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Nick Jr. (now known as the Nick Jr. Channel) is a 24/7 cable network spun off from Nickelodeon's long-running preschool programming block of the same name. It launched on September 28, 2009, replacing the channel space held by Noggin. The Noggin brand stayed dormant for several years, but it was eventually relaunched as a streaming service in March 2015.

History

Origins

→ Main articles: Nick Jr. (block) and Noggin

2009-present

The Nick Jr. channel launched on September 28, 2009, replacing the channel space held by Noggin. Although the channel's name changed, Noggin's artistic branding style and Moose and Zee would still be used as the channel's mascots, appearing in time-filler segments in commercial breaks, also rebranding itself as "Preschool on TV." However by 2012, the Moose and Zee characters and original Noggin-like branding were discontinued in favor of a new style of bumpers blending Nick Jr. characters with a colorful CGI environment. In addition, commercial breaks were introduced in October. The Noggin brand stayed dormant for several years, but it was eventually relaunched as a streaming service in March 2015.

From it's launch 2009-2015, the channel would have a different "theme" each month. A short, animated music video was produced for each theme. In addition, selected episodes of the channel's programs that were related to a certain theme (such as pirates or music,) were shown. Examples included "Wild Safari," (animals,) and "Spooky Tales," (Halloween.)

Most Nick Jr. programming is aimed at preschoolers aged 2 to 5 years old. A late-night programming block aimed at parents, NickMom, aired on Nick Jr. from October 1, 2012 to September 28, 2015.

As of August 2013, the Nick Jr. channel is available to approximately 76,389,000 pay television households (66.89% of households with television) in the United States.

FuboTV (an internet television service founded in 2015) added Nick Jr. to their live TV service, along with VH1, MTV, CMT and more on April 30, 2019. Nick Jr. programs can also be found on its Nick Jr. Pluto TV channel.

Programs

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nick Jr. (channel)

Videos

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