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Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia)

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon Southeast Asia's current logo used under permission registered due to Nickelodeon, inc.
Launched November 5, 1998
Network MTV Networks Asia Pacific
Owned by Viacom International
Picture format 480i (SDTV) 4:3
720p (HDTV) 16:9
Slogan Putting Kids First
Language English
Broadcast area Southeast Asia
Headquarters Singapore
Sister channel(s) Nick Jr.
MTV
Comedy Central Asia
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
TVB Network Vision (Hong Kong) Channel 65 (SD)
Channel 265 (HD)
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 612 (SD)
Channel 632 (HD) (Coming soon)
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 49
TelkomVision (Indonesia) Channel 33
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 452
DishHD (Taiwan) Channel 6565
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 33
Cable
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 314
TelkomVision (Indonesia) Channel 33
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 452
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Channel 139
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 26
Skycable (Philippines) Channel 5/45 (Digital)
Channel 207 (HD)
IPTV
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 444
HKBN bbTV (Hong Kong) Channel 410
IndosatM2 (Indonesia) Channel 224
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 240 (HD)
Channel 238(Nick Jr)
Hypp TV (Malaysia) Channel 555 (HD) (Coming Soon on January 2015 This Channel will be Broadcasting in Malaysia via Hypp TV)

Nickelodeon is a 24-hour children's channel that broadcasts in Southeast Asia. It also used to broadcast in New Zealand until that country got its own channel. The programs are in English.

History

The channel was launched in the Philippines on November 5, 1998 as a 24-hour English-language channel. Then, the network expanded into Indonesia, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka via pan-regional feed broadcast from Singapore since 1999. On January 2000, the channel began broadcasting in New Zealand, which lasted there until August 2006, when an independent feed of the channel was launched.

Nickelodeon began transmissions in Singapore on 9 March 2001 via Starhub TV and via SingTel since 15 March 2013. On 11 October 2006, Viacom's subsidiary MTV Networks Asia Pacific set up a new unit to manage Nickelodeon South East Asia TV based in Singapore.[1]

On 15 March 2010 it got a new logo and new programs from the United States. On 1 April 2011 a separate channel for the Philippines was launched. On 11 April 2011 there was a new schedule. The new schedule put live-action programs in the primetime slot and will double the Nick Jr. block. On 1 July 2011 the Nick Jr. block was removed. This was because the local Nick. Jr channel was rated number one channel for the first quarter of 2011 in Singapore.[2] In February 2013, The Nicktoons block launched.

Kids Choice Awards

Indonesia

The Indonesia Kids Choice Awards is the first Kids Choice Awards set in Asia next to the Philippines. The first show was held since 2008 in Jakarta and was first hosted by Tora Sudiro, Tasya Kamila and Ringgo Agus Rahman and some various Indonesian Artist's over the years. The logo of the show is exactly the same as the US version however, it is designed for the Indonesian version of the show and still read Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids Choice Awards.

Philippines

The Philippines Kids Choice Awards is the second setting of the Kids Choice Awards in Asia preceded by Indonesia. The show was first held since 2008 in the Aliw Theater, Pasay City and was first hosted by Michael V. and some various Filipino artists. According to Amit Jain, executive Vice-President and managing director of MTV Networks India, China and Southeast Asia, "This is a milestone for Nickelodeon's business in Southeast Asia as it will deliver on Nick's commitment of providing global kids-centric shows and properties which are adapted to reflect local tastes and aspirations."[3] The Philippines KCA has been inactive all over the years.

Programming

On March 2010, Nickelodeon Southeast Asia started airing latest Nickelodeon shows and episodes from the United States. The Troop, Team Umizoomi, Fanboy and Chum Chum and Big Time Rush are its first shows that represents the new Nickelodeon logo while SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, Penguins of Madagascar, Planet Sheen, The Fairly Odd Parents, T.U.F.F. Puppy, House of Anubis, Back at the Barnyard, True Jackson, VP, Dora The Explorer and more are airing the latest episodes. In the September 2010 issue of the Philippine magazine, Total Girl, they have said on their Next Month section that they will be featuring an Article of Victorious which means that the show is going to premiere on October 8, 2010, yet it is confirmed and will have a preview on October 1, 2010.

Current and upcoming Nickelodeon shows from the United States that are un-aired on Asia are expecting to premiere sometime this year or next year like (Marvin Marvin, Monsters vs. Aliens, Bucket and Skinner, Sam and Cat and more). Nickelodeon HD are now Nick Jr. preschool show in United States and across Asia. 2-6 years old are favorite show in Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Max and Ruby, Go Diego Go, Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, Tickety Toc, Olive the Ostrich, Paw Patrol, Peter Rabit and more.

Sister channels

Nick Jr. is the preschool channel which replaced the Nick Jr. block on Nickelodeon's main South East Asia feed since July 1, 2011. It was launched on May 18, 2011 on StarHub TV Channel 304 in Singapore and on TelkomVision Channel 305 in Indonesia. The channel will expand its broadcast to other parts of South East Asia later this year (2011).[4] This channel will be coming to mio TV Channel 238 With effect from March 15, 2013.

See also

References

  1. ^ "MTV Networks Asia Pacific Announces A New Structure To Advance Its Localization Strategy", Viacom, 11 October 2006
  2. ^ Nick. Jr Frequently Asked Questions
  3. ^ Kids' Choice Awards Set for Indonesia, Philippines
  4. ^ Nick Jr. Frequently Asked Questions

External links

  • Official website
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