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|Launched||27 July 2004|
|Owned by||Sony Pictures Television|
|Picture format||16:9/4:3, 576i (SDTV)|
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|Timeshift service||Tiny Pop +1|
Channel 609 (+1)
Channel 625 (+1)
|Eutelsat 28A||11307 V 27500 2/3
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|Virgin Media||Channel 737|
|Smallworld Cable||Channel 737|
|Sky Go||Watch live
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Tiny Pop is a free-to-air children's television channel in the United Kingdom, owned by CSC Media Group, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television. Broadcast on many of the major digital television platforms in the UK, its target audience is children aged from 4 to 6. The station broadcasts principally animated content sourced from various distributors. In the past, the channel has screened music videos, but these now rarely appear.
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Tiny Pop is a sister channel to Pop, which was launched on 29 May 2003. Tiny Pop is a replacement for the retired station Pop Plus, which was originally a secondary channel of Pop. Tiny Pop is aimed at a very young audience (similar to CBeebies). Tiny Pop has two further sister channels: Pop Girl was launched on 6 August 2007, and Kix was launched on 19 May 2008, when it replaced Pop +1, the 1-hour timeshift of Pop.
As with other CSC channels, on-screen presenters are rarely used: programmes are introduced either by caption and voiceover alone, or through animated characters. For a time during the mid-00s, a group of animated monkeys, known as the Cheeky Monkeys, would talk about cartoons, read out jokes from viewers and show artwork; from the end of June 2009, they were replaced with 3 new hosts, Molly, Leo and Pip.
On 11 October 2007, Tiny Pop was launched on Virgin Media, along with its sister channel Pop. Although Pop was removed in 2011, Tiny Pop still remains available. The station has also been made available over other cable systems.
On 23 October 2014, Tiny Pop was launched on Freeview, running daily from 3pm to 7pm in a slot timeshared with the Community Channel. On the 7th January 2015, Tiny Pop was launched fully on DTT and now broadcast 21 hours a day (0300-0000) on Freeview. Round-the-clock service continues on satellite and cable.
Prior to January 2015, the channel had broadcast billed programmes from 0600 to 2230, teleshopping content from 2230 to 0130, and a 'Through the Night' programming block from 0130 to 0600. From 1 January 2015, the schedule changed to run billed content from 0600 to 0000, with 'Through the Night' for the remaining six hours, with the teleshopping block dropped; sister channel POP had also removed its prior teleshopping block ahead of its move onto Freeview.
According to CSC Media, as of June 2014 Tiny Pop's "defining programmes" are:
- Babar and the Adventures of Badou
- Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot
- Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Franklin and Friends
- Ella the Elephant
- Franny's Feet
- Joe & Jack
- Justin Time
- Learn to Dance
- Little Bear
- Milly, Molly
- Peg + Cat
- Rolie Polie Olie
- Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures
- Timothy Goes to School
- Will and Dewitt
- "Tiny Pop". CSC Media Group. Retrieved 1 June 2014.