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For Nicktoons in United States, see Nicktoons (TV channel).
Nicktoons
Nick Toons UK.png
Launched 22 July 2002
Owned by Nickelodeon UK
(MTV Networks Europe/BSkyB)
Picture format 576i (4:3 SDTV)
Audience share 0.2% (February 2009, BARB)
Formerly called Nicktoons TV (until August 2004)
Sister channel(s) Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. 2
Timeshift service Nicktoons Replay
Website www.nicktoons.co.uk
Availability
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 606
Channel 630 (Replay) (07:00-19:00 only)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 717
UPC Ireland Channel 606
IPTV
TalkTalk TV Channel 320

Nicktoons is a British digital television channel launched on 22 July 2002. It is a cartoon based sister channel to Nickelodeon. The channel airs cartoons, these are commonly known as Nicktoons. Unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched and also it does not broadcast 24 hours a day.

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History

In October 2004 The channel rebranded Nicktoons TV to NickToons Dropping "TV" indetfier. The channel had it's first mascots The Pixel characters. The pixel characters can now be seen on Slomo productions.com.

Since February 2007, when the idents of Nicktoons were changed, there were 4 mascots[1];

  • Rooftop - a nine foot high moose, green in colour and a rather dull disposition.
  • Beat - a trouble making mouse.
  • Colin - essentially a brain about one foot high with big eyes on skinny legs.
  • Spoon - a hyperactive child like creature with buck-teeth and always wearing a yellow helmet.
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Identity

In the second quarter of 2010, Nick Toons will introduce the new logo aired in the US and the Netherlands. The exact date is not confirmed, however the time that it might be introduced has been announced.

Nicktoonsters

On 18 August 2008, a new spin-off channel to Nicktoons was launched, called Nicktoonsters. The channel was only available on Sky Digital. It broadcast some old Nicktoons shows such as Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys and Hey Arnold!, all of which were dropped from Nicktoons prior to launch. Its licence first appeared on the OFCOM website in September 2007 (initially named "Nick Toons 2", this was changed to Nicktoonsters on 3 July 2008). [2]

The channel closed on 31 July 2009 and was replaced with a 1 hour timeshift of Nicktoons, Nicktoons Replay on 1 August 2009.

Nicktoons Replay

On 17 June 2009, it was announced that a one hour timeshift of Nicktoons, called Nicktoons Replay would launch on 20 July 2009 [3] , However instead, it was delayed until 1 August 2009.[4] The name and format is similar to the one hour timeshift of Nickelodeon, called Nick Replay which launched on 1 September 1999. However, the only difference is that Nicktoons Replay timeshares with Comedy Central Extra +1 and is only available between 07:00 and 19:00 as the channel replaced Nicktoonsters.

Nicktoons Programmes

Current programming

Former programming

Toonz2Nite

In 2004, when Nicktoons TV extended their hours, the 19:00 - 22:00 slot was called 'Toonz2Nite' (extended further to 23:00 in November 2005). This had a separate, distinct presentation from the main channel, and the programmes shown were generally aimed at older viewers. The launch line-up consisted of The Fairly OddParents, The Angry Beavers, Invader Zim, Ren & Stimpy, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, Rocko's Modern Life. At various times, Yakkity Yak, Rocket Power, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob SquarePants, As Told By Ginger, and Danny Phantom were also shown in this slot. The Toonz2Nite branding was dropped in early 2006 and was replaced by Nicktoons X.

Nicktoons X

In 2009, This block got full of action shows such as Transformers Animated, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Avatar: The Legend of Aang and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. it aired between 11:00 - 13:00.

See also

References

  1. ^ "NICKTOONS REFACE, Cinema promo (ref: p14)". Stash DVD Magazine. http://www.stashmedia.tv/pdfs/Stash32_booklet_screen.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  2. ^ Licence Details for Nick Toonsters
  3. ^ "Nicktoons Replay". AGB Nielsen Media. 2009-06-17. http://www.agbnielsen.co.uk/agb/files/ClientServices/New%20BARB%20Channels/Implementation%20-%20NickToons%20Replay.doc. 
  4. ^ "Implementation - Nicktoons ReplayB". AGB Nielsen Media. 2009-07-08. http://www.agbnielsen.co.uk/agb/files/ClientServices/New%20BARB%20Channels/Implementation%20-%20NickToons%20ReplayB.doc. 

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