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Are you an avid binge watcher looking for ways to unwind after a long tiring day? There is nothing better than feasting your eyes with a heavy dose of high-rated juicy entertainment while having a delicious snack. However, coming home to a monotonous channel lineup with poor-quality sound and mediocre picture format can only ruin your binge-watching plans.

Among satellite TV service providers in America that strive to provide subscribers value-packed entertainment options anywhere under the southern sky, AT&T DIRECTV trumps the competition with a subscriber base of 13 million. AT&T DIRECTV packages are crafted to satisfy your in-home entertainment needs without crossing your monthly budget.

That is why the DIRECTV channel lineup includes hundreds of amazing options that all American TV lovers want to watch – ABC, FOX, ESPN, NBC, FX, Disney Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, and more. Relax with a great movie on the Lifetime Movie Network. Invigorate your home aesthetics with Joanna and Chip on HGTV. And if all you want is to have time to yourself, set up the kids with Nickelodeon on DIRECTV!

A Quick Word about Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, often shortened as Nick, has come out as a popular American pay television network since its launch in 1979. During the test run as part of QUBE—a cable TV system broadcast locally in Columbus, Ohio area—“Pinwheel” did well among subscribers. The success of the educational show by Vivian Horner provided the premise upon which a full fledged nationwide network, by the name of Nickelodeon, was launched 2 years later. And, Pinwheel became the inaugural program of the first U.S. pay-tv channel devoted to kids programming.

Headquartered in New York City, and owned by the Viacom group, Nickelodeon airs content primarily developed for kids and adolescents aged 2 to 17—albeit some program blocks target a broader family audience. Until 1984, the channel remained free from involvement in advertising and commercials. Following the change in ownership in 1986 when Viacom took over Nickelodeon, along with sister channels MTV and VH1, Nickelodeon launched Nick Jr.—a week-day morning block for pre-school children. And, a few years later came another flagship brand Nicktoons—which showcased original animated productions—and was followed by TeenNick in 2009 that targeted the teenage audience. 

Today, Nickelodeon is widely available across the U.S., and gets to an estimated 87 million pay-tv households.

Watch Nickelodeon on DIRECTV

Given its popularity, Nickelodeon is carried by most US cable TV service providers and streaming services. But, when you choose to access Nickelodeon on DIRECTV, its much more than just the one network—it’s the overall value of your subscription that makes it more than worth a shot. The industry’s best picture format, made available with 99% signal reliability, and from a provider which has been rated higher than cable in terms of customer satisfaction for 19 years in running.  

The DIRECTV channel lineup not only includes Nickelodeon, but its cluster of sister channels. So, with DIRECTV packages—ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE™, ULTIMATE, and PREMIER™—you are likely not to find yourself musing over what your kids should be watching and what not, or how to keep them occupied with content worth watching when you need a break!

Let’s take a look at some of Nickelodeon’s sister channels available on DIRECTV.

Nick Jr. – Perfect for Your Little Ones!

ViacomCBS offers a range of programming for kids of all ages via the undertakings of its domestic networks division “Kids and Family Group”. As we said earlier, one such channel is Nick Jr., essentially a spin-off of Nickelodeon’s pre-school programming block. Nick Jr. is primarily geared towards children aged 2-7, and airs reruns from the extensive Nickelodeon library. The channel also has some original series like Blue’s Clues, Corn & Peg, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Shimmer and Shine etc. to its name. Largely speaking, the content is more elementary and visually appealing, and the language used is easy to comprehend for the target audience.

NickToons – A Must-Have for Original Animated Series Lovers!

Owned by ViacomCBS, Nicktoons is an American pay television channel designed for kids aged 7–14. The programming includes foreign animated programs, original animated series, live action series, and feature films. Following its launch in 2002, the channel made good on content from sister channel Nickelodeon—and aired some live-action series like Henry Danger and The Thundermans. But, more recently NickToons has been showcasing series with modern content alongside reruns. 

TeenNick – Optimistic, Credible & Bold!

Another ViacomCBS channel, TeenNick brings a collection of live-action series received from sister channel Nickelodeon. And, also airs an overnight programming block consisting of well-loved Nick programs called NickRewind. The channel is aimed primarily at teenagers aged 13-18. The main programming of the channel also includes feature films and acquired content.

Which Channel Number is Nickelodeon on DIRECTV?

Once you are subscribed to a new TV service provider, the one thing you find everyone in the family waiting for is watching their network favorites. And, when it comes to the little ones, it is not easy to make them understand any new TV channel lineup can take some time to figure out. The DIRECTV on screen guide is sure there for you to organize everyone’s go-to-networks once you are familiar with the platform. But, if you need to pacify the young ones quick, here are the channel numbers where you’ll find all their Nick favorites on DIRECTV.

 

Channel#

ENTERTAINMENT

 

CHOICE™

ULTIMATE

PREMIER™

Total No. of Channels

 

160

185

250

330

Availability of Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite (East)

299 (SD/HD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Availability of Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite (West)

300 (SD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Availability of Nick Jr.

301 (SD/HD)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Availability of NickToons

302 (SD)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Availability of TeenNick

303 (SD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

If you wish to access Nick programming on demand, just add “1” to the corresponding channel number. For instance, in order to tune into Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite VOD, tune into channel number 1300, and for TeenNick VOD go to 1303.

What to Watch on Nickelodeon?

Nickelodeon’s current programming schedule includes original series focused on children, pre-teens, and young teens. Animated series, live-action comedy, drama, game shows, unscripted series—there is all of that and more that Nickelodeon features to meet family entertainment needs of its subscribers.

Some titles that deserve a special shout out are mentioned below:

  • Victorious
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • The Loud house
  • Zoey 101
  • Rugrats
  • The Thundermans
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Drake & Josh
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Game Shakers
  • Big Time Rush
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

And, here is a sneak-peek into diverse and genuine current and future programming from Nickelodeon on DIRECTV:

Current Programming

 

Category

Original Programming

 

Acquired Programming

Animated

SpongeBob SquarePants

The Loud House

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Casagrandes

its Pony

ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks

Lego City Adventures

Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar

Ollie's Pack

Live-Action

All That

Tyler Perrys Young Dylan

Danger Force

Side Hustle

Hunter Street

Preschool series

Bubble Guppies

Blaze and the Monster Machines

Blues Clues & You!

Santiago of the Seas

Baby Sharks Big Show!

PAW Patrol

Peppa Pig

Ryan's Mystery Playdate

Drama

The Astronauts

 

 

Game shows

Nickelodeons Unfiltered

 

 

Unscripted series

The Substitute

Top Elf

The Crystal Maze

Group Chat

Cake My Day

Unleashed

 

Mini-series

Nickelodeon Kids& Choice Awards

Nickelodeon Kids& Choice Sports

Nickelodeon Holiday Specials

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

 

Educational series

Kids Pick the President

Worldwide Day of Play

Nick Helps

 

 

Future Programming

 

Category

Original Programming

 

Acquired Programming

Animated

Middlemost Post

Star Trek: Prodigy

Rugrats (revival)

Big Nate

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob Under Years

Adventures in Wonder Park

Man of the House

Meet the Voxels

Untitled Garfield series

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Real Pigeons Fight Crime

The Patrick Star Show

The Smurfs

Live-Action

Brendar the Barbarian

Warped!

Simon Fuller and Ryan Tedder musical series

Power Rangers Dino Fury

Preschool series

The Beatbuds

The Tiny Chef Show

 

 

Bottom Line

Now that you have a good idea of the sought-after shows on Nickelodeon, it is likely once you are ready to get going with your new DIRECTV subscription, you won’t have to face trouble keeping the little ones content with their TV favorites.  

Whether you are a small or big family, the assorted channel lineup of DIRECTV packages has everything to fulfill the entertainment needs of everyone! Browse DIRECTV packages to learn about the many service features and perks which make each competitively priced DIRECTV package value-packed. And, if you find yourself overwhelmed, get an Expert opinion to pick the best for your home. Call DIRECTV Customer Service at 1-855-925-2541 for pro advice and subscription.