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Nickelodeon, or just Nick India, broadcast in India and neighbouring countries, is an Indian children's television network based in Mumbai. It is the Indian equivalent to the original American network and is owned by Viacom 18. Nick India is available in four languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu).

Background

Nickelodeon India is a television channel aired to children in India and neighbouring countries. Nick India broadcasts many popular programmes, most notably Motu Patlu and Ninja Hattori-kun. In addition, there are educational shows for toddlers, like Dora the Explorer, that are featured on Nick India's pre-school channel, Nick Jr. Teen-oriented programming is broadcast on Teen Nick. In the channel's first years of broadcasting, it aired mostly original programs, like Rugrats, Aaahh! Real Monsters, As Told by Ginger, Rocket Power, The Wild Thornberrys and other animated shows such as The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Rocko's Modern Life, The Angry Beavers, CatDog, Hey Arnold!, The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom. The network also aired live action shows, such as Kenan & Kel, Drake & Josh, Clarissa Explains It All, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nick Bites and many more. In 2011, the channel went downhill and stopped airing original shows, in similar fashion to Disney Channel India.

On 5 December 2011, Viacom 18 launched Nickelodeon HD+ in India, broadcast in 1080i resolution. It airs HD episodes of their in house shows, as well as new episodes and shows from the original Nickelodeon channel such as Marvin Marvin and Zack and Quack.

Programming

Nick India broadcasts mostly cartoons, the most popular being Ninja Hattori. Educational shows such as Dora the Explorer are also aired on Nick Jr. India. It is very noticeable that most of the shows are not Nickelodeon US shows and even high rated shows such as The Fairly OddParents never aired on Nick India.

Viacom 18 recently launched VOOT, a video on demand service. In the VOOT Kids Zone there are several Nickelodeon shows that were never shown on Nick India TV.

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