Three of the most popular television channels designed specifically for children are Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. Cartoon Network's main focus is animated programming, although it also airs live-action programs. Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel place a much greater emphasis on live-action shows, in addition to animation.
Cartoon Network was started in 1992, and some of its notable programs included "Dexter's Laboratory," "The Powerpuff Girls," "Ed, Edd n Eddy," "Courage the Cowardly Dog," and "Johnny Bravo." Today, the channel's most popular programs include "Adventure Time," "Regular Show," and "Steven Universe," as well as "Teen Titans Go!"
Nickelodeon's most popular program, which has aired on the network since 1999, is "SpongeBob SquarePants," although in more recent years, the channel has placed a much greater emphasis on live-action programming. Dan Schneider's series, including "The Amanda Show," "Drake and Josh," "Zoey 101," and "iCarly," garnered a strong following among teenage viewers. Other long-running Nick series include "The Fairly OddParents" and "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron," which ended its run in 2006.
The Disney Channel is famous for airing such series as "Kim Possible" and "Phineas and Ferb," as well as "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." Many Disney Channel shows are also aired on Disney XD, a satellite TV channel.