Nickelodeon (Latin America)
Nickelodeon is a Latin American pay television channel, counterpart of the American network of the same name. It is owned by ViacomCBS and was launched on 20 December 1996. It includes shows like Skimo and the hit teen drama Isa TKM and its successor Isa TK+.
|Launched||20 December 1996|
|Owned by||ViacomCBS International Media Networks The Americas|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 4:3 480i/576i for the SDTV feeds)
Portuguese (in Brazil only)
(only available during programmes as a second audio track)
|Broadcast area||Latin America|
|Headquarters||Miami Beach, Florida|
|Sister channel(s)||MTV |
Paramount Channel (International)
|Dish Network Mexico||Channel 305|
(Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic)
|Channel 307 (SD)|
Channel 1307 (HD)
|Channel 308 (SD)|
Channel 1308 (HD)
(Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela)
|Channel 302 (SD)|
Channel 823 (HD)
(Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay)
|Sky Brasil||Channel 57 (SD)|
Channel 457 (HD)
Channel 208 (SD)
Channel 234 (Nick 2)
Channel 240 (HD)
Channel 8 (SD)
Channel 508 (HD)
Channel 505 (Nick 2)
Channel 8 (SD)
Channel 508 (HD)
Channel 35 (SD)
Channel 576 (HD)
Channel 577 (Nick 2)
Channel 208 (SD)
Channel 1208 (HD)
Channel 1214 (Nick 2)
Channel 69 (SD)
Channel 569 (HD)
Channel 571 (Nick 2)
Channel 22 (Analogue)
Channel 153 (Digital)
|Channel 256 (SD)|
Channel 1256 (HD)
|Channel 34 (Analogue)|
Channel 202 (SD/HD)
|Channel 410 (SD)|
Channel 765 (HD)
|Channel 302 (Paraguay)|
Channel 115 (SD; Bolivia)
Channel 724 (HD; Bolivia)
Channel 16 (Analogue; El Salvador)
Channel 104 (Digital; El Salvador)
Channel 65 (Analogue; Honduras)
Channel 104 (Digital; Honduras)
|Channel 9 (Santiago)|
Channel 719 (HD)
|Channel 102 (HD)|
Channel 103 (Nick 2)
|Channel 404 (SD)|
Channel 1404 (HD)
Channel 1407 (Nick 2)
|Channel 508 (HD)|
|Channel 11 (SD)|
Channel 819 (HD)
|Telefónica del Sur|
|Channel 10 (SD)|
Channel 819 (Nick 2)
|Channel 308 (SD)|
|Channel 202 (HD)|
The channel was launched on 20 December 1996 in Latin America as a cartoon-oriented channel, being the main competitor of Cartoon Network, which was launched three years before. In 1999, Nickelodeon launched its official website for the region, MundoNick.com. "Nick Radio" was also available, but eventually it was replaced by the Nick Jr. official site.
On 9 June 2008, the channel launched "Nickers", a live-action show with two hosts introducing shows and music. It followed the same line and was very similar to Disney Channel's Zapping Zone. The block was cancelled in all feeds in December 2008. In 2008, two locally produced series premiered, both being soap operas. The first one, Isa TKM premiered on 29 September 2008 and La maga y el camino dorado premiered on 13 October of that same year.
In 2009, a programming block called Nick Hits, which airs classic Nick Toons, replaced Nick at Nite on weekends. On 5 April 2010, Nickelodeon Latin America was rebranded with the new logo already in use in the US and most countries in the world, making it the last Nickelodeon channel worldwide to switch to the new graphics. Due to the rebrand, NickHits was closed down and replaced again by Nick at Nite. In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids Choice Awards. It premiered on 4 September 2010. On 20 July 2010, another original series called Sueña conmigo premiered on the channel.
Through August 2010, Nickelodeon started to rerun the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender to promote the film The Last Airbender; with this, a new on-air logo was shown when the series was broadcast, an arrow blurring takes on/off in the Nick logo. On 2 May 2011, it was premiered the fifth original production Grachi. In late January 2012, MTV Networks Latin America announced another locally produced soap opera, Miss XV, that was premiered on 16 April 2012.
On 1 January 2015 the Nick at Nite programming block went off the air. Since 2012, the block was no longer airing classic programming from the 80s and 90s and, instead, was a mere relay of Nickelodeon's 2000s and 2010s TV series that were not aired in the main slot anymore.
Nickelodeon Latin America is divided into four different feeds for its broadcast in the Latin American region.
- North feed: Aimed at Mexico. Used to broadcast as a pan-regional feed excluding Argentina and Chile.
- Central feed: Aimed at Colombia, Central America, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia. This feed used to cover Paraguay and Uruguay until 2012, when they switched to the South feed.
- South feed: Aimed at Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay. Chile used to be covered by this feed until 2017.
- Brazilian feed: Portuguese-language feed launched in August 1998.
Events and media
Verano Nick (Nick Summer) is a limited summer event, that holds in different places, such on beaches and hotels. It holds every year since 2007.
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico
In June 2010, Viacom gave the rights for Mexico to release their own Kids' Choice Awards. It was presented on September 4, 2010 in "El Teatro Chino de Six Flags" (The Chinese Theater of Six Flags) on the Six Flags Mexico park. It was presented by Omar Chaparro and Anahí. The show was not show in TV until October 14, 2010.
Kids Choice Awards Argentina
Kids Choice Awards Colombia
Revista Nick (Nick Magazine) was launched in 27 November 2004 in Mexico, ending in April 2010, five months after the American version was ended due to the continued migration of network content to the Internet.
MundoNick is the network's official website which launched in 1999.
In September 2010, MTV Networks Latin America announced new plans for 2011, one of them, the launching of Nickelodeon HD officially MTV Live HD. In May 2011, MTV Networks Latin America announced more details. The programming will be American and local. The release was June 1, 2011, all over Latin America. The channel is available in Portuguese (for Brazil), Spanish and English (SAP).
Nick Jr. is a cable television channel in Latin America owned by Viacom subsidiary MTV Networks Latin America and aimed. At first, it was a block from 1997 to 2007. In 2008, it became a 24-hour channel.
Nick 2 (Latin America) is a commercial-free secondary channel of Nickelodeon. It replaced Nick HD on August 1, 2016.
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