Nick Jr. Channel

American pay television channel spun off from Nickelodeon's long-running Nick Jr. programming block

The Nick Jr. Channel (sometimes shortened to Nick Jr.) is a television channel that is based on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. block. It is run by Paramount Global. While the original block started in 1988, the separate channel started on September 28, 2009. It is made for preschoolers and it mostly plays shows that began on the Nickelodeon weekday block.

Nick Jr. Channel
Logo used since September 4, 2023[a]
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersOne Astor Plaza
New York City, New York, U.S.
  • English
  • Spanish (with SAP)
Picture format4:3 (2009-2013) 16:9 (2013-present)
Timeshift serviceNick Jr. East
Nick Jr. West
OwnerParamount Media Networks
Sister channels
LaunchedSeptember 28, 2009; 14 years ago (2009-09-28)
ReplacedNoggin (channel)
Available on most cable systemsVaries by cable provider
Dish NetworkChannel 169 (SD)
DirecTVChannel 301 (SD/HD)
Charter SpectrumChannel 257 (HD)
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
Affiliated Streaming ServiceParamount+
YouTube TV, FuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV[broken anchor], Vidgo TV

Since May 2018, the channel has been specially labeled "the Nick Jr. Channel on TV. This is to prevent confusion between the weekday block and the separate channel.



International versions


United Kingdom


Launched on 1 September 1999 as the first full Nick Jr. channel. 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 removed, 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.[1] 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.[2] Name stylized as Nickelodeon Junior so it doesn't sound like a French swear word.

Latin America


Launched on July 1, 2008, like US version it have the late Nick JR shows, name stylized as Nick JR.

  1. The logo's wordmark has been in use since September 28, 2009. Additionally, this logo is a variant meant to be used for white backgrounds; the main variant has a white (for Nick) and blue (for Jr.) wordmark in conjunction with a fully orange splat.


  1. "FOXTEL - About FOXTEL - What We Do - Shareholdings". Foxtel. 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  2. "Nick Jnr to launch in France | Rapid TV News". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2022-01-29.

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