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 Posted on November 2, 2015, and last modified on 2 years ago.

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JIM (launched as JIMtv in 2001) was a Flemish television channel of the Medialaan (Roularta/De Persgroep) that is aimed at people aged between 15 and 24.[1] Its name is a backronym for "Jong, Interactief en Meer" (English: Young, Interactive and More). During its first years, the channel mainly broadcast music videos. They have since started mixing this with programs such as Brainiac and Snoop Dogg's Father Hood. The channel stopped broadcasting on December 16, 2015.

History

The cradle of JIMtv was Jo Nachtergaele, Michael Dujardin, Peter Hoogland, Frank Molnar, Serge Jespers and Inge Tossyn. They were responsible for the content, the channel look, and positioning of JIMtv. The first broadcast on April 2, 2001, started with "God Is A DJ" by Faithless followed by an introductory program in which all people and behind the scenes themselves were submitted. On April 2, 2006, the channel celebrated its fifth anniversary.

Nowadays the channel is just called JIM. Originally, the letter combination 'JIM' stood for "Jong, Interactief en Meer" (English: Young, Interactive and More). The suffix 'TV' was omitted because VMMa (since 2014 "Medialaan" called) initially also wanted to set up a radio station called JIMfm, but those plans were abandoned. In November 2001 VMMa launched still a radio station: Q-music.

On September 15, 2015, Medialaan announced that JIM would cease broadcasting on December 16, 2015. The vacant channel is filled by a new children's channel Kadet from December 19, 2015, which focuses primarily on boys between 8 and 12 years old.


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