Nicktoons (formerly Nicktoons TV and Nicktoons Network) is a TV Channel
As Nicktoons TV (2002-2003)Edit
Nicktoons was launched on May 1 2002 as Nicktoons TV as part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite in order to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services. However by early 2004 Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to the digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network also based on consumer demand. At fist airing only archived Nicktoons the network was marketed as commercial free with comedic promos involving the Nickelodeon Animation Studios two-minute cartoon shorts form forigein markets markets and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. As the network's distribution increased by September 23 2005 the network was airing regular advertising.
First Nicktoons era (2003-2005)Edit
the network was renamed to Nicktoons in 2003 using a splat logo with the words NICKTOONS in it (initially it was orange on white this was changed to blue on white in 2004) replacing a rotating logo which featured various shillouttes of Nicktoons charcters in orange with the NICK logomark above the text Toons TV. Nicktoons is also
As Nicktoons Network (2005-2009)Edit
As part of the launch on the satellite services the network once again rebranding further as Nicktoons Network on September 23 2005. a new logo with the familiar Nickelodeon Splat fanning onto a globe shape was used along with the new slogan of Animation Capital of the World and a promotion theme consisting of the charcters being placed in a celebrity setting.
Second Nicktoons era (2009 Present)Edit
On September 28 2009 Nicktoons Network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw on Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years and name changes for sister networks The N to TeenNick and Noggin Americian channel as well (this is also done with the unrelated Americain and British Travel Channels)
- We Love Cartoons (2002-2003)
- The Animation Capital of the World (2005-2007)
- Not Just Cartoons Nicktoons (2007-2009)
- Big Stars Animated (2009 Present)