Nickelodeon 2009 logo
Industry Television
Headquarters New York City, United States
Products Television series
Owner ViacomCBS

Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick and originally called Pinwheel) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that was owned by the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks division of ViacomCBS.


The name of the channel comes from the first five cent movie theaters called nickelodeons. Nickelodeon's history dates back to December 1, 1977, when Warner Cable Communications launched the first two-way interactive cable system, QUBE,[3] in Columbus, Ohio. Under the name Pinwheel Network, the C-3 cable channel carried Pinwheel daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[3][4] Nickelodeon launched on April 1, 1979, initially distributed to Warner Cable systems via satellite on the RCA Satcom-1 transponder.[5] Originally commercial-free, advertising was introduced in January 1984.


Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nickelodeon



  • The Thundermans
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
  • Game Shakers
  • Legendary Dudas

Programming blocks


  • Nick Jr.
  • Oldtoons
  • Stuck in the loud house


Main article: Nickelodeon/Galleryfa

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