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Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia)

Nickelodeon is a Southeast Asian pay television channel operated by Viacom, broadcasting from Singapore to the audiences in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Launched on 5 November 1998, the channel broadcasts Nickelodeon's original series, being a version of the namesake television channel in the United States, but it also airs the shows from third-party companies. The programs are in English.

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Launched5 November 1998
NetworkMTV Networks Asia Pacific
Owned byViacom International Media Networks
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganPutting kids first
LanguageEnglish
Malay
Indonesian
Thai
Vietnamese
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Previously
Philippines (1998-2011; replaced by Nickelodeon Philippines)
South Korea (2003-2006; replaced by Nickelodeon South Korea)
New Zealand (2000-2006; replaced by Nickelodeon NZ)
Headquarters Singapore
Sister channel(s)MTV
Comedy Central
Nick Jr.
MTV Live HD
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Terrestrial
Nexmedia
(Indonesia)
Channel 107 (SD)
Satellite
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 612
MNC Vision (Indonesia)Channel 49
TransVision (Indonesia)Channel 220
Sky Net (Myanmar)Channel 14
Dialog tv (Sri Lanka)Channel 53
DishHD (Taiwan)Channel 6565
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 72
Sky Direct (Philippines)Channel 17
Skynindo
(Indonesia)
Channel 39 (HD 800/77/99)
Channel 21 (C01/C02)
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 104
Cable
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 314 (SD/HD)
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 125
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 452
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 514
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 24
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 45 (Digital)
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 730
Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 45 (Digital)
IPTV
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 444
Unifi TV
(Malaysia)
Channel 554 (SD)
myTV Super
(Hong Kong)
Channel 104
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 240 (HD)
CHT MOD (Taiwan)Channel 105

The channel was also used to be available in South Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines, but it was later replaced by the specific versions for the respective areas.

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HistoryEdit

The channel was launched in the Philippines on 5 November 1998 as a 24-hour English-language channel. Then, the network expanded into Indonesia, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka via pan-regional feed broadcast from Singapore since 1999.

On 11 October 2006, Viacom's subsidiary MTV Networks Asia Pacific set up a new unit to manage Nickelodeon South East Asia TV based in Singapore.[1]

On 15 March 2010 it got a new logo and new programs from the United States. On 11 April 2011, a new schedule was launched to put live-action programs in the primetime slot and will double the Nick Jr. block. On 1 July 2011 the Nick Jr. block was removed. In February 2013, The Nicktoons block launched.

In August 2014, a new feed with a new schedule was launched to replace this feed in the rest of Southeast Asia (excluding Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines), Hong Kong, and Taiwan while this feed continues its broadcast and schedule in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Kids Choice AwardsEdit

IndonesiaEdit

The Indonesia Kids Choice Awards is the first Kids Choice Awards set in Asia next to the Philippines. The first show was held since 2008 in Jakarta and was first hosted by Tora Sudiro, Tasya Kamila and Ringgo Agus Rahman and some various Indonesian Artist's over the years. The logo of the show is exactly the same as the US version however, it is designed for the Indonesian version of the show and still read Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids Choice Awards.

PhilippinesEdit

The Philippines Kids Choice Awards is the second setting of the Kids Choice Awards in Asia preceded by Indonesia. The show was first held since 2008 at the Aliw Theater in Pasay and was first hosted by Michael V. and some various Filipino artists. According to Amit Jain, executive Vice-President and managing director of MTV Networks India, China and Southeast Asia, "This is a milestone for Nickelodeon's business in Southeast Asia as it will deliver on Nick's commitment of providing global kids-centric shows and properties which are adapted to reflect local tastes and aspirations."[2] The Philippines KCA has been inactive all over the years.

ProgrammingEdit

Sister channelsEdit

Nick Jr. is the preschool channel which replaced the Nick Jr. block on Nickelodeon's main Southeast Asia feed since 1 July 2011. It was launched on 18 May 2011 on StarHub TV Channel 304 in Singapore and on TelkomVision Channel 305 in Indonesia. The channel had expand its broadcast to other parts of Southeast Asia in later 2011.

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