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Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Launched December 1, 1977
Owned by Viacom
Country Nationwide (with international versions in Canada, the U.K., the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Australia, CIS, Europe, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, France, Scandinavia, South East Asia, Sweden and Denmark)
Replaced Pinwheel
Sister channel(s) Nicktoons, Nick Jr., TeenNick
Website Nickelodeon International Site

Nickelodeon is a worldwide cable television network. It is made for children. The network was started in 1977 as Pinwheel. During the late mornings and afternoons, Nickelodeon shows Nick Play Date. This is a group of learning programs and series for younger children. They are shown while the older children are in school. At night, the network shows Nick at Nite. Nick at Nite is a group of re-runs of older series that parents watched when they were younger.

Rugrats is the series which has been shown for the longest time on Nickelodeon. The series has been shown for thirteen years. It was the most popular show on the network until they started showing SpongeBob SquarePants. Rugrats has led to two spin-offs, All Grown Up! and Suzy and Angelica's Preschool Daze.

The network makes a magazine called Nickelodeon Magazine, which was last released on December 2009. It also has events and special programs every year, for example, the Kids Choice Awards.


Some of the programs that have been shown on Nickelodeon include:

Night time

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See also: List of Nickelodeon channels around the world

Nick Jr

Nick Jr. is the channel for preschool children. It is an abbreviation of Nickelodeon Junior. It was launched in 1988 in the United States.

Nick 2

Nick 2 (formerly Nick Too) is a commercial-free time shift service of Nickelodeon. It began on July 1, 1989. It is owned by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom. This channel shows what was on the channels Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nick at Nite three hours earlier than the normal feed of the channel. On Comcast, Cox Cable and Verizon FiOS, there is Nick 2. On Time Warner Cable and Cablevision there is no Nick 2. Nickelodeon and Disney Channel are the only basic cable channels to have time shift services in the United States.

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