Planet Pop (TV channel)
|Launched||23 November 2010|
|Owned by||All Around the World Productions|
|Picture format||16:9 576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||0.01% (April 2015BARB),|
|Formerly called||WTF (2010-2011)
Massive R&B (2011-2013)
|Sister channel(s)||Channel AKA
|Astra 2F||12522 V 22000 5/6|
Planet Pop is a British music television channel, previously known as WTF (Weekly Top Forty) and Massive R&B, which launched on 23 November 2010.
WTF used a video jukebox format, which allowed viewers to select videos by texting the video selection number to the number on screen. There were different selection playlists during different times of the day. On 15 August 2011, WTF was rebranded as Massive R&B. On 20 September 2011, the channel launched on Freesat channel 518, having previously only been available on Sky. It moved to 511 in September 2012 but was removed in May 2014.
On 27 March 2013, the channel was rebranded as Planet Pop, with programming aimed at a core audience of 16-24 year olds, including The Planet Pop 40 and Party-On Planet Pop.
On 5 August 2015, Planet Pop will close down and be replaced by Now Music TV on Sky channel 370, while Now Music TV on 378 will become Now That's What I Call Rock TV. The channel will show pop music videos and slots like Buzzin' The Most Tweeted 20, The NOW Years, To NOW, Keep Calm & Chill and Britain's Hit 40. It will also include a app for iPhone that allows viewers to select the latest hits, classics, and R&B and dance hits.
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- "Music channel WTF to become Massive R&B". Entertainment Interactive. 4 August 2011.
- "Update Scan – 20/09/11". Join Freesat. 20 September 2011.
- "All Around The World launches Planet Pop music TV channel". MusicWeek. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
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