Nicktoons (UK and Ireland)

Nicktoons
Nicktoons UK Logo 2014.png
Current logo used since November 2014
Launched22 July 2002; 15 years ago (2002-07-22)
NetworkNickelodeon (UK & Ireland)
Owned by(Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc)
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share0.08% (March 2017 (2017-03), BARB)
CountryUnited Kingdom and Ireland
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom and Ireland
Formerly calledNicktoons TV
(22 July 2002 – October 2004)
Sister channel(s)
Websitewww.nicktoons.co.uk
Availability
Satellite
SkyChannel 606
Cable
Virgin Media
(UK)
Channel 717
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 606
WightFibreChannel 102
IPTV
TalkTalk Plus TVChannel 485
BTChannel 485
PlusnetChannel 485
Eir VisionChannel 606
Streaming media
Now TVWatch live (UK only)

Nicktoons is a British/Irish digital television channel, launched on 22 July 2002. It is a cartoon based sister channel to Nickelodeon. The channel airs Nicktoons, as well as acquired programming from outside providers. Unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since launch.

History

Nicktoons was launched on 22 July 2002 as "Nicktoons TV". In October 2004, the channel was rebranded from Nicktoons TV to NickToons. The channel's first imaging campaign featured The Pixel characters as their first mascots, designed by Slomo Productions.[1]

From February 2007 to 30 April 2010, there were 4 mascots; Rooftop, Beat, Colin, and Spoon, designed by Studio AKA.[2]
The new 'worldwide rebrand' logo for Nicktoons was introduced on 30 April 2010 (along with the full lower-casing of the channel name), with a new imaging campaign introduced on 2 January 2012. On 13 November 2014, there were new idents introduced with eyes of the characters.

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