|Launched||September 4, 2001|
Corus Entertainment (2016–present)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Headquarters||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Bell TV||Channel 636 (SD)|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 532 (SD)|
|Available on most Canadian cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary|
|Bell Aliant Fibe TV||Channel 268 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 636 (SD)|
|Bell MTS||Channel 233 (SD)|
|Optik TV||Channel 9506 (SD)
Channel 506 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 136 (SD)|
|VMedia||Channel 293 (SD)|
|Zazeen||Channel 123 (SD)|
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.
On April 1, 2016, DejaView's parent company, Shaw Media, was acquired by Corus Entertainment.
Throughout the channel's existence, it has primarily aired sitcoms and television dramas from the United States and Canada, however, other genres of programs have aired including game shows, reality television, and lifestyle series.
- Comedy Gold - a similar specialty service owned by Bell Media, specializing in comedies from the 1970s to 1990s.
- Teletoon Retro - a former offshoot of Teletoon, owned by Corus Entertainment, that focused on classic cartoons and television series aimed at children.
- 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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