Nickelodeon often shortened to Nick and originally called Pinwheel is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by the MTV Networks Kids & Famiy Group a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom most of its programming is aimed at children and adolescents ages 8 to 16 while its weekday morning edutainment programs are targeted at younger children ages 2 to 8.

Since July 1985 it has shared its channel space with Nick at Nite a nighttime service that airs during the interim hours.