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  2. The original Nickelodeon logo from 1979, designed by creative consultant Joseph Iozzi. Font by Lubalin, Smith, Carnase, Inc. Initially scheduled for a February 1979 launch, [5] Nickelodeon was officially launched on April 1, 1979 (as the first-ever children's network) on Warner Cable franchises across the country.

  3. Jun 01, 2020 · Nickelodeons were the first type of indoor exhibition spaces dedicated to showing motion pictures, and took their name from the admission cost (five cents) and the ancient Greek word “odeion”, which refers to a roofed-over theater.

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  4. Jun 16, 2022 · The channel launched as Pinwheel on December 1, 1977, originally airing educational fare from around the world for 12 hours a day, without commercials. Rebranded as Nickelodeon in 1979, the channel expanded its lineup of original programming, which eventually included the sketch-comedy show You Can’t Do That on Television.

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    Nickstory Archives (wiki devoted to Nickelodeon broadcast history)

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    ↑ Interview with George James (Jake on 'Pinwheel'): The name Nickelodeon came from Pinwheel's producer Sandy Kavanaugh.

    ↑ SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age

    ↑ 3.0 3.1 Television: Better shows for youngsters?

    ↑ Jay Bobbin. "Nickelodeon 20th Birthday from Green Slime to Prime Time, The Kids Network Celebrates with Lots of Special Events"

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    ↑ Interview with Joseph Iozzi

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  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › NickelodeonNickelodeon - Wikipedia

    Main article: History of Nickelodeon The channel's name comes from the first five-cent movie theaters called nickelodeons. Its history dates back to December 1, 1977, when Warner Cable Communications launched the first 2-way interactive cable system, QUBE, [4] in Columbus, Ohio.

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