Green light for Nick Jr. in Germany

TV broadcaster MTV Networks can go ahead with the launch of its childrenís channel Nick Jr. in Germany after anti-media concentration commission KEK gave the green light.

With entertainment and educational programmes, Nick Jr. will target pre-school children aged 3 to 5 years. The channel, which will be available on digital pay-TV platforms, will be launched later this year, although an exact date has not yet been set. An MTV Networks spokeswoman said that this would be dependent on the course of negotiations with platform operators.

Nick Jr., which was launched in the USA in 1988, is already available in various European countries including the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. In mid-January MTV Networks announced the channelís market introduction to Germany.