|Nick Family logo as of December 2nd, 2020.|
|Launched||October 27th, 2013 (as GorgeTV)|
June 22nd, 2015 (as Nickelodeon Family)
|Owned by||NickFamily USA|
(branding licensed from Viacom Media Networks)
|Picture format||4:3 (480i SDTV)|
16:9 (1080i HDTV)
|Headquarters||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Formerly called||GorgeTV (2013-2015)|
|Sister channel(s)||Nicktoons Family|
Aura Movie Network
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|Cablevision||Check local listings for Nickelodeon Family (SD and HD)|
|Charter Cable||Channel 121 (SD)|
Channel 799 (HD)
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Nickelodeon Family is an American basic cable and satellite television network that launched on October 27, 2013 as GorgeTV. In June 2015, the network rebranded as Nickelodeon Family.
On December 2nd, 2020, Nickelodeon Family began abbreviating itself as "NF" via unveiling a new logo. The "NF" abbreviation was already used for spin-off channel NFGaming, marking the main Nickelodeon Family channel the second channel to use the abbreviation. As AuraNightfall had essentially become a separate network from Nickelodeon Family by that point, the nighttime hours weren't affected; instead, AuraNightfall would introduce a separate branding refresh later in the night.
As of December 2015, approximately 81 million households in the United States (70.3% of households with at least one television set) receive Nickelodeon Family.
- Main article: Nickelodeon Family/Programming
Besides programming from Curiousgorge66 Studios, the channel currently airs programming sourced from Nickelodeon, including The Loud House and The Fairly Oddparents, in addition to other acquired programming such as Time Force, Miracle Tunes!, and Duel Masters NXT.
The channel, alongside its sister channels and Right Stuf, Inc., PonyCan USA, and Media Blasters in late 2018, set to expire no earlier than mid-2021. The channels currently hold timed-exclusive linear broadcast rights to Nozomi Entertainment/Lucky Penny and PonyCan USA's catalogs (with few exceptions related to right-of-first refusal), with episodes being available for other broadcasters a week after the initial broadcast (though some linear rights, such as those to Big Windup! 2, are sub-licensed to ), alongside exclusive off-network (i.e. outside Toku) broadcast rights to the AnimeWorks catalog. The deal between Aura International and Nozomi Entertainment for North American linear rights does not include the broadcast rights to neither the Critical Mass catalog nor the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise (due to Right Stuf simply being a distributor of the franchise for Sunrise).(now SurgeAnime Extra and soon to be AnimeCore Extra), signed deals with
- EXO (2015 - present)
- AuraNightfall (2015 - present)
- SurgeAnime on Nickelodeon Family (2018 - present)
- AnimeNation (2019 - present)
- AnimeNation Action (2019 - present)
- Girl Power (2019 - present)
- Nickelodeon Family Movies (2015; 2016 - 2017)
- NickFamily Summer (2017)
- NickFamily Anime (2018 - 2020)
On January 13th, 2018, Nickelodeon Family launched a mobile app which streams shows from Nickelodeon Family as well as sister network Nicktoons Family. The mobile app also includes a section for streaming programming from the AuraNightfall block.
Both Nickelodeon Family and its sister channel Nicktoons Family have been accused of airing adult-oriented programming during their daytime schedules in the past, with some groups alleging that this move goes against the channels' focus according to the names of the channels. NickFamily USA later admitted that daytime airings of said programs were edited down to achieve a TV-PG rating during the day; though the channel has reduced the number of heavily-edited adult programming during the day following the launch of NF@Nite, Nickelodeon Family has since announced that it would stop carrying adult anime series during the day, following a decision to rebrand its overnight block as AuraNightfall and launch a Canadian version of said block on YTV Family.
Nickelodeon Family promos
You can now pitch a Nickelodeon Family original here! Any pitches will be made into Cartoon Madness shorts, and may or may not be picked up.