The puzzling news that Tiny Pop is coming to Freeview

COMMENT A number of media websites including Broadcast, C21 Media and Digital TV Europe are carrying the Sony Pictures Television press release that children's channel Tiny Pop is coming to Freeview from January...

...according to the release "The channel will go live on January 7, 2015, on Freeview channel 126."

The press release is puzzling, because as regular a516digital readers will know, Tiny Pop already appeared on Freeview channel 126 in October, where it currently broadcasts from 3pm to 7pm everyday. We reported the development on the 23rd October, when a516digital readers spotted on-air trailers advertising the channel's Freeview launch.

At least the reports confirm that the channel is here to stay on Freeview, providing the long awaited extra choice for children, who until recently have only had BBC or ITV children's services to choose from. Sister channel POP, for older children, is distributed on Freeview channel 125, but is only available in local TV coverage areas .
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  1. Perhaps it is going full time, or at least extended hours?

    1. This is a distinct possibility. But odd to be publishing a press release with that wording.

      Just to add: Contrary to some media reports linked to above, Tiny POP has been on Freesat since the platform's launch in 2008.


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