Nickelodeon (France)

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Nickelodeon France
Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Launched16 November 2005
Owned byViacom International Media Networks Europe
Broadcast areaFrance
French-speaking Africa
Sister channel(s)Nickelodeon Junior
Nickelodeon 4Teen
MTV France
Game One
MTV Pulse
MTV Base
WebsiteOfficial website
CanalChannel 157 (HD)
NumericableChannel 203

Nickelodeon is a French pay television channel, working as the local variant of US kids network Nickelodeon in that country, as well as to other French-speaking countries such as of Switzerland and Francophone Africa. The network has one sister network, Nickelodeon Junior.


The French variant of Nickelodeon was announced in 2005[1], and was officially launched on 16 November of that same year.[2] The channel's application to broadcast on the French digital terrestrial television was rejected by the CSA in favour of Gulli, a kids-oriented state-owned channel. It gains revenue through advertisement and product sells.[3] At the time, its market value was equal to €300 million.[3] According to a research conducted by ConsoJunior in 2006, Nickelodeon France was the most watched channel among kids between 4 to 14 years old. [2] During this time, the channel premiered new shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: the Last Airbender and Dora the Explorer.[2] Thereafter, during the first half of 2017, Nickelodeon increased its audience share by 113% over a year.[2] Due to this, some French celebrities such as Matt Pokora started to appear on the channel as hosts.[4]

On 26 January 2010, Nickeloden France adopted the new US logo and rebranded its graphical package.[5] On that same day, the channel announced the launch of preschool channel Nickelodeon Junior.[6] In November of that same year, the network celebrated its fifth anniversary. [7]In 2011, it switched its aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9. In May 2013, Nickelodeon announced the release of 2 new videogames of Dora the Explorer, in association with 2K Games.[8]

From 28 June to 12 July 2013, the channel organised the Crazy Tour Nickelodeon on six malls in France.[9] On 6 September 2014, Nickelodeon France premiered Rabbids Invasion, an original series of the channel. [10]

On 19 November 2014, Nickelodeon 4Teen was launched, with its programming being centred on series for teenagers.[11]

On March 2016, Nickelodeon +1 is launched, replacing timeshift feed MTV +1.

On 26 August 2017, Nickelodeon 4Teen was rebranded as Nickelodeon Teen.

Sister channels[edit]

Nickelodeon Junior[edit]

French logo.

Nickelodeon Junior is now a separate 24-hour digital television channel.


Official logo.

Nicktoons was a block on the French network Canal J. On 1 November 2005 the block ended.


  1. ^ Anthony (22 October 2005). "Nickelodeon bientôt sur CanalSat". Retrieved 8 September 2014..
  2. ^ a b c d Émilie Lopez (23 January 2008). "De Bob l'éponge à Dora l'exploratrice, les beaux succès de Nickelodeon". Retrieved 8 September 2014. Unknown parameter |site= ignored (help).
  3. ^ a b Hélène Laurichesse (2013). La stratégie de marque dans l'audiovisuel. ISBN 2200288085. Retrieved 8 September 2014..
  4. ^ "M.Pokora et Cyril Féraud co-animateurs sur Nickelodeon". jeanmarcmorandini.COM. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ Jean-Marc Morandini (27 December 2009). "Nickelodeon change de look en 2010". Retrieved 8 September 2014..
  6. ^ "Numericable lance NICKELODEON JUNIOR". 28 January 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2014. Unknown parameter |site= ignored (help)
  7. ^ "Nickelodeon : la chaîne des enfants fête ses 5 ans du 8 au 12 novembre 2010". 8 November 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2014. Unknown parameter |site= ignored (help)
  8. ^ "2K Play et Nickelodeon annoncent la sortie de 2 nouveaux titres". 24 May 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014..
  9. ^ "Le Crazy Tour Nickelodeon va enflammer Claye Souilly !". 19 May 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014. Unknown parameter |site= ignored (help).
  10. ^ "Les Lapins Crétins envahissent Nickelodeon à partir du 6 septembre". 28 August 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014. Unknown parameter |site= ignored (help).
  11. ^ Schmitt, Frédéric (18 November 2014). "Nickelodeon 4teen arrive sur Canalsat et Numéricable". Télé Satellite et Numérique. Retrieved 7 June 2019.

External links[edit]

Nickelodeon Junior France