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Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television channel launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.[1] It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. It is primarily aimed at children and adolescents aged 2–17.[2]

The channel was originally first tested as Pinwheel on December 1, 1977. Pinwheel was at the time only available on QUBE,[3] which was the first two-way major market interactive cable television system, owned by Warner Cable. Pinwheel relaunched as Nickelodeon on April 1, 1979, and expanded to other cable providers nationwide.[4] It was initially commercial-free and remained without advertising until 1984.[5] Warner sold Nickelodeon, along with its sister networks MTV and VH1, to Viacom in 1986.[6]

From April 1997 to June 2001, Nickelodeon broadcast The Angry Beavers.

References

  1. Hendershot 2004, p. 165.
  2. Hemsworth, Aaron (January 3, 2018). "Viacom's Nickelodeon Remains Driving Force for Media Segment". Yahoo! Finance.
  3. Hendershot 2004, pp. 15–16.
  4. Jay Bobbin. "Nickelodeon 20th Birthday from Green Slime to Prime Time, The Kids Network Celebrates with Lots of Special Events", The Buffalo News, HighBeam Research.
  5. Dudek, Duane (September 2, 1983). "Cable's Nickelodeon is all for the children". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 2, part 3.
  6. Hendershot 2004, p. 21–22.

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