Nickelodeon Japan
Launched: November 15, 1998
Closed: September 30, 2009
Owned by: Viacom Networks Japan K.K.

Nickelodeon was a Japanese television channel which targeted children, teens and adults. Started on November 1998 as a cable and satellite television channel, Viacom attempted to bring their Nickelodeon brand to the Japanese market. However, due to declining viewership, the television channel was taken off the air on September 30, 2009. After the channel's closure, some programs were moved to other specialty channels (including MTV Japan), DTH satellite channels and terrestrial television networks. New programs made their national television premiere on other channels: For example, The Penguins of Madagascar made debut on NHK Educational Television on April 4, 2010. The official website is still online, with program information, website games and downloadable stuffs.


The logo of the Animax NickTime block

Nickelodeon's programs were then broadcast on Animax in Japan under a television block titled "NickTime", starting with SpongeBob SquarePants from September 1, 2010.[1]


Final programming

Former programming


Nick Jr.

Nick Jr. (ニック・ジュニア, Nick Junior) Until 2005-ish, Nick Jr. was shown two times a day. They'd usually show one episode from the preschool shows on Nick Japan at the time. Around 2008, they'd start showing two episodes from these shows.


WOW! aired various marathons of Nickelodeon shows, mainly Nicktoons, like Hey Arnold! or CatDog. The block had started around 2005 and ended in 2006, when Nickelodeon Japan updated it's look.



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