|Launched||September 4, 2001|
|Owned by||Shaw Media|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Bell TV||Channel 636|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 532|
|Available on most Canadian cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 636|
|Optik TV||Channel 184|
In November 2000, Global Television Network Inc. (then owned by Canwest) was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service called Pop TV, described as "featuring classic programs from the beginnings of television. Programming will explore vintage television and the cultural impact of television on our society by providing a window on television history."
The channel was launched in September 2001 as DejaView.
After DejaView's parent company, Canwest, filed for creditor protection in October 2009, Shaw Communications subsequently completed a purchase and took over the assets of Canwest's broadcasting arm on October 27, 2010, which was announced in February of that year, and renamed the company Shaw Media.
DejaView's lineup primarily focused on television series from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. With the re-launch of TVtropolis (which primarily focused on more recent series from the late-80s and 1990s) as the reality-based channel DTour in August 2013, DejaView's lineup was expanded to incorporate sitcoms from the 1990s.
- Decision CRTC 2000-567 CRTC 2000-12-14
- "Digital channels struggling at start of third year on cable and satellite TV". Sympatico.ca. August 2003.
- Clark, Andrew (October 6, 2009). "Canwest Global Communications files for bankruptcy protection". The Guardian (England). Retrieved July 9, 2011.
- Shaw Completes Purchase of Canwest Broadcasting Assets Marketwire press release 2010-10-10
- Shaw moves for Canwest control, CBC.ca, 2010-02-12
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