Nick Jr.

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Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. logo 2009.svg
LaunchedFebruary 4, 1988; 35 years ago (1988-02-04)
CountryUnited States
FormatEducational shows for preschoolers
Runtime5-7 hours
HeadquartersNew York City
ParentParamount Media Networks

Nick Jr. is a block of TV shows that is seen on Nickelodeon every weekday morning. It started playing on January 4, 1988. The shows in this block are made specially for preschoolers. Most of the shows are educational. Shows like Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer, and The Backyardigans were made for the Nick Jr. block.

A separate Nick Jr. Channel was started on September 28, 2009. It plays many of the same shows as the block. Both the block and the channel are still airing.

Programming[change | change source]

International versions[change | change source]

United States[change | change source]

The block started playing on Nickelodeon on January 4, 1988. In 2009, a separate channel was started (the Nick Jr. Channel), and it was named after the block.[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 Kingdom[change | change source]

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?]

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 so it doesn't sound like a French swear word.

Latin America[change | change source]

Launched on July 1, 2018, like US version 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. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  3. Nick Jnr to launch in France | Rapid TV News

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