Nicktoons (United States)

Nicktoons UK Logo 2010.svg
LaunchedMay 1, 2002; 16 years ago (2002-05-01)
Owned byViacom Media Networks
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
Formerly calledNicktoons TV (2002–2003)
Nicktoons Network (2005–2009)
Sister channel(s)Nickelodeon
Nick at Nite
Nick Jr.
DirecTVChannel 302 (SD)
Dish NetworkChannel 178 (SD)
Cox CommunicationsComcast/XfinityChannel 183
Channel 366 (SD)Channel 129 (SD)
Verizon FiOSChannel 254 (SD)
Channel 754 (HD)
AT&T U-VerseChannel 318 (SD)
Channel 1318 (HD)
Streaming media
Sling TVInternet Protocol television
DirecTV NowInternet Protocol television

Nicktoons is an American pay television channel that is owned by Nickelodeon Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. Geared towards both children and animation fans of all ages,[1] the channel broadcasts original animated series from sister network Nickelodeon, known as Nicktoons, along with other original animated series, some feature films, and foreign animated programs from Nickelodeon's international networks 24 hours a day.

As of July 2015, approximately 66.5 million American households (56.5% of households with television) received Nicktoons.[2]


Nicktoons Network typeface, (2005–09)

Nicktoons was launched on May 1, 2002, as Nicktoons TV, part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite, in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services.[citation needed] However, by early 2004, Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network. The network was originally marketed as commercial-free, with comedic promos involving Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. By June 6, 2005, as the network's distribution increased, the network began to carry regular advertising.[citation needed]

On September 28, 2009, the network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years, and name changes for sister networks: The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr.[3] In conjunction with this, the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time.

An HD feed was launched on August 13, 2013, and is available on several providers.[4][5] Like Viacom's other HD channels, any programming produced in 4:3 SD is pillarboxed on this feed. As the network has blended in more Nickelodeon programming into its schedule, the Nicktoons website was sunsetted, recommending viewers go to instead before eventually being fully redirected to the domain.

Other Languages
العربية: نيكتونز
Deutsch: Nicktoons
Ελληνικά: Nicktoons
Bahasa Indonesia: Nicktoons (Amerika Serikat)
עברית: ניקטונס
magyar: Nicktoons
Bahasa Melayu: Nicktoons
Nederlands: Nicktoons
polski: Nicktoons
русский: Nicktoons
Simple English: Nicktoons Network
svenska: Nicktoons
українська: Nicktoons