Nickelodeon (Japan)

Nickelodeon (Japan)
Launched November 15, 1998 (1998-11-15)
Closed September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30)
Owned by Viacom Networks Japan K.K. (Viacom)
Picture format 480i, 4:3 (SD)
Country Japan
Language Japanese language
Broadcast area Japan
Headquarters Japan

Nickelodeon was a Japanese television channel which targeted children, teens and adults. Started on November 1998 as a cable and satellite television channel, Viacom attempted to bring their Nickelodeon brand to the Japanese market. However, due to declining viewership, the television channel was taken off the air on September 30, 2009. After the channel's closure, some programs were moved to other specialty channels (including MTV Japan), DTH satellite channels and terrestrial television networks. New programs made their national television premiere on other channels: For example, The Penguins of Madagascar made debut on NHK Educational Television on April 4, 2010. The official website is still online, with program information, website games and downloadable stuffs.

The logo of the Animax NickTime block

Nickelodeon's programs were then broadcast on Animax in Japan under a television block titled "NickTime", starting with SpongeBob SquarePants from September 1, 2010.[1]


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