Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Nickelodeon UK To Launch Brand New Channel Called NickToonsters In August 2008

From C21 Media:

Nick UK unveils new toon net

Nickelodeon UK has launched a new cartoon channel called NickToonsters, aimed at a slightly younger audience than those targeted by NickToons.

NickToonsters will target Nicktoons viewers' younger siblings aged five to seven, launching with favourites such as The Rugrats, Hey Arnold, The Wild Thornberrys, CatDog and As Told By Ginger. It will be slightly more female-skewing than NickToons.

Howard Litton, MD of Nickelodeon UK, said: "NickToonsters will feature the gentler side of animation and provide the perfect transition from Nick Jr to NickToons for five- to seven-year-olds."

"High-quality animation from all over the world is a real hallmark of Nickelodeon, and we have a wealth of exclusive content that we're constantly getting requests for. NickToonsters will provide a chance for popular cartoons like The Rugrats to shine on their own channel, both as a welcome return for existing fans and as a whole new world of friends for a brand new audience."

NickToonsters will launch on August 18 on Sky.

17 Jul 2008
© C21 Media 2008

Also, from Digital Spy:

Nickelodeon to open new UK toon channel

Nickelodeon is to launch a new UK channel called NickToonsters on satellite August 18.

The 7am to 7pm channel will be aimed at children aged five to seven and is slightly more female-focused then the existing Nick Toons.

Programmes will include catalogue episodes of The Rugrats, The Wild Thornberries and Hey Arnold.

During launch week the channel will show the entire back catalogue of The Rugrats.

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