Nickelodeon (Central & Eastern Europe)

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Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Nickelodeon Logo (From February 2010)
LaunchedNovember, 1998 (in Malta)
December, 1998 (in Romania)
October, 1999 (in Hungary)
February, 2010 (in Czech Republic)
November, 2011 (in Croatia)
March, 2012 (in Ukraine)
April, 2013 (in Slovenia)
April, 2013 (in Serbia)
November, 2013 (in Bulgaria)
October, 2017 (in Estonia)
October, 2017 (in Lithuania)
October, 2017 (in Latvia)
Owned byViacom International Media Networks (Europe)
Picture format16:9 576i (SDTV) 16:9 1080i (HDTV)
CountryRomania
Croatia
Bulgaria
Serbia
Czech Republic
Hungary
Moldova
Malta
Ukraine
Slovenia
Estonia
Lithuania
Latvia
Turkey
LanguageEnglish
Romanian
Croatian
Bulgarian
Serbian
Czech
Hungarian
Slovenian
Russian
Estonian
Lithuanian
Latvian
Turkish
Broadcast areaCentral Europe, Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, Turkey & Northern Cyprus

Nickelodeon is a European channel that launched in November 1998 in Malta as a 12/7 feed. On Christmas Eve 1998, Nickelodeon came to Romania airing 24/7 in Romanian. On October 6, 1999, this version started to air in Hungarian also. Later, Nickelodeon debuted in the Czech Republic on February 10, 2010, in Croatia on November 18, 2011, in Ukraine in March 2012, in Slovenia and Serbia on April 28, 2013 and in Bulgaria on November 4, 2013. Just recently, the channel got Estonian, Lithuanian, and Latvian audio tracks on October 16, 2017, although as of 10/16/2017, they are Russian (In late November, they are no longer Russian).

Unlike other Nickelodeon feeds and like its German and Dutch counterparts, the end credits on shows do not appear. They were replaced by short credits including the show name, production year and production company.

History[edit]

Nickelodeon HD Launch[edit]

In fall 2011 it was reported that Nickelodeon HD and Nick Jr. will launch in the Romania and Czech Republic. In October, the Czech version of Nickelodeon HD began testing on satellite and is currently encrypted. Nickelodeon HD is expanding in Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta, Turkey, Russia, CIS, Slovakia, and Poland. On December 1, 2011, Nick Czech increased its video bitrate from constant 3,4 Mbit/s to variable 5,4 Mbit/s.

Presentation (2011-present)[edit]

In January 2012, Nick CEE got the new US look part of the Nickelodeon Worldwide 2012 Refresh. These bumpers are only used as idents and do not contain voice-overs over a short text display (like Nick UK). The bumpers for cartoons were updated on April 24, 2012. They were created by Avealmo. They are also used on Nick Latin America. Like the bumpers for the live-action programming, they do not contain a voice-over or any text indication of what show it is.

In February 2013, Nick CEE updated its on-air presentation for promos to the UK format.

In November 2013, Nick CEE underwent a refresh and received new bumpers part of the Nickelodeon Worldwide 2013 Refresh. These newly contain a voice-over.

Nickelodeon Central & Eastern Europe broadcasts commercials. In the promos for Nickelodeon shows it only shows the show name and Nickelodeon logo.

On April 1st 2015, Nickelodeon Central & Eastern Europe started broadcasting in 16:9 widescreen.

Programming blocks[edit]

Weekend Awesomeness[edit]

This programming block starts Sundays at 16:45 and airs child porn

Saturday Marathons[edit]

This programming block starts Saturdays at 12:00 and airs a marathon of specified shows.

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