Nick Jr. (British and Irish TV channel)
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Nick Jr. is a British television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland operated by a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks Europe and Sky. The channel is aimed at pre-school children.
1 September 1999 (Channel)
|Owned by||Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
0.06% (+1) (March 2017 , BARB)
|Slogan||Everyday's an adventure!|
|Country||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Timeshift service||Nick Jr. +1|
|Sky (UK)||Channel 615 (HD)|
Channel 628 (+1)
Channel 648 (SD)
|Sky (Ireland)||Channel 615|
Channel 628 (+1)
Channel 631 (HD)
|Virgin Media||Channel 715|
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 607|
|TalkTalk Plus TV||Channel 484|
|Eir Vision||Channel 615|
|Sky Go||Watch live (UK & Ireland only)|
|Now TV||Watch live (UK only)|
|TVPlayer||Watch live (UK only, TVPlayer Plus subscription required)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
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Nick Jr. was first broadcast in the UK and Ireland from 1993, during the daytime hours from 9am - 12pm (later changed to 10am – 2:30pm) on the main Nickelodeon channel.
In 1999, the Nick Jr slot was spun off into its own channel although the slot on Nickelodeon continued until July 2000, initially broadcasting on channel 606 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.
When it first properly aired it was presented by Face. 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 channels have since extended their broadcasting hours.
A version of Nick Jr. for Ireland was launched in 2006. This version, like Nickelodeon Ireland, shares the same schedule as the UK feed, but has Irish adverts. On 30 April 2010, the channel updated to the United States look.
As of 2 August 2010, Nick Jr. broadcasts 24 hours a day.
On 18 February 2019, Nick Jr UK Rebranded to its current US Look.
Nick Jr. ClassicsEdit
Nick Jr. Classics (formerly Noggin) was a British television programming block broadcast nightly on Nick Jr. from 2004.
The block was first seen on Nick Jr., and was also shown on Nick Jr. Too before it permanently moved to that channel on 5 January 2009. The slot was popular with both the target audience and parents/guardians.
The block closed down on 30 April 2010, following the rebranding of both channels.