‘Nickelodeon’ the first children’s channel turns 43

Nickelodeon is one of the highest rated networks in the history of cable television.

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On April 1, 1979 the children’s entertainment channel, Nickelodeonowned by Viacom, began its official transmissions.

This channel, which was itself a cable broadcast server, was released on The Pinwell Network.

The initial hours at the time of its launch were from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and on weekends it worked from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The lack of rating at the beginning caused him problems that brought him to the brink of failure with the loss of more than $10 million dollars in 1984.

It was not until the 90’s when Nickelodeon began to see the light and position itself as one of the most popular cable channels.

This as a result of cartoons like ‘Doug’, ‘The Ren & Stimpy Show’, ‘Diaper Adventures’, ‘Hey Arnold!’, ‘Dora the explorer’, “Sponge Bob” and series like “Clarissa explains everything”, “Are you afraid of the dark?”, among others.

“Nick”, as he is usually known, marked his golden age precisely in the 90s and early 2000s. It was growing along with its viewers.

Each generation now has its own programming. Channels such as “TEENick, and Nick Jr, as well as segments of “Nick at Nite” have been launched.

Disney Channel and Cartoon Network are its main competitors.

“Nick” has millions of viewers who can watch its programming every day of the year for 24 hours.

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