From April 1, 2002, to December 31, 2007, the channel only aired between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern/5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central. The N aired through the rest of the channel's airtime. This timeshare practice was in place on Dish Network until April 23, 2009.
On December 31, 2007, Noggin's sister channel, Nickelodeon GAS, left the satellite and digital cable channel lineups, and moved to the online-only TurboNick; The N took over Nick GAS's channel position after splitting from Noggin. However, Dish Network released Nick GAS from its lineup on April 24, 2009, and split the N/Noggin channels on May 27, 2009. Noggin was on Channel 169 and The N was on Channel 181. Both channels went 24 hours.
On September 28, 2009, the channel changed its name to Nick Jr. as part of a complete rebrand of Nickelodeon and its siblings. In 2015, Noggin was revived as subscription service for preschoolers.