Pop Girl

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PopGirl
Pop Girl logo.png
Launched 6 August 2007
Owned by Sony Pictures Television
Picture format 16:9/4:3, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share ~0.0% (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)
Sister channel(s) Bliss
Chart Show Dance
Chart Show TV
Flava
Kix
Pop
Scuzz
Starz TV
Tiny Pop
True Movies 1
True Movies 2
True Drama
True Entertainment
The Vault
Website popgirlworld.com
Availability
Satellite
Freesat Channel 604
Sky Channel 626
Eutelsat 28A 11307 V 27500 2/3

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.[1]

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').

Programming[edit]

According to CSC Media,[1] as of June 2014, Pop Girl's "defining programmes" are  :

The showreel on CSC Media's PopGirl page also includes extracts from Really Me, Flight 29 Down, and How to Be Indie.[1]

Little Miss Pop Girl[edit]

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[edit]

On 9 May 2008, the AGB Nielsen Media website announced that Pop Girl +1 would launch on Sky channel 629, on 9 June 2008.[2] 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.

On 22 July 2013, Kix received a spin-off channel, Kix Power, which replaced Pop Girl +1.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pop Girl". CSC Media Group. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Pop Girl+1 launches on 9th June
  3. ^ "Channel Rebrand". Overnights.tv. 25 June 2013. "Kix Power will start BARB reporting on 22nd July, 2013. Pop Girl +1 will cease at the end of the broadcast day on 21 July 2013." 

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