NickMusic (Australia and New Zealand)
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NickMusic is an Australian TV channel jointly owned by Foxtel Networks and ViacomCBS. It launched on 1 July 2020 replacing Channel [V] on channel 802, taking the slot of [V]'s 2-hour timeshift. It is an Australian version of the U.S pay television channel of the same name, a kid-safe, family-friendly music video channel for 4-15 year olds mainly featuring modern-day pop and teen pop hits on an automated schedule. It is the first NickMusic channel in Oceania and the second to launch outside of the United States (after the Dutch version).
|Broadcast area||Australia |
|Owner||Foxtel Networks (35%)|
ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia (65%)
|Sister channels||Network 10|
|Launched||1 July 2020 (Australia)|
6 July 2020 (New Zealand)
|Optus TV||Channel 802|
|Sky (NZ)||Channel 100 & 117|
|Foxtel Now||Channel 802|
|Channel 251 Fetch TV|
|Foxtel Go||Channel 802|
On 6 July 2020, NickMusic was made available in New Zealand via satellite TV broadcaster Sky. In April 2021, it will be one of two channels Fetch TV is having as a replacement for the WarnerMedia services Cartoon Network and Boomerang (the other replacement being BBC Kids)
Unlike its sister MTV-branded music channels, NickMusic is not programmed locally and is instead a direct (non-timeshifted) simulcast of the Dutch version. As a result, many Dutch-language pop music videos are regularly broadcast on the Australian channel.