Pop (British and Irish TV channel)

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Pop
Pop (UK TV channel) logo.png
Logo since 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format16:9 576i SDTV
Timeshift servicePop +1
Ownership
OwnerNarrative Capital
Sister channelsPop Max
Tiny Pop
Great! TV
Great! Movies
Great! Movies Action
Great! Movies Classic
History
Launched1 October 2002; 18 years ago (1 October 2002)
Former namesToons & Tunes (2002-2003)
Links
Websitepopfun.co.uk
Availability
Terrestrial
FreeviewChannel 206
Cable
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 736
WightFibreChannel 100
Satellite
FreesatChannel 603
SkyChannel 614
Channel 619 (+1)
Astra 2F
28.2°E
11307 V 27500 5/6
11307 V 27500 5/6 (+1)
Streaming media
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

Pop (stylised as POP) is a British free-to-air children's television channel owned by Narrative Capital.[1] Its target audience is 4 to 9-year-old children.[2]

History[edit]

Pop was originally launched on 1 October 2002 by CSC Media Group as Toons & Tunes.[3] Toons and Tunes was then later re-branded as Pop in May 2003.

In Pop's early years, links were presented by Rorry, a lime green dragon with a Scottish accent, who was animated live. He was accompanied by Purrdy, a dragon/cat hybrid who also appeared in the original Tricky programme on ITV[citation needed], it was sometimes followed by a programme known as "The Cheeky Monkey Show" which features the live links of the animated coloured monkeys known as "The Cheeky Monkeys," that was later known by appearing on its sister channel Tiny Pop until its retirement at the end of June 2009.

Originally, the network focused on music videos, with animated programming also part of the schedule, but with the numerous music video network options on British television at the time, this focus was quickly abandoned in 2004, when the animated content became much more prominent. Music videos continued to be carried on and off until 2007, before eventually being abandoned entirely.[citation needed]

In September 2020, Pop changed its on-air identity,[4] and on the same day, Pokemon Journeys: The Series[5] and Bakugan: Armored Alliance[6] made their debut.

Programming[edit]

The channel sources its programming from multiple independent studios.

Current programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Availability[edit]

Freeview[edit]

On 20 March 2014, Pop was launched on Freeview.[65] Prior to April 2016, Pop was only available in areas where there is a local TV channel. On 1 April 2016, Pop moved to a wider coverage nationwide freeview mix, becoming available to over 90% of the country.[66] The capacity vacated by Pop on the local multiplex was used to transmit Kix from 7 April 2016. Pop +1 moved to LCN channel 128, to release 127 for use by Kix, but was otherwise unaffected, continuing to broadcast locally to Manchester only.

On-demand[edit]

Pop programming in addition to content from sister channels POP MAX and Tiny POP are available to stream on demand from the free TV service and mobile app POP Player [67]

Related service[edit]

Pop +1[edit]

A time shift feed called Pop +1 was available until 2008, when it was replaced by Kix!; in turn, that network's +1 feed was discontinued on 14 July 2014 with Pop +1's return.

International versions[edit]

On 4 May 2017, Sony Pictures Television Networks launched an Italian version of Pop as their first Italian free-to-air offering, with a similar line-up of programming to the UK channel. The network closed alongside its sister channel Cine Sony on 11 July 2019, after Mediaset purchased both network slots from Sony. Pop's old slot would be used for Boing Plus.[68]

The Pakistani version of Pop is operated by Edutainment (Pty.) Ltd. under the license of Sony Pictures Television.[69]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Pictures Television U.K. Channels Sold to U.S. Investment Firm Narrative Capital". Variety. 14 May 2021. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  2. ^ "POP | Showreel | CSC Media". Cscmediagroup.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Toons&Tunes launching today". Digital Spy.
  4. ^ "YouTube (go to the last 10 secs)".
  5. ^ "YouTube".
  6. ^ "youTube".
  7. ^ "44 Cats". Pop. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "All Shows - POP". popfun.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 December 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Check out brand new ALVIN and the Chipmunks on POP!". Fun Kids - the UK's children's radio station. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Mattel announces broadcasters for Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures | Toy World Magazine". toyworldmag.co.uk. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Big Top Academy". www.popfun.co.uk.
  12. ^ "Care Bears: Unlock the Magic".
  13. ^ "Counterfeit Cat". Popfun. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Cupcake & Dino: General Services". www.popfun.co.uk.
  15. ^ "Dragon Ball Super". Pop. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Check out new TV show Grizzy and the Lemmings on POP!". Fun Kids - the UK's children's radio station. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  17. ^ "New shows and episodes coming to Tiny Pop & Pop this spring!". 28 February 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  18. ^ "LEGO FRIENDS: GIRLS ON A MISSION". Pop. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  19. ^ "SONY POP GETS "MEGANIZED" WITH MEGA MAN". DHX Media. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Miraculous nets new UK licensees". Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Catch a sneak peek of Pokémon Journeys: The Series on POP in the UK | Pokemon.com". www.pokemon.com. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  22. ^ "Toyworldmag.co.uk - Polly Pocket Debuts on Pop". www.toyworldmag.co.uk. 6 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Power Rangers Beast Morphers". www.popfun.co.uk.
  24. ^ "SADIE SPARKS". Pop. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  25. ^ "Big news for UK fans, Sonic Boom is back on TV - Pop UK,a freeview". desclyrantu.ga. 3 January 2019. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  26. ^ "SPACE CHICKENS IN SPACE". Pop. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  27. ^ "Teletoon+, Pop converse with Talking Tom". C21media. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  28. ^ POP FUN TV (3 June 2019), Total Dramarama| Starts on Monday | POP 💥, retrieved 3 April 2014
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  31. ^ a b c "TV Guide | POP". 18 September 2012. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012.
  32. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  34. ^ a b c d e f "TV Guide | POP". 25 September 2011. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011.
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  63. ^ "Totally Spies! | POP". www.popfun.co.uk. Archived from the original on 11 April 2019.
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  66. ^ "POP extends Freeview reach April 2016". Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  67. ^ "POP Player". www.popfun.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
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