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Nickelodeon, commonly known as Nick, is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel based on theU.S. cable network of the same name. It is wholly owned by Corus Entertainment, with its name licensed from Viacom International Media Networks, which is still a division of Viacom.

As with its counterparts in the U.S. and elsewhere, Nickelodeon airs programs aimed at children and young teenagers.YTV and Treehouse TV, have also carried Nickelodeon programs for many years, under output agreements with Viacom. They continue to do so, since they have near-universal coverage across Canada on both basic analogue cable and digital satellite TV, whereas Nickelodeon is limited to digital distribution. Like Treehouse TV, and unlike YTV, Nickelodeon has only one national feed from the Eastern Time Zone.

This is the second Viacom-branded channel to be owned by Corus; the companies also partner on CMT Canada.