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OwnerMTV Networks
IntroducedFebruary 2, 1999 (as a channel)
March 5, 2015 (as a streaming app)
DiscontinuedSeptember 27, 2009 (as a channel)
July 2, 2024 (as a streaming app)
MarketsUnited States
United Kingdom
Previous ownersSesame Workshop (1999—2002)

Noggin is a TV brand. It was started by two companies: MTV Networks and Sesame Workshop.[1] It came out in 1999 as a TV channel. Since 2015, it has been a streaming app instead.[2][3][4]

In 1999, Noggin mostly made TV shows for tweens and teenagers. In 2002, Noggin changed its schedule. It showed preschool shows in the mornings and teen shows at night. The nighttime schedule got its own name, "The N."[5][6]

Name[change | change source]

The name "Noggin" is a slang word that means "head." The makers of Noggin decided on this name because they wanted Noggin to be a "thinking channel" that inspired kids and made them think.

Shows[change | change source]

There have been lots of different shows on Noggin. Some of Noggin's first shows were Phred on Your Head Show and A Walk in Your Shoes. Noggin made preschool shows like Oobi and The Upside Down Show. It also made teen shows for its nighttime schedule, like O'Grady and South of Nowhere.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The-N.com Terms & Conditions". Noggin LLC. Archived from the original on June 9, 2002. This Site at THE-N.COM is fully controlled and operated by Noggin LLC, a joint venture of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International, Inc., and Sesame Workshop.
  2. "Nickelodeon to Launch Noggin Subscription-Video Service in March". Variety.com. Penske Media Corporation. February 25, 2015.
  3. "Viacom to relaunch Noggin as mobile SVOD service". FierceCable.com. Questex Media Group. February 25, 2015.
  4. Flamm, Matthew (March 30, 2015). "Viacom's NY layoffs spotlight TV's radical upheaval". Crain's. Crain Communications.
  5. "Noggin growing into tween TV". Playthings Magazine. March 21, 2002.
  6. "Noggin Extends Preschool Block and Launches New Programming Block for Tweens as Part of Network Repositioning". Lawrence.com. March 21, 2002.

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