|Launched||September 28, 2009|
|Slogan||Like Preschool on TV (current)|
|Broadcast area||United States, United Kingdom|
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Sister channel(s)||Nick, Nick 2, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Nick HD, Nick @ Nite, Nick @ Nite HD|
|DirecTV|| Channel 301 |
Channel 1301 (VOD)
|Dish Network||Channel 169|
|Available on most cable systems||Check Local Listings for channels|
|time warner cable||106|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 256|
Noggin was a 24/7 cable television network in both the United States and the United Kingdom intended to help kids learn. This channel debuted on 2 February 1999 and features Moose A. Moose and Zee. It is one of Nickelodeon's sister channels, concentrating on preschool programs.
From April 1, 2002 to December 31, 2007, the channel only aired between 6:00AM and 6:00PM Eastern/5:00AM and 5:00PM Central, with The N airing through the rest of the channel's airtime. Noggin is now 24/7 on Dish Network since May 6, 2009.
On February 24, 2009 Nickelodeon announced they would be rebranding Noggin on September 28, 2009 as Nick Jr., which would be aimed at preschoolers.
Programming from Nick Jr.Edit
|Show||First Air Date||Discontinued|
|Blue's Clues||September 8, 1996||Present|
|Dora the Explorer||August 14, 2009||Present|
|Go, Diego, Go!||September 6, 2009||Present|
|Jack's Big Music Show||September 12, 2005||April 1, 2007|
|Lazytown||August 16, 2004||October 15, 2007|
|Little Bear||November 6, 1995||February 1, 2000|
|Maggie and the Ferocious Beast||June 5, 2000||April 25, 2005|
|Max & Ruby||October 21, 2002||Present|
|Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends||September 7, 2004||December 3, 2006|
|Oswald||September 22, 2001||September 7, 2002|
|Pinky Dinky Doo||April 11, 2005||Present
|The Backyardigans||November 22, 2004||Present|
|The Upside Down Show||September 4, 2006||Present|
|Wonder Pets||March 3, 2006||Present|
|Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!||August 28, 2006||Present|
|Franklin||November 3, 1997||Present|
|Gullah Gullah Island||January 19, 1994||January 2, 1999|
|Yo Gabba Gabba||August 20, 2007||Present|
|Oobi||April 1, 2003||Present|
|Toot & Puddle||November 16, 2008||Present|
|The Fresh Beat Band||August 24, 2009||Present|
In addition to classic episodes of Nickelodeon favorites such as Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer, and original shows such as Oobi and Jack's Big Music Show, many preschool-oriented shows originating from non-U.S. English-speaking countries that would otherwise not likely be seen on American TV are shown. Some examples include Franklin from Canada and Tweenies, Connie the Cow, Tiny Planets, and 64 Zoo Lane from the UK. However, in 2006, this is being de-emphasized; Tweenies was permanently pulled from the schedule in January, and Tiny Planets was pulled in April 2006. Tiny Planets was previously shown intermittently — but not every day — at 6am Eastern/3am Pacific, as Tweenies was for a year until it was pulled. Since July 2006 this is also being done with 64 Zoo Lane, suggesting that it too may disappear eventually (however, unlike the other two shows, they also sometimes are showing it at 7am Eastern/4am Pacific). However, they have also recently introduced The Upside Down Show, which is from Australia (though like the British Tiny Planets, has American origins via Sesame Workshop).
Noggin claims it does not run commercials, but it has shown ads between shows. The most memorable of these were for Mud N' Bugs Cereal, Connie the Cow's Milk Break, and a music video that tied in with the film Curious George. The channel's only other apparent revenue comes from fees paid by cable television distributors, and it is presumably allowed by Viacom to run at a financial loss because of its role in introducing preschoolers to the concept of music videos and the important Nickelodeon brands Dora the Explorer and Blue's Clues.
The network has also become a launching point for the music videos of pop musician/children's performers like Laurie Berkner, Lisa Loeb and Dan Zanes, initially as filler between 23-minute-long shows run commercial-free, and (because of their success in that format) now as music video shows like Move to the Music. Also, when Sesame Workshop’s classic shows aired on Noggin, they had to be edited for running time (see The Electric Company).
HistoryEditNoggin was originally created as a joint venture between Viacom's Nickelodeon and the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop), but Sesame Workshop's interest was sold to Nickelodeon in 2002, though Sesame Workshop continues to develop content for the network, including Play With Me Sesame, an interactive show based on the original Sesame Street. At one point, Noggin was targeted at preteens, but the format was changed, due to low ratings. The network takes its name from a slang term for "brain" over as June 3rd 2012 as you can See Nick at Night and (see Wikipedia:noggin), reflecting its original purpose as an educational channel. Until the autumn of 2003, the network aired classic episodes of Sesame Street, as well as classic Sesame Workshop productions such as Sesame Street Unpaved and The Electric Company. As of August 31, 2005, Noggin no longer airs any show produced by Sesame Workshop, except for Play With Me Sesame and The Upside Down Show (which like Tiny Planets was a foreign production by them).
The United Kingdom channelEdit
Nick jr UK was a children's television slot broadcast on MTV's free-to-air music channel, TMF, from 7am to 9am daily. It launched in its most recent format on January 30, 2006. It was the first commercial children's television channel to air on the UK's DTT platform, Freeview, followed by CITV, then lastly Playhouse Disney on ABC1. Prior to its launch on TMF, it was carried as part of Nick Jr. between 8pm and 10pm, but focused on classic animated children's programmes from the late 1960s to early 1990s. This strand has since been replaced with Nick Jr Classics. It is based on the USA-owned channel nick jr.
On Monday September 25, 2006, Noggin was replaced by a new strand named Nick Jr on TMF, which is identical to its predecessor with the exception of the new branding.
- Feetface - Feetface was the host when Noggin was for kids and teenagers. He was replaced by Moose and Zee. He was the first ever Noggin host. He said goodbye when Moose and Zee were the new hosts. as June 1st 2012 of Them All on Evening and Night on Nick at Night as Channel Space with Noggin at Morning and Noon
- Moose A. Moose and Zee - The former mascot of Nick Jr. (formerly Noggin) who is a yellow moose and a blue bird respectively. they were retired on march 1, 2012