MTV NetworksEurope (MTVNE) will launch Nickelodeon as a 24-hour children's channel and website in Germany on Sept 12.

Viacom chiefsalso announced that they have set up Viacom Brand Solutions, a cross-brandingadvertising sales house to market the portfolio of channels.

The locallymanaged and programmed channel and site will feature such properties as TheSpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Jimmy Neutron, Avatarand Danny Phantom.

In the eveningthe channel's programming will target the 14+ demographic. Local productionsand acquisitions will be announced in due course.

Nickelodeon will replace the music channel MTV2 Pop, andwill broadcast alongside MTVNE's other German channels including VIVA, VIVAPLUS, and MTV.