Nickelodeon (often shortened as Nick) is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977, and is owned by Viacom through Viacom Media Networks and based in New York City. The channel aired KaBlam! during its original run from 1996 to 2000 before Nicktoons Network began rerunning the show from 2002 until 2007.
Owned by Viacom, and operated under its Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group, it originally began broadcasting as The Pinwheel Network in 1977 before relaunching with its current name in 1979.
- The channel's name comes from the first five cent movie theaters, called "nickelodeons."
- As of September 2018, the channel is available to about 87.167 million households in the United States.
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