Unless you had cable or satellite during the mid-late 90's, the chances are you have little recollection of CBBC on Nickelodeon: what I believe to be one of, if not Auntie's earliest dip-their-toes into the multi-channel landscape in its native country.
The strand started in 1996, and was hosted by the CBBC puppet presenter at the time, Otis the Aardvark: the programming was no less different than that of CBBC on Choice a few years later: primarily aimed at a pre-school audience; (your Postman Pat, Playdays, Noddy, Fireman Sam, etc), the strand ended on July 16th, 1999, I assume because the BBC had already launched Choice and Knowledge and no longer wanted to be associated with a commercial rival.
However, when the BBC had it's corporate overhaul in October 1997, CBBC on Nick was off for a week and returned with new titles and graphics to match the new look of the flagship channels strand, and a brand new puppet presenter... Marvin P. Porcuvark; (I assume he was Emlyn the Gremlyn's forgotten cousin.)
One thing that particularly strikes me is the set, which is completely different from either Pres A or TC9, I assume it was one of Viacom's on lease by the Beeb? Also, as the BBC runs as a commercial free organisation in its homeland, there were no advert breaks during CBBC on Nick.
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