24 Facts About Nickelodeon


Nickelodeon is an American pay television channel which launched on April 1,1979, as the first cable channel for children.

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The channel, now named Nickelodeon, launched to a new countrywide audience on April 1,1979, with Pinwheel as its inaugural program.

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In 1999, Nickelodeon partnered with Sesame Workshop to create Noggin, an educational brand consisting of a cable channel and an interactive website.

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Programming seen on Nickelodeon includes animated series, live-action, scripted series, and original made-for-TV movies, while the network's daytime schedule is dedicated to shows targeting preschoolers.

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In June 2020, Nickelodeon announced that they would bring back Nick News in a series of hour-long specials.

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Until 1991, the animated series that aired on Nickelodeon were largely imported from foreign countries, with some original animated specials that were featured on the channel up to that point.

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Nickelodeon has produced a variety of original made-for-TV movies, which usually premiere in weekend evening timeslots or on school holidays.

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Nickelodeon periodically acquires theatrically-released feature films for broadcast on the channel.

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In 2002, Nickelodeon entered a long-standing broadcast partnership with Mattel to air films and specials based on the toy company's Barbie dolls.

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DirecTV and Dish Network offer both Nickelodeon feeds, though they carry both time zone feeds of most of the children's networks that the providers offer by default.

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Nickelodeon Animation Studio is a production firm with two main locations.

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Nickelodeon Productions is a live-action production studio in New York, that provides original sitcoms and game-related programs for Nickelodeon.

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Nickelodeon on Sunset was a studio complex in Hollywood, California which served as the primary production facility for Nickelodeon's series from 1997 until 2017; the studio is designated by the National Register for Historic Places as a historical landmark as a result of its prior existence as the Earl Carroll Theater, a prominent dinner theater.

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Nickelodeon worked, alongside THQ on an original game concept, Tak and the Power of Juju.

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Nickelodeon used the website in conjunction with television programs which increased traffic.

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In 2001, Nickelodeon partnered with Networks Inc to provide broadband video games for rent from Nick.

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Nickelodeon released a free mobile app for smartphones and tablet computers operating on the Apple and Android platforms in February 2013.

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Nickelodeon Movies is a motion picture production unit that was founded in 1995, as a family entertainment arm of Paramount Pictures.

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Nickelodeon Movies has produced films based on Nickelodeon animated programs including The Rugrats Movie and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, as well as other adaptations and original live-action and animated projects.

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Nickelodeon Magazine was a print magazine that was launched in 1993; the channel had previously published a short-lived magazine effort in 1990.

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Nickelodeon Magazine incorporated informative non-fiction pieces, humor, interviews, recipes, and a comic book section in the center of each issue featuring original comics by leading underground cartoonists as well as strips about popular Nicktoons.

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On November 9,2009, Nickelodeon announced that it had ended the licensing agreement with Southern Star Amusements.

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Nickelodeon Universe has a second location at the American Dream Meadowlands complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, that opened on October 25,2019.

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Between 1993 and 1995, Nickelodeon opened international channels in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany; by the later year, the network had provided its programming to broadcasters in 70 countries.

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