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|Launched||6 August 2007|
|Owned by||Sony Pictures Television|
|Picture format||16:9/4:3, 576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||~0.0% (September 2014BARB),|
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Pop Girl is a free-to-air children's television channel in the United Kingdom, owned by CSC Media Group. As of June 2014, it broadcasts cartoons, live action and pop music videos on Sky and Freesat. Its target audience is 7 to 12 year old girls.
Pop Girl originally broadcast from 6am until 9pm in order to share bandwidth with the now-defunct AnimeCentral, a general entertainment channel also owned and operated by CSC Media Group, which broadcast from 9pm until 6am. Subsequently Pop Girl's broadcast hours were extended to match those of Kix and it now broadcasts from 6am until 11:30pm. This allowed the sharing arrangement with AnimeCentral to end, thus allowing the entertainment channel to broadcast 24 hours when it became Showcase TV (now 'True Entertainment').
According to CSC Media, as of June 2014, Pop Girl's "defining programmes" are :
- Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
- Zoey 101
- Even Stevens
- Life with Derek
- Lizzie McGuire
- Pop Party
- H2O: Just Add Water
Little Miss Pop Girl
Since 12 May 2008, a new block was made called "Little Miss Pop Girl", which sees a slight change to the channel's content between 9am and 12pm every weekday during the school term. The block is aimed at younger girls and shows cartoons such as Lazy Lucy or Pippi Longstocking, including some programmes which are more commonly seen on Tiny Pop. The logo for the block is the regular Pop Girl logo with the words 'Little Miss' superimposed above. The block does not run at weekends or during school holidays.
Pop Girl +1
On 9 May 2008, the AGB Nielsen Media website announced that Pop Girl +1 would launch on Sky channel 629, on 9 June 2008. However, it was in fact launched a few days before that, on 4 June 2008, replacing CSC Media Group's first music time shift, Flaunt +1, after being on air just shy of four weeks.