Nickelodeon Global (formerly Nickelodeon Europe and Nickelodeon Commercial Light) is a specialized children's TV channel and the international version of the original American channel. It is operated by Paramount Networks EMEAA in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and by Paramount Networks Americas in Latin America and Brazil.

Nickelodeon
Logo used since 1 August 2023[a]
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaRomania
Malta
Hungary
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Former Yugoslavia
Bulgaria
CIS
Georgia
Ukraine
Moldova
Turkey
Austria
Switzerland
Baltic states
Poland
HeadquartersLondon, UK
Programming
Language(s)
  • English
  • Romanian
  • Croatian
  • Bulgarian
  • Serbian
  • German
  • Czech
  • Hungarian
  • Kazakh
  • Slovene
  • Russian
  • Estonian
  • Lithuanian
  • Latvian
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
Picture format
Ownership
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
History
Launched15 November 1998; 25 years ago (1998-11-15)
Links
Websitenickelodeon.tv
Availability
Terrestrial
GO (Malta)Channel 331

History

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Nickelodeon Export

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Since the late 1980s, many European countries have hosted the American version of the channel, including the USSR in 1988,[1] where Nickelodeon became available without translation.[2][3] This expansion followed the strategy used in 1987 for launching MTV Networks Europe.[4] Viacom (now Paramount) decided against establishing an independent Nickelodeon channel in Europe to minimize risks.[5] On September 1, 1993, Nickelodeon UK was launched in partnership with BSkyB, (now Sky UK), and this version was subsequently distributed throughout the rest of Europe.[6][7][8]

Nickelodeon Global

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The pan-European channel was officially launched on November 15, 1998, under the name Nickelodeon Europe, broadcasting around the clock. Between 1998 and 2000, Nickelodeon Europe expanded to Malta, Romania, and Hungary.[9]

In the early 2000s, the channel introduced four programming blocks, Nick Movies, Toons on Toast, Nick Zone, and Nick Double. In 2004, Nickelodeon Europe expanded to the rest of Eastern Europe, including broadcasting in Russian. From May 2004 to September 2012, Nickelodeon Europe served as the main TV channel in the CIS and Baltic countries.[10][11]

From 2008 to 2012, the channel experienced periodic technical issues, including audio track problems, which led to the broadcast of animated series in English for some time. During this period, promotional texts were also removed.

On Valentines Day 2010, a new corporate logo was introduced, aligning with other Nickelodeon channels worldwide but featuring a new design.[12][13][14] That same year, the channel began broadcasting under a Czech license due to the country's minimum broadcasting regulations. The broadcasting center remains located in London.

Between 2010 and 2013, Nickelodeon Europe expanded to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Serbia. On September 17, 2011, the channel switched to widescreen broadcasting (16:9), and on October 4, 2011, it switched to HD format. In some countries, including the CIS, it is referred to as Nickelodeon HD.

In 2013, programming of the channel was taken over by Amsterdam.[15][16]

In October 2017, audio tracks in Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian were added for the Baltic States.[17]

On August 31, 2021, Nickelodeon Europe was renamed Nickelodeon Global, and the channel now serves 85 countries.[18] Nickelodeon Global retains the Czech license (RRTV) to ensure the continuation of legal broadcasting in the European Union in accordance with the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) and the Single Market Law after the UK left the European Union.

On 5 April 2022, a Kazakh-language audio track was added for Kazakhstan.[19] Since December 2022, Nickelodeon Global has once again been the main TV channel in the CIS countries (except for Russia and Belarus), replacing the local version, Nickelodeon Russia.[20]

On 1 June 2023, a Ukrainian-language audio track was added,[21] replacing the Nickelodeon Ukraine Pluto TV channel.[22] On 1 August 2023, the channel underwent rebranding, which included an updated logo and new design.[23]

Nickelodeon CEE

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Nickelodeon CEE was launched in early December 2004.[24][25][26]

Programming blocks

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Weekend Awesomeness

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This programming block starts on Sundays at 16:45 and features special episodes.

Saturday Marathons

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This programming block starts on Saturdays at 12:00 and features marathons episodes of popular shows.

Notes

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  1. ^ The logo's wordmark has been in use since 10 February 2010. Additionally, this logo is a variant meant to be used for white backgrounds; the main variant has a white wordmark in conjunction with a fully orange splat.

References

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  1. ^ "MTV Goes Global : The pioneering American cable music video network is bringing its distinctive brand of entertainment to 24 countries worldwide--and the Soviet Union may be next". Los Angeles Times. 18 December 1988. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Nick Rewind Россия - YouTube". YouTube.
  3. ^ ""До 16 и старше..."". Теле-Спутник. April 1997. Archived from the original on 2 February 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Товарный знак №085639 » Правообладатель Виаком Интернешнл Инк., корпорация штата Делавэр, 1515 Бродвей, Нью-Йорк, Нью-Йорк 10036, Соединенные Штаты Америки (US)". Archived from the original on 17 January 2023. Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Источник". Archived from the original on 14 October 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Nickelodeon UK". Archived from the original on 22 January 2023. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  7. ^ nick.co.uk
  8. ^ Chalaby, Jean K. (2009). Transnational Television in Europe: Reconfiguring Global Communications Networks. I.B.Tauris. p. 129. ISBN 9780857717474.
  9. ^ "Media Ownership: Children's TV channels in Europe – Who are the key players?". European Audiovisual Observatory. July 2017. Archived from the original on 14 October 2022.
  10. ^ Журнал Теле-Спутник
  11. ^ ""Наш Nickelodeon отделился от Польского уже как месяц..."". vk.com. [user-generated source]
  12. ^ "Nickelodeon Europe представил новый логотип и визуальную идентичность » SAT.UZ - Первый спутниковый".
  13. ^ "Nickelodeon Europe представил новый логотип и визуальную идентичность - Новости спутникового телевидения Lugasat". 15 February 2010.
  14. ^ "Nickelodeon Europe представил новый логотип и визуальную идентичность | Спутниковое телевидение глазами профессионалов". Archived from the original on 6 June 2021.
  15. ^ Подключайтесь к #Nickelodeon, чтобы посмотреть.. | Nickelodeon | VK
  16. ^ 1 июня – твой день! Сделай его идеальным –.. | Nickelodeon | VK
  17. ^ Nickelodeon
  18. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20210415164541/https://www.rrtv.cz/files/lic/l1115936.pdf
  19. ^ Nickelodeon HD арнасын қазақ тілінде қарсы алыңыздар!
  20. ^ "Nickelodeon и MTV CIS (ранее Russia) прекратили вещание TV Archive | ВКонтакте". vk.com (in Russian). Retrieved 14 December 2022. [user-generated source]
  21. ^ "В Украине запустили локальную версию телеканала Nickelodeon" [In Ukraine launched a local version of the TV channel Nickelodeon]. TVnews.by (in Russian). 23 June 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  22. ^ Kaźmierska, Anita (27 June 2023). "Nickelodeon z ukraińską wersją językową" [Nickelodeon with Ukrainian language version]. satkurier.pl (in Polish). SATkurier. Retrieved 27 June 2023.
  23. ^ Nickelodeon Global - смена логотипа (01.08.2023) - YouTube
  24. ^ "Access Denied". Archived from the original on 14 October 2004.
  25. ^ "Access Denied". Archived from the original on 5 December 2004.
  26. ^ on the official website Nick.com . mention the nick cee channel since December 2004
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