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LaunchedDecember 1, 1977; 46 years ago (1977-12-01) (as Pinwheel)
Apryle 1, 1979; 45 years ago (1979-04-01) (as Nickelodeon)
Ained biViacom Media Networks
Pictur format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
KintraUnitit States
Broadcast aurieNaitionwide
HeidquartersNew York Ceety, New York
Umwhile criedPinwheel (1977–1979)
Seester channel(s)Nick Jr.
Nick at Nite
TV Land
Timeshift serviceNick 2 East or Nick 2 West

Nickelodeon (commonly shortened tae Nick, stylised as nickelodeon syne September 28, 2009 an oreeginally cried Pinwheel) is an American basic cable an satellite televeesion network that is ained bi the Viacom Media Networks diveesion o Viacom.

Maist o its programmin is aimed at bairns an adolescents aged 8–17, while its weekday mornin edutainment programmes are targetit at younger bairns ages 2–8. The channel's programming conseests o oreeginal first-run televeesion series, alang wi occasional broadcasts o released an oreeginal made-for-cable movies an select ither third-pairty programmin.