Nick Jr.

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

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

USA 4:3 (1999-2002)

16:9 (2002-present)
OwnerViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Sister channels
LaunchedSeptember 28, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-09-28)
ReplacedNoggin (channel)
Available on most cable systemsVaries by cable provider
Dish NetworkChannel 169 (SD)
Orby TVChannel 220
DirecTVChannel 301 (SD/HD) (exp. 8/2/22)
Charter SpectrumChannel 257 (HD)
Verizon FiOS
  • Channel 256 (SD)
  • Channel 756 (HD)
U-verse TV
  • Channel 320 (SD) (exp. 8/2/22)
  • Channel 1320 (HD) (exp. 8/2/22)
Google Fiber
  • Channel 425 (SD/HD)
Streaming media
YouTube TV, FuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream (exp. 8/2/22), Hulu + Live TV

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 March 2018) to avoid confusion, especially at times of day where both services are carrying preschool programming

Programming[change | change source]

International versions[change | change source]

United States[change | change source]

Launched on September 4, 1999.[1] The US version did not had the similar graphs, promos or design as the UK, Italy or Australia except the logo. The mascots were Moose A. Moose and Zee from April 7, 2003 until February 29, 2012. Currently it airs some early and late Nick Jr. shows. The new logo is a lot different then the block's logo.

United Kingdom[change | change source]

Launched on January 1, 1977 as the first Nick Jr. channel. Until 2005 it aired from 6:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. Then in 2005 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 dropped, it began airing for 24 hours.

There is a similar service titled Nick Jr. Too. It launched in April 2006 as Nick Jr. 2, but the name was changed in November 2014.[source?]

Australia[change | change source]

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

France[change | change source]

Similar to the US version. Launched on January 26, 2010.[3] Name stylized as Nickelodeon Junior.

Latin america[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo,, 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 websites[change | change source]