Nick Jr. (British and Irish TV channel)

Nick Jr. is a British television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland operated by a joint venture between ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia and Sky Group. The channel is aimed at pre-school children.

Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. logo 2009.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom and Ireland
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom and Ireland
SloganEveryday's an adventure!
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Timeshift serviceNick Jr. +1
Ownership
Owner(ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky Group)
Sister channelsChannel 5
5Select
5Star
5USA
Paramount Network
Smithsonian Channel
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr. Too
Nicktoons
Comedy Central
Comedy Central Extra
MTV
MTV Base
MTV Classic
MTV Hits
MTV Music
MTV Live HD
MTV 80s
Launched1993 (programming block)
1 September 1999 (TV channel)
Virgin MediaChannel 715
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 607
WightFibreChannel 101
Sky (UK)Channel 615 (HD)
Channel 628 (+1)
Channel 648 (SD)
Sky (Ireland)Channel 615
Channel 628 (+1)
Channel 631 (HD)
TalkTalk Plus TVChannel 484
BTChannel 484
BT (via Now TV)Channel 470
Channel 476 (HD)
PlusnetChannel 484
Eir VisionChannel 615
Sky GoWatch live (UK & Ireland only)
Now TVWatch live (UK only)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only, TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
Websitewww.nickjr.co.uk

HistoryEdit

Nick Jr. was first broadcast in the UK and Ireland from 1993, during the daytime hours from 9am to 12pm on Nickelodeon.

In 1999, Nick Jr. was spun off into its own channel although the slot on Nickelodeon continued until July 2000, initially broadcasting on Sky, and from 6am to 12pm alongside Sky Sports 3 on analogue satellite, although this schedule would sometimes be altered if sports were being covered in the early morning.[citation needed]

When it first properly aired it was presented by Face.[citation needed] In 2001, MTV Dance started broadcasting during its downtime hours after it was spun off from MTV Extra. MTV Dance acquired its own separate channel in 2002 and both MTV Dance and MTV Extra have since extended their broadcasting hours.

A version of Nick Jr. for Ireland was launched in 2006.[citation needed] This version, like the Irish version of Nickelodeon, shares the same schedule as the British version of Nickelodeon, but has Irish adverts.[citation needed] In April 2010, Nick Jr. updated to the United States look.

Since August 2010, Nick Jr. broadcasts 24 hours a day.[citation needed]

Since July 2016, Nick Jr. HD launched on Sky, replacing MTV Live HD's Sky slot.[citation needed]

Nick Jr. ClassicsEdit

During the mid and late 2000s, Nick Jr. and Nick Jr. 2 presented a nighttime programming block dedicated to classic British children's programmes under the title Nick Jr. Classics. The block launched under the name Noggin on 31 May 2004,[1] running every night from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.[2] It was rebranded as Nick Jr. Classics on 5 September 2005.

The block was discontinued on Nick Jr. on 4 January 2009 and Nick Jr. 2 in 2010.

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