Sunday, September 29, 2019

Nickelodeon UK to Remove Programming from Netflix UK on Sunday 29th September 2019

Many kids favourites from SpongeBob SquarePants to PAW Patrol are currently scheduled to leave Netflix in the U.K. by the end of September 2019 according to removal dates now showing on the titles. Here’s what’s scheduled for removal, why they’re being removed and more.


Nickelodeon has had some of its biggest titles on Netflix UK for the past few years including massive Nick shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and countless more. Sadly, it looks like Nick is pulling out completely from the service in the UK.

All of the titles look to come up for renewal on Sunday 29th September 2019, and given how every single title is up for renewal, it's looking like its a complete removal from the streaming service.

In some cases, the Nick shows on Netflix weren’t complete. In fact, in the case of Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob only a single season is available.

Here’s the full list of Nickelodeon shows scheduled to leave Netflix on September 29th:

  • Blaze and the Monster Machines (Season 1)
  • Dora the Explorer (Season 8 – Only one season streaming)
  • PAW Patrol (2 Seasons)
  • Sam & Cat (2 Seasons)
  • SpongeBob Squarepants (Season 8 – Only one season streaming – the movie not currently scheduled to leave)
  • Team Umizoomi (Season 2 – Only one season streaming)
  • The Haunted Hathaways (Season 1)
  • Victorious (3 Seasons)

Where will Nickelodeon titles stream next in the United Kingdom?

It looks as though the new streaming homes for the majority of Nickelodeon content in the UK seems to be NowTV, Sky Kids and Amazon Prime, which currently holds all of the aforementioned Nickelodeon shows.

Fans can access short-form content on nick.co.uk, nicktoons.co.uk and nickjr.co.uk, as well as the free Nickelodeon Play and Nick Jr. Play apps. Virgin Media customers can also unlock full-length episodes via the Nick Play VOD mobile app.

Some of the Nickelodeon shows have a presence on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. official YouTube channels, which occasionally offers live streams of episodes. The official PAW Patrol YouTube channel also offers select episodes and shorts. SpongeBob SquarePants also has its own YouTube channel, in which fans can find short-form clips, full episodes and music videos. Older fans can also throwback to the nineties and noughties with the NickRewind channel.

It’s not hugely surprising that Nickelodeon shows are leaving Netflix UK. The majority of Netflix regions around the world has seen their Nick shows stripped from the service. In the US, the service saw most of the Nick shows leave several years ago with little chance of ever returning.

Netflix Canada currently has a selection of Nickelodeon programming, through a partnership with Corus Entertainment, Nickelodeon's distribution partner in the region.

Not all is lost though as Netflix and Nickelodeon do share some other projects for the future. Over the summer, Netflix released Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life movies, picking up where the original series left off. There’s more to come too including animated The Loud House and Rise of the TMNT films and the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series.

Original source: What's on Netflix.

Update (29/9) - It seems Nickelodeon programming is being removed from Netflix services around the world, with Avatar: The Last Airbender (Avatar - Der Herr der Elemente) and SpongeBob Schwammkopf leaving Netflix Germany.

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Originally published: Friday, September 13, 2019.
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