Nickelodeon (Africa)

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Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Nickelodeon logo (from 2010)
LaunchedJune 12, 1999 (block)
July 1, 2008 (channel)
Owned byViacom International Networks Africa (Viacom)
Broadcast areaAfrica
Sister channel(s)MTV
Nick Jr. (Africa)
Nicktoons (Africa)
MTV Base (Africa)
Comedy Central (Africa)
BET (Africa)
BET International
WebsiteOfficial website
DStv (Africa)Channel 305
Skyy TV (Ghana)Channel 145

Nickelodeon Africa is a 24-hour children's channel. Nickelodeon currently reaches 1.5 million households in 49 countries across the continent.[1]


Before it was a channel, it was a block on the South African children's channel KTV, before it created another channel in 2006, Koowee, and rebranded itself as Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon was launched as a channel in July 2008.[2] In 2012, it received new bumpers, promo, and continuity. Later, In 2014, came the launch of Nicktoons as a replacement for the discontinued Kidsco, and the launch of Nick Jr. another channel from Viacom. Nick Jr and Nicktoons share the same website as Nickelodeon.

In June 2017, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KCFB), headed by CEO Ezekiel Mutua, ordered a ban on six cartoons airing on Cartoon Network Africa, Nickelodeon Africa and Nicktoons Africa for allegedly promoting LGBT themes to minors. The shows affected are the currently-running Cartoon Network shows Adventure Time, Clarence and Steven Universe, in addition to the already-ended Nickelodeon shows Hey Arnold! and The Legend of Korra, and the currently-running Nickelodeon cartoon The Loud House.[3]

On March 5, 2019 Nickelodeon (South Africa only) alongside Comedy Central, BET, MTV and MTV Base were available in HD on DStv.

Current Programming[edit]

  • Spongebob SquarePants(22 July 2008-Present)
  • Welcome To The Wayne(September 2017-Present)
  • Hunter Street(22 May 2017-Present)
  • Henry Danger(2015-Present)
  • The Bureau Of Magic Things(10 December 2018-Present)
  • Cousins For Life(01 April 2019 - Present)

Former Programming Knight Squad(11 June 2018 - 24 May 2019)

Shows coming to an end

  • Cousins for life(July 2019)


  • Game shakers
  • Knight Squad
  • School Of Rock
  • The Thundermans
  • Sam And Cat
  • Icarly
  • Nicky,Ricky,Dicky And Dawn

Formerly Broadcast[edit]

  • Game Shakers(8 February 2016 - 10 June 2019)
  • The Thundermans(21 April 2014-27 August 2018)
  • Nicky Ricky Dicky And Dawn(2 March 2015-22 August 2018.
  • School Of Rock(7 November 2016-25 May 2018)
  • Icarly(2008-2013)
  • Victorious(2010-2013)
  • Sam AND Cat(2013-14)



  1. ^ Afan, Emily Claire (3 March 2009). "Nickelodeon Africa expands across platforms". Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon celebrates birthday with multiplay in Africa". 16 April 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ Dahir, Abdi Latif (June 17, 2017). "Some Nickelodeon kid cartoons have been banned in Kenya for "glorifying homosexuality"". Quartz. Retrieved August 30, 2017.

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