Tiny Pop

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Tiny Pop
Tiny Pop 2011 logo.png
Launched 27 July 2004
Owned by Sony Pictures Television
Picture format 16:9/4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Audience share 0.30%
0.03% (+1) (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Replaced Pop Plus
Pop Max (Tiny Pop + 1 Only)
Sister channel(s) Chart Show Hits
Chart Show TV
Flava
Kix
Movies4Men
Pop
Scuzz
Animax
Sony Channel
Sony Movie Channel
Starz TV
True Crime
True Entertainment
True Movies
The Vault
Website Tinypop.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Channel 126
Satellite
Freesat Channel 605
Channel 609 (+1)
Sky Channel 617
Channel 625 (+1)
Eutelsat 28A 11307 V 27500 2/3
11307 V 27500 2/3 (+1)
Cable
WightFibre Channel 104
Virgin Media Channel 737
Streaming media
FilmOn Internet Protocol Television
Sky Go Watch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

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 7 and under .[1] The station broadcasts principally animated content sourced from various distributors.

History[edit]

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-2000s (decade), 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.

Tiny Pop initially broadcast on satellite TV - Sky (now channel 617) from the channel's launch, and Freesat (channel 605) from the launch of the platform in 2008.

On 11 October 2007, Tiny Pop was launched on Virgin Media, along with its sister channel Pop. Pop was removed in 2011, but was brought back on August 25th 2016 . The station has also been made available over other cable systems.

On 14 July 2016, Tiny Pop +1 was replaced by Pop Max. The channel airs full series of various shows from POP. Pop Max closed on 1st December 2016, and reverted to Tiny Pop +1, the stations timeshift service.

Freeview[edit]

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 7 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. Also sister channel Pop shown Tiny Pop programmes on their channel, until February 2015.

Programmes[edit]

Some of the programmes that air are sourced from the likes of Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Beyond Television Productions, Cake Entertainment, DreamWorks Classics, Jetpack Distribution, 9 Story Media Group, Hasbro Studios, DHX Media, HIT Entertainment, m4e AG, Nelvana, Studio 100, Splash Entertainment, Tremendous Entertainment Group and The Jim Henson Company.

Current programmes[edit]

The programmes currently running are as follows:

Former programmes[edit]

Tiny Pop Through the Night[edit]

A late-night schedule follows, consisting of a show running back-to-back. It runs 12:00am until 6:00am The block is entitled as Tiny Pop Through The Night.

Tiny Pop Through the Night programming[edit]

The programmes currently running, according to Tiny Pop's website, are as follows:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiny Pop". CSC Media Group. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.tinypop.com/schedule

External links[edit]