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The Pinwheel Network



This was the original logo for the channel when it launched in December 1, 1977; at the time of its original debut, Nickelodeon was named The Pinwheel Network. The pinwheel is on the left side on the text.



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Nickelodeon 1980

In 1979, The Pinwheel Network was renamed Nickelodeon. This was the first used Nickelodeon logo.


Nickelodeon 1981


Nickelodeon 1982

This logo was introduced in 1981. The logo was designed by Lou Dorfsman and consists of rainbow letters set in Frankfurter font; a pinball was added by Bob Klein and placed behind the letters.[1] The pinball theme was used in the network's IDs during the period including one that used early '80s-era computer-generated graphics. The logo shown above has no black lines for the print version.


Nickelodeon Logo

From October 8, 1984 to September 28, 2009 (Febuary 15, 2010 In The UK) Nickelodeon has used lots of different logos, with a common theme. They were all orange silhouettes with the Nickelodeon wordmark written on them in white Balloon font. Eventually, the "splat" design would be the most used; the orange splat represents the slime that Nickelodeon has been known for ever since the network began broadcasting the Canadian series You Can't Do That on Television in 1981, a trademark which Nickelodeon would later adopt as part of its own programming. Designed by Fred/Alan Inc. originally with just a star in mind, it has grown to be known as the most well-known and recognizable Nickelodeon logo. The wordmark was applied to a smorgasbord of objects over the years, and was very rarely seen standing alone.


Nickelodeon logo

Beginning in April 2003, Nickelodeon would discontinue their older logos in place of splat themed logos for the next eight years before the rebrand on September 28, 2009. At this time almost all shapes were retired. In 2007 bigger version was made and retired some long splat logos. Also a 3D version of the logo debuted.

2009–present (2010-present in other regions)

Nickelodeon 2009

A new logo and look for Nickelodeon was unveiled in February 2009. It made its debut on the United States flagship channel on September 28, 2009. When Nickelodeon changed their logo, The N, Noggin, and Nicktoons Network were also rebranded as TeenNick, Nick Jr. and Nicktoons, with their logos in this style, respectively. In 2010, They Officialy Started Using It. In April 2011, Nickelodeon unveiled new variations of the background that also interact with the logo's color. The current font used on this logo is a custom font which resembles Bauhaus 93, a mock-up of which is available for free download here. This logo was placed 3rd in Part 2 (the best) of the 2009 Brand New Awards.

Nick HD

The alternative "Nick" version of the logo is used more often in the United States than the other logo. The new Nickelodeon logo was rolled out internationally during 2009 accordingly:

  • January 29: France
  • February 15: UK and Ireland
  • March 1: Poland [1]
  • March 31: Germany/Austria/Switzerland[2]
  • June 25: India [3]
  • September 28: United States




External links

Parent company: National Amusements

Film production
Paramount Pictures (Others | Trailer variants | Closing variants | International) | MTV Films | Nickelodeon Movies | Comedy Central Films | VH1 Films | Paramount Vantage | Paramount Animation | Insurge Pictures | Viacom 18 Motion Pictures7 | Paramount Famous Productions | United International Pictures1 | Paramount Pictures France8

Television production
Paramount Television (Others) | Nickelodeon Productions (Others) | Nickelodeon Animation Studio | MTV Production Development | Spike Originals | TV Land Originals | Nicktoons Originals | Comedy Central Productions | TeenNick Originals | Nick@Nite Originals | Nickelodeon Network

USA channels
MTV | MTV2 | MTV Tres | MTV Hits | mtvU | MTV Live | VH1 | VH1 Classic | CMT | CMT Music | Comedy Central | Spike | Logo | TV Land (HD) | Nickelodeon (HD) | Nick 2 | Nick at Nite | Nicktoons | Nick Jr. | TeenNick | BET (HD) | BET Gospel | BET Hip-Hop | Centric | BET Jams | BET Soul | Epix4 | Epix 2 | Epix Hits | Epix Drive-In

UK and Ireland channels
Channel 5 (5Star | 5USA)
MTV (Base | Classic | Dance | Hits | Live | Music | Rocks | VH1 | Viva)
Nickelodeon (Nicktoons | Nick Jr. | Nick Jr. Too)
Comedy Central (HD) (Extra) | BET | Spike

International channels
MTV | MTV Live HD| Paramount Channel
Germany: Nick Nach Acht | Viva | MTV Music | MTV Entertainment | Nickelodeon | Nicktoons | NickNight
France: MTV Base | MTV Idol | MTV Pulse | Game One | Game One Music HD | Nickelodeon | Nickelodeon 4Teen | Nickelodeon Junior
Benelux: TMF | TMF Dance | TMF NL | TMF Pure | MTV Brand New | Comedy Central Family | Nick Hits
Spain: MTV | VH1 | Comedy Central | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr.
Portugal: MTV | MTV Music | MTV Rocks | MTV Dance | VH1 | VH1 Classic | Nickelodeon
India: Sonic Nickelodeon | Colors | VH1 | Nickelodeon | Rishtey | Comedy Central
Poland: MTV | MTV Live HD | VH1 | Viva | Comedy Central | Comedy Central Family | Nickelodeon | Nickelodeon HD | Nick Jr. | Paramount Channel
Brazil: MTV | Paramount Channel | VH1 MegaHits | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr. | Comedy Central
Latin America: MTV | VH1 | MTV Hits | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr. | Nicktoons | Comedy Central
Philippines: MTV Pinoy6

Other assets
Milkshake! | My5 | Noggin | NickSports | The Splat | Viacom International Media Networks | BET Networks | Nickelodeon Networks | Viacom Media Networks | Paramount Home Media Distribution (Others) | Paramount DVD | Paramount High Definition | Paramount Digital Entertainment | Nick Records | Comedy Central Records | Viacom 18 | Doctrine Creative7

Television station: KVMM-CD (Tres)

NickMom | Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company | CIC Video2 | Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company | Paramount News | Paramount Cartoon Studios | Famous Studios | MTV Shows | Nickelodeon Studios | Nickelodeon Video3 | Nick Jr. Productions | Cinema International Corporation | One World Entertainment | Paramount Comics5 | MTV Brasil | MTV Philippines | Peanuts Home Video | Republic Pictures | Republic Pictures Home Video | Liberty Films | Mascot Pictures | U.M. & M. TV Corporation | VistaVision | Spelling Films | Paramount Communications | Gulf & Western Industries | Worldvision Home Video (Others) | Sunn Classic Pictures | Taft Entertainment Pictures | Commonwealth United Entertainment | Nick Games and Sports For Kids | The N Originals | Noggin Original | NTA Home Entertainment | The Comedy Channel Originals | Ha! TV Comedy Network Originals | MTV Films Europe | Viacom New Media | Viacom Consumer Products | MTV Games | Comedy Central Games | Kindernet | All News Channel9 | VH1 Uno | Nickelodeon Arabia | MTV8 | MTV Next

1 and 2Co-owned with NBCUniversal
3Joint-venture with Sony Wonder
4Joint-venture with Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
5Joint-venture with Marvel Comics
6Co-Owned with Viva Entertainment
7Co-owned with Network 18
8Co-owned with Gaumont
9Joint-venture with Hubbard Broadcasting.

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