Nick Jr. (Australia)

Nick Jr. Australia
Nick Jr. logo 2009.svg
Nick Jr. Australia's logo rebranded late March 2010.
Launched 1 April 1998 (block)
14 March 2004 (channel)
Owned by XYZnetworks (35%)[1]
MTV Networks Australia (65%)
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share 0.2% (November '05, web=[1])
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Australia
New Zealand
Sister channel(s) Nickelodeon
Foxtel Channel 703
Austar Channel 703
Sky Network Television Channel 044
Foxtel Channel 703
Austar Channel 703
Optus TV Channel 703

Nick Jr. Australia is a 24-hour children's channel in Australia designed for pre-schoolers. Nick Jr. was a morning programming block on Nickelodeon until 2004, when Foxtel arrived and it was launched as a full 24-hour kids channel.[2] The channel is run by XYZnetworks, under license from Viacom, and is also available on Austar and Optus Television.



logo used from 2004 to 2010

Before Nick Jr. officially launched as a 24-hour TV channel, it was part of Nickelodeon's morning line-up which included such shows as Blue's Clues, Bob the Builder, and Dora the Explorer and much more.

On 21 January 2004, Foxtel announced a brand new digital service along with new channel line-ups which included Nick Jr. and on 14 March 2004, Nick Jr. officially launched to be the first 24-hour Australian kids channel to play shows suited for pre-schoolers.

For a few months after Nick Jr. became a full channel, it kept a 2-hour time slot on Nickelodeon in the mornings from 8:00am until 10:00am, but the time allocated to the block was far shorter than it was before it became a full channel.

The channel used the new Nick Jr. logo from Friday 26 March 2010.[3] From 2004 until 2010, the channel used a localised logo with two kangaroos.

On 24 December 2010 Nick. Jr was launched in New Zealand on SKY channel 044.

Current programming

Formerly broadcast

See also



  1. ^ "FOXTEL - About FOXTEL - What We Do - Shareholdings". Foxtel. 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Fenech, Stephen (17 March 2004). "The future is in your hands". The Advertiser: p. D01. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (23 March 2010). "Nickelodeon logo switch". Retrieved 23 March 2010. 

External links

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