Nick Jr.

American pay television channel spun off from Nickelodeon's long-running programming block of the same name

Nick Jr. (known on-air as the Nick Jr. Channel) is an American pay television channel spun off from Nickelodeon's long-running programming block of the same name. It is run by Paramount Global through its networks division's Kids and Family Group. The channel launched on September 28, 2009, and primarily targets preschoolers. Its lineup features a mix of originally-produced programming, along with series from the Nickelodeon weekday block; because of the two entities, Nick Jr. is known on-air as "the Nick Jr. Channel" (as of May 2018) to avoid confusion, especially at times of day where both services are carrying preschool programming Nick Jr Nick Jr Nick Jr

Nick Jr. Channel
Nick Jr. Channel logo.svg
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersOne Astor Plaza
New York City, New York, U.S.
Programming
Language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish (with SAP)
Picture formatUK

4:3 (1977-1998) 16:9 (1999-present)

USA 4:3 (1999-2002)

16:9 (2002-present)
Ownership
OwnerParamount Media Networks
Sister channels
History
LaunchedSeptember 28, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-09-28)
ReplacedNoggin (channel)
Links
Websitewww.nickjr.com
Availability
Cable
Available on most cable systemsVaries by cable provider
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 169 (SD)
Orby TVChannel 220
DirecTVChannel 301 (SD/HD)
Charter SpectrumChannel 257 (HD)
IPTV
Verizon FiOS
  • Channel 256 (SD)
  • Channel 756 (HD)
U-verse TV
  • Channel 320 (SD)
  • Channel 1320 (HD)
Google Fiber
  • Channel 425 (SD/HD)
Streaming media
YouTube TV, FuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV

ProgrammingEdit

International versionsEdit

United StatesEdit

Launched on January 4, 1999.[1] The US version did not had the similar graphs, promos or design as the UK, Italy or Australia except the logo. Currently it airs some early and late Nick Jr. shows. The new logo is a lot different then the block's logo.

United KingdomEdit

Launched on September 1, 1977 as the first Nick Jr. channel. Until 1999 But it was in widescreen it aired from 6:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. Then in February 2002 a classic children's programming block called Nick Jr. Classics was launched, airing was also increased to 10:00p.m. After Nick Jr. Classics was Closed in 2019, it began airing for 24 hours.

There is a similar service titled Nick Jr. Too. It launched in April 2002 as Nick Jr. 2, but the name was changed in November 2014.[source?]

AustraliaEdit

Launched on March 2004.[2] The Australian version includes some PBS Kids series like WordWorld and Sid the Science Kid.

FranceEdit

Similar to the US version. Launched on January 26, 2010.[3] Name stylized as Nickelodeon Junior so it doesn't sound like a French swear word.

Latin AmericaEdit

Launched on July 1, 2018, like US version it have the late Nick JR shows, name stylized as Nick JR.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo, Variety.com, July 29, 2009
  2. "FOXTEL - About FOXTEL - What We Do - Shareholdings". Foxtel. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  3. Nick Jnr to launch in France | Rapid TV News

Other websitesEdit