Nick Jr.

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Nick Jr.
Launched January 4, 1988 (Block)
February 2, 1999 (Channel)
Owned by Viacom International (1999-2005)
Viacom (2005-present)
Slogan The Smart Place to Play
Formerly called Channel: Noggin (February 2, 1999-September 28, 2009) (USA only)
Sister channel(s) Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons
Website https://web.archive.org/web/20070831025552/nickjr.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV (US only) Channel 301
Channel 1301 (VOD)
Dish Network Channel 169?
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 256
AT&T U-verse Channel 320
Available on most cable systems Check local listings for channels

Nick Jr. is an abbreviation of Nickelodeon Junior. It was launched on 1988 in the United States.

one of the most important shows is Becca’s Bunch

International versions[change | change source]

United States[change | change source]

Launched on January 4, 1988.[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 September 1, 1999 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.

Australia[change | change source]

Launched on March 2004.[2] The Australian version includes some PBS Kids series like WordWorld, Sid the Science Kid, or Martha Speaks, and original programming like Ollie.

France[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo, Variety.com, 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]