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Nickelodeon is a French pay television channel that serves as the local variant of American children's cable network Nickelodeon in that country, as well as other French-speaking countries such as Switzerland and Francophone Africa. The network has one sister network, Nickelodeon Junior.


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The French variant of Nickelodeon was announced in 2005, and was officially launched on November 16 of that same year. The channel's application to broadcast on the French digital terrestrial television was rejected by the CSA in favour of Gulli, a kids-oriented state-owned channel. It gains revenue through advertisement and product sells. At the time, its market value was equal to €300 million. According to a research conducted by ConsoJunior in 2006, Nickelodeon France was the most watched channel among kids between 4 and 14 years old.


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On January 26, 2010, Nickelodeon France adopted the new US logo and re-branded its graphical package. On that same day, the channel announced the launch of preschool channel Nickelodeon Junior. In November of that same year, the network celebrated its fifth anniversary. In 2011, it switched its aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9.

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