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Nickelodeon Greece
Launched: 2002 (Channel 9 block)
September 3, 2010 (channel)
Owned by: MTV Networks International
Telekinisi (Local TV) Anonymous Broadcasting, Film, Advertising & Publishing Company

Nickelodeon Greece (often called Nick Greece) is a cable and free-to-air in Athens television channel, counterpart of the American Nickelodeon. It is owned by the Local TV Anonymous Broadcasting, Film, Advertising & Publishing Company. The channel was launched on September 3, 2010 on Immitos, with an analog signal for Parnitha start being broadcasted two years later[1]. A HD version of Nickelodeon started officially broadcasting on October 17, 2011 via OTE TV. As with MTV Greece, Restis Enterprises was involved in launching Nickelodeon in Greece.
Nickelodeon was originally a block on Channel 9 (formely called TVCosmopolis) from 2002 to 2008.


POLIS/TVCosmopolis/Channel 9 block eras

In 2002, the Athens channel POLIS got the rights for broadcasting Nickelodeon media, including series with Greek dubbing, idents, shorts, promos etc. In a time between 2003-2004, when the channel was renamed as TVCosmopolis (short: TVC), and later again POLIS, in preperation for overhaul, there were classic 90s idents playing between breaks, usual cheaply-made promos about the series the channel had aquired back then, and commercials about competitions where viewers had to answer a question (ex.: "What's the name of the school, where Ginger Footley goes on?) and send the answer in a address, under the name NICKTOONS, in order to win known at the time, toys. In the next era, after the incident with the fire that almost completely destroyed the station's headquarters and the channel was renamed to Channel 9 during late 2005, the latest at the time splat bumpers/commercial about the shows in Greek were started being used, plus promos in the splat format (which were also used in the japanese counterpart of Nickelodeon), and promos (with a few of them using the track "Scatterbrain," sung by Andrew Blythe and Marten Joustra, and known to be used on an old Disney Playhouse promo). The block ended on early 2008.

2016-2017 era

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Promotional poster for The Deep

Nickelodeon Greece's new program started with promoting the series The Mojicons, with slogan "Ξέχνα ότι ήξερες για το κίτρινο!" (Forget what you thought about yellow!). The series finally premiered on September 11, 11:30 AM. Also, Yo-Kai Watch, which was premiered in selected Nickelodeon channels across Europe, premiered in Greece on September 3rd, 09:45 AM. Later, Nickelodeon changed its program, transferring all the live-action series from 19:30-21:30 to 11:00 AM-12:55 AM (that time, only Monday to Friday). Now there are, instead of those, cartoon series (one of them is Danny Phantom, which wasn't putted on the timeline for years) and a Nick Jr. series on 20:30. Also, every Sunday, instead of a Nick Jr. series on 20:30, a Nickelodeon Movies (short: Nick Movies), featuring TV-made movies is putted.
Alongside promotional papers and commercials, Nickelodeon has advertised those changes, along with the arrival of new series (most of them not produced by Nickelodeon itself) and new episodes from SpongeBob SquarePants, Rabbids Invasion, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles etc.
During the last days of September 2016, Nickelodeon advertised the premiere of the shows Regal Academy (October 3rd) and Pig Goat Banana Cricket (October 1st). Also, banners started appering for 1st time in shows, and later, on advertisments. There were also the premieres of Pumpkin Reports, Endangered Species (Τριπρος Μπελάς), The Deep (Τα Μυστικά της Αβύσσου) and Zorro: The Chronicles. For a long period, Nickelodeon was focusing on its Weekend program, putting there new series and episodes.

2017-2018 era

Starting in June 19, Nickelodeon Greece got rebranded. The same day Toon Marty and Bunsen is a Beast (Μπάνσεν το Τέρας) were supposed to premiere. Instead, Toon Marty premiered on June 29 and Bunsen will premiere soon.

During that, it was reported on news websites that Restis Enterprises, the company operating the Greek version of the network, along with RISE (formerly known as the Greek version of MTV) and the radio station Music 89,2, was passing crisis, with officials being two months unpaid, and contract workers with a "block" remaining unpaid even more. In the meantime, several people were fired (especially on Nickelodeon, where they were sent even with count clerks), with them later trying to take their statutory compensation. Information wanted to tell the world that the owner would no longer pay anything by essentially accusing the staff of being responsible for the financial situation of the company.

September started with the premieres of Maggie and Bianca: Fashion Friends and the German game show Cool Factor. The next month, World of Winx[2], Wallykazam!, and Nella the Princess Knight premiered. In November, new SpongeBob SquarePants season 10 and 11 episodes premiered.

Around December, Nickelodeon Greece would premiere holiday specials and movies it didn't air before, mostly including the Ho Ho Holiday Special, Albert, and Tiny Christmas (all of them subtitled), with most of them being broadcasted more than once. Also, instead of the network airing all the holidays specials of animated series around Christmas Day, there would be 2-hour marathons on weekends.

In January, Nickelodeon Greece premiered Hunter Street, I am Frankie (Με λένε Φράνκη; which was accompanied with a contest about winning a scholarship at the Academy of Robotics of the Cultural Park - Lycabettus Multicore with the certification of the University of Macedonia), Sunny Day (Η Ημέρα της Σάνη), and Rufus 2.

In February and March, it premiered new episodes of Toon Marty, World of Winx, The Day Henry Met, Henry Danger, and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn (including the Go Hollywood indepedently advertised special). Also, the SpongeBob Gold Heart of Gold celebration event aired between March 12 and 16.


The company owning the channel, itself had co-operations with local station of Peloponnese. Tele Time was airing a Nickelodeon block, with the co-operation starting on September 2010, a year after the start of the co-operations with MTV Greece. The crisis Tele Time had, resulted in firing almost everyone working there and Nickelodeon cartoons airing 24/7, with the channel being now known as "ΤΤ powered by Nickelodeon". On August 2012, MTV Greece and Nickelodeon Greece moved its programs to Super B. As of Summer 2015, it had stopped airing Nickelodeon cartoons, in favor of programs taken from MTV Greece and other local Athens stations.

In early September 2017, it was announced via Facebook that Ilektra TV (Ηλέκτρα Τηλεόραση) would reopen in Peloponnesus, and that co-operations included the Restis Enterprises stations RISE and Nickelodeon.[3][4]


Note: Below, airdates are also listed.

Currently Broadcasted

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A paper with the timeline of the week for September 2016, advertising Nickelodeon's new series for that Autumn.






Game shows



  • Kids' Choice Awards (2011-present)
  • Slime Cup
  • SpongeBob Gold marathons
    • The Golden Krabby Patty Spectacular
    • SpongeBob's Lost Treasures
    • SpongeBob's Spooktacular Halloween
    • SpongeBob's Heart of Gold celebration
  • We Love Animation

Local-made shows

Nick News

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Nick News (formerly called Ειδήσεις, as the news station of LocalTV) was a 15-minute version of Nick News, hosted by Όλα Πολίτη, Κατερίνα Δαμουρά and Χρήστος. It would feature speeches about various/Nickelodeon subjects. Two other segments were Nick Agenda and Nick Sports.


WOW! was a 5-minute Greek show, hosted by Χρήστος Κούτρας. It would feature various subjects.

Happy End

Happy End was 10-minute show, hosted by Μαριάνθη Μπαϊρακτάρη, who would show each time a preview of book, by saying some quotations of that.


Play was a 10-minute show, hosted by Χρήστος Κούτρας. It would feature information and interviews for theatrical performances.

The Investigations of Akis Bel@kis[9]

Οι αναζητήσεις του Άκη Βελ@κη is an educational show about the usage of Internet, and production of Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A.. In this show, Κωνσταντίνος Κουτσούμπας and Μυρτώ Κάζη accompany Akis Belakis in his investigations in the wonderful world of Internet.


Nick Jr.

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Nick Jr. Greece is a programming block airing on Nickelodeon Greece. It airs four hours on mornings.
From September 2016, a Nick Jr. series has benn put in the time slot of 20:30, along with two others on the time slots between 14:15-15:15.

Currently broadcasted


  • Little Charmers
  • Blue's Clues
  • Little Bill
  • Fresh Beat Band of Spies (Μουσική Ομάδα Κατασκόπων)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Μικρό μου Πόνυ: Η Φιλία είναι μαγική)
  • Lalaloopsy
  • The Adventures of Chuck and Friends[11]
  • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan


TeenNick was a weekend noon programming block and version of the channel of the same name, which started airing on January 7, 2017, with new episodes of The Thundermans and the premiere of School of Rock.
During April 2017, Nickelodeon Greece started using more the banner, resulting in the comeback of live-action shows in the prime time, and the usage of the block itself becoming as official as that of Nick Jr. However, as of February 2018, the brand itself has been disappeared in favor of the 2017 rebrand.

Nickelodeon Movies

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Nickelodeon Movies (short: Nick Movies) is a programming block/branding, set nowadays every Sunday on 20:30. It features every time a TV-made movie and most of them are live-action.
Previously, there were movies airing, instead of the weekend marathons and under the name of the block, during December 2015 and January 2016.

Broadcasted movies/airings


Marathons with 4 episodes of a selected Nickelodeon series every Saturday and Sunday, till January 7, 2017 were occured, from 15:15 to 16:45.


  • Saturday 1/Sunday 2, October 2016
    • The X's
  • Saturday 8/Sunday 9, October 2016
    • Danny Phantom

Cartoons aired formely on various channels

  • The Ren & Stimpy Show (ANT1; 90's kids programming block; Subtitled)
  • Rugrats (Alter Channel; known as Μπόμπιρες)
  • CatDog (ET1)
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (ERT)
  • Rocket Power and The Angry Beavers (different dub) (Alter Channel)
  • Hey Arnold! (Prisma+, Alter Channel)
  • Danny Phantom (Prisma+)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (STAR Channel; Starland animation block; 2008-2012; replaced by Baby Looney Tunes)
  • Dora the Explorer (STAR Channel; Starland animation block)
  • Go, Diego, Go! (STAR Channel; Starland animation block)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar (Star Channel; Starland animation block)
  • Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (NERITplus)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (STAR Kentrikis Elladas; Note: As this is the only Nickelodeon cartoon airing outside Nickelodeon Greece nowadays in various times, it's possibly right that the show is aired by illegal copies of the series' Greek DVDs)
  • Pelswick (KidsCo)
  • Rabbids Invasion (Smile TV; Different Dubbing; Note: This is aired outside Nickelodeon Greece nowadays in various times, as the channel has accuired the rights from Ubisoft Motion Pictures)
  • LazyTown (Jetix; 2004(?)-2008(?); later on STAR Channel; Starland animation block)


Fun Tour 2010

On September 3, 4, 6-11 at the mall "AVENUE" in Marousi, September 18 and 19 at the mall "VILLAGE" in Renti, and September 25 and 26 in the Zoo Park in Spata, Nickelodeon would celebrate its arrival as a 24-hour network in Greece, by offering activities to children. The main shows in the event would be SpongeBob, Dora, The Penguins of Madagascar, and Back at the Barnyard.[12]

Day of Play

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On Sunday 12 and Sunday 19 June 2016, Day of Play was celebrated for the first time ever in Greece. From 09:00 to 11:00, Nickelodeon stopped its program, encouraging children and parents to turn off the television and play, especially outdoors. That time, Chiquita was involved in the event based on Day of Play, which was putted in Allou! Fun Park's Kidom, Athens (Sunday 12 June) and on Magic Park, Thessaloniki (Sunday 19 June).

Nick Stars

Nick Stars was an event occured on January 6th, 2016, from 08:05 to 22:30. In this event, several series would have up to 3 episodes airings that day and during commercial breaks, there would be children talking about Nickelodeon.
  • 08:05-08:30 Transformers Rescue Bots
  • 08:30-09:20 Paw Patrol (2 episodes)
  • 09:20-09:45 My Little Pony
  • 09:45-10:35 Shimmer and Shine (2 episodes)
  • 10:35-11:30 The Legend of Korra (2 episodes)
  • 11:30-12:55 Harvey Beaks (3 episodes)
  • 12:55-13:45 SpongeBob SquarePants (2 episodes; Atlantis SquarePantis)
  • 13:45-14:45 Get Blake! (2 episodes)
  • 14:45-15:45 ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks (2 episodes)
  • 15:45-16:45 Rabbids Invasion (2 episodes)
  • 16:45-17:45 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2 episodes)
  • 17:45-18:30 Winx Club (2 episodes)
  • 18:30-19:30 The Fairly OddParents (2 episodes)
  • 19:30-20:30 Every Witch Way (2 episodes)
  • 20:30-22:00 Game Shakers (3 episodes)
  • 22:00-22:30 Rabbids Invasion

Kids in Action

Kids in Action (formerly called Nick in Action) is a series of conferences about kids, under the aegis of the Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs.

Snow Land

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Snow Land was a live Christmas event on the Olympic Athletic Centre of Athens "Σπύρος Λούης", ran from November 28th, 2014 to January 11th, 2015. Nickelodeon Greece and MTV Greece were involved in. While people were moving to the places, a livestream of the radio station of Restis Enterprises, Music 89,2 could be heared.
Many places, including the MTV Game House, the ice skate station, a mini-cinema, wall climbing, the house of SpongeBob and more were putted, along with various events.

Patricipation in the 8th Table Tennis Tournament for Mass Media Workers

In the 8th Table Tennis Tournament for Mass Media Workers, which was happening on the STIGA room of the Peace and Friendship Stadium on June 9, 2018, the participants included crew workers on the Restis Enterprises stations Nickelodeon Greece and Music 89.2. Biktoria Konstantinou (HR Manager) came 1st place, and Konstantina Giata (sales department) 4th place in the women category.[13]

Forfeitures from The National Council for Radio and Television

Day Channel Reason Price References
March 1, 2011 Nickelodeon Greece Showing on Nick News about parkour, causing moral damages 15.000 euros (supposed; price feature turned down) [1]
March 15, 2011 Nickelodeon Greece Showing current titles and other entertainment shows, instead of news shows 15.000 euros [2]
October 22, 2012 Tele Time
TT powered by Nickelodeon
Airing only Nickelodeon and MTV content every day
Transcending the runtime of the block
15.000 euros [3]
May 13, 2013 Nickelodeon Greece Changing the physiognomy of the station from news to not, due to not having a informative show 30.000 euros [4]
May 27, 2013 Nickelodeon Greece Not putting TV ratings on the screen 15.000 euros (supposed; price feature turned down) [5]
July 8, 2013 Nickelodeon Greece Showing commercials about toys (some of them being war-themed ones) in wrong time zone 20.000 euros [6]
Nickelodeon Greece Showing shows (including "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler") without TV ratings on the screen None [7]
March 2, 2015 Nickelodeon Plus Showing on September 29, 2014, content from MTV Greece, although it doesn't have a networking license 30.000 euros [8]
Showing commercials about toys in wrong time zone
October 19, 2015 Nickelodeon Plus Exceeding the deadline of the commercial breaks' runtime 20.000 euros [9]



  • The female narrator for promos on Nickelodeon Greece till 2017, was Georgina Razack, who also was part of team that launched Nickelodeon Greece in the first place, director and producer of its trailers from conception to delivery, and responsible for its programming strategy.
  • There are cases, where the screen would start glitching, while a cartoon is airing on, in order to change the up-left logo with a slighty different version, which would be seen a very few minutes before returning back to its original one. They were happening since 2016.
    The up-left logo was finally changed with the newest (so it can fit with the 2017 rebrand), on June 19, 2017, and since then, it's perennially used.
  • There haven't been "Now/Up Next" bumpers and screen bugs, since September/October 2017.
  • The rating bumpers with the new music started airing around October 16 and 20, 2017.



See also

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