Pop Plus

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Pop Plus
Pop Plus logo.png
Launched8 September 2003; 15 years ago (8 September 2003)
Closed27 July 2004; 14 years ago (27 July 2004)
Owned byCSC Media Group
Audience share0.35% (November 2003, BARB)
Replaced byTiny Pop
Sister channel(s)B4
Chart Show TV
Pop
The Vault
Websitepopfun.co.uk
Availability
(at time of closure)
Satellite
SkyChannel 620

Pop Plus (stylized as p⊕p) was a British free-to-air satellite television channel owned by CSC Media Group. It was licensed to air animation and music, and operated as a sister channel to the already-existing Pop. The channel operated the same broadcast hours as its sister channel (6am to 8pm at the time; Pop later expanded to its current 24-hour service) and was not a direct timeshift of its sibling, instead offering an alternative mix of the channel's content. (At one point the arrangement was that whilst Pop was showing music Pop Plus would show cartoons, and vice versa, but this was not always the case).

Pop Plus launched on 8 September 2003, and closed down on 27 July 2004. The station's capacity was used to launch the preschool-oriented Tiny Pop. This allowed the main Pop to refocus on slightly older children and reduce its use of preschooler shows.

Shows that aired on Pop Plus[edit]

(Note that many of these shows also aired on the main Pop, and many continued to do so, or continued on Tiny Pop, after the closure of Pop Plus).