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Nick Jr. (Australia)

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Picture format  576i (SDTV 16:9)
Language  English
Country  Australia
Founded  1998
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Launched  1 April 1998 (block)14 March 2004 (channel)
Owned by  Foxtel Networks (35%)MTV Networks Australia (65%)
Audience share  0.2% (November '05, web=[1])
TV shows  Didi and B, Hi‑5 House, Cooking for Kids with Luis, Gardening for Kids with Madi, The Kingdom of Paramithi

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Nick Jr. is a 24-hour children's channel in Australia designed for pre-schoolers. Nick Jr. was a morning programming block on Nickelodeon until 2004, when Foxtel launched it as a full 24-hour kids channel. The channel is run by Foxtel Networks, under license from Viacom, and is also available on Optus Television and FetchTV.


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Before Nick Jr. officially launched as a 24-hour TV channel, it was part of Nickelodeon's morning line-up which included such shows as Blue's Clues , Bob the Builder and Dora the Explorer.

On 21 January 2004, Foxtel announced a brand new digital service along with new channel line-ups which included Nick Jr. and on 14 March 2004, Nick Jr. officially launched to be the first 24-hour Australian kids channel to play shows suited for pre-schoolers.

For a few months after Nick Jr. became a full channel, it kept a 2-hour time slot on Nickelodeon in the mornings from 8:00am until 10:00am, but the time allocated to the block was far shorter than it was before it became a full channel.

The channel used the new Nick Jr. logo from Friday 26 March 2010. From 2004 until 2010, the channel used a localised logo with two Kangaroos with the tradition of 'Nick' (representing the adult) and 'Jr.' (as the child).

On 3 December 2013, Nick Jr. became available on Foxtel's streaming service Foxtel Go.

On 1 January 2014, Nick Jr. launched on Australian IPTV provider FetchTV.

The channel aired for a time as a 2-hour block in the afternoons on Sky Television in New Zealand, until this ceased in 2013.

Current programming

This is a list of programming that currently airs on the channel as of May 30, 2016

  • ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks (2015–present)
  • The Backyardigans (2004–present)
  • Bali (2015–present)
  • Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom (2009–present)
  • Big Block SingSong (2015–present)
  • BigMouth (2016–present)
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines (2015–present)
  • Blue's Clues (2004-present)
  • Bubble Guppies (2013–present)
  • Curious George (2009–present)
  • Didi and B. (2012–present)
  • Digby Dragon (2017–present)
  • Dino Dan (2013–present)
  • Doozers (2014–present)
  • Dora and Friends: Into the City! (2014–present)
  • Dora the Explorer (2004–present)
  • The Fresh Beat Band (2010–present)
  • Fresh Beat Band of Spies (1 February 2016–present)
  • Go, Diego, Go! (2006–present)
  • Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs (2004–14; 2016–present)
  • Hey Duggee (2016–present)
  • Hi-5 House (2013–present)
  • Julius Jr. (2014–present)
  • Little Charmers (2015–present)
  • Max & Ruby (2004–present)
  • Miffy's Adventures Big and Small (2016–present)
  • Nella the Princess Knight (2017–present)
  • PAW Patrol (2014–present)
  • Peppa Pig (2004–present)
  • Play Along with Sam (2013–present)
  • Roary the Racing Car (2008–present)
  • Rusty Rivets (2017–present)
  • Shaun the Sheep (2009–present)
  • Shimmer and Shine (2015–present)
  • Team Umizoomi (2011–present)
  • Trucktown (2015–present)
  • Wanda and the Alien (2015–present)
  • Wallykazam! (2014–present)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba! (2008–present)
  • Zack & Quack (2014–present)
  • Former programming

  • Bob the Builder (2004–06)
  • Boohbah
  • Cooking for Kids with Luis
  • Gardening for Kids with Madi
  • Hi-5 (2004–12)
  • Henry's World
  • It's a Big Big World
  • Jay Jay the Jet Plane (2004–06)
  • Little Robots
  • Miffy and Friends
  • Oobi (2005–06)
  • Open Sesame
  • The Paz Show
  • Pecola (2004–12)
  • Percy's Tiger Tales (2012–16)
  • Pingu (2004–06)
  • Poppy Cat (2012–15)
  • The Save-Ums (2004–09)
  • Super Why! (2009–13)
  • Teletubbies (original series)
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (2004–05)
  • The Upside Down Show (2006–08)
  • Presenters

  • Face (April 1998 (block) and 14 March 2004 (channel) to 30 September 2005) (original look only)
  • Piper O' Possum (1 October 2005 to 25 March 2010)
  • Moose A. Moose and Zee D. Bird (26 March 2010 to 30 June 2012)
  • References

    Nick Jr. (Australia) Wikipedia