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

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

History

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.

Programming

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nickelodeon

Nicktoons


Live-Action

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

Programming blocks

Current

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

Gallery

Main article: Nickelodeon/Galleryfa

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