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. Channel|
|Headquarters||One Astor Plaza|
New York, NY, U.S.
|Picture format||4:3 (1988-2013) 16:9 (2013-present)|
|Owner||Paramount Media Networks|
|Launched||September 28, 2009|
|Available on most cable systems||Varies by cable provider|
|Dish Network||Channel 169 (SD)|
|DirecTV||Channel 301 (SD/HD)|
|Charter Spectrum||Channel 257 (HD)|
|YouTube TV, FuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, Vidgo TV|
Launched on January 4, 1988. 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.
Launched on September 1, 1993 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?]
Launched on March 2004. The Australian version includes some PBS Kids series like WordWorld and Sid the Science Kid.
Similar to the US version. Launched on January 26, 2010. Name stylized as Nickelodeon Junior so it doesn't sound like a French swear word.
Launched on July 1, 2018, like US version it have the late Nick JR shows, name stylized as Nick JR.
- ↑ Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo, Variety.com, July 29, 2009
- ↑ "FOXTEL - About FOXTEL - What We Do - Shareholdings". Foxtel. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
- ↑ Nick Jnr to launch in France | Rapid TV News