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Planet Pop withdrawn from Freesat

Music channel Planet Pop has been suddenly withdrawn from the Freesat channel line-up today. The channel, which replaced Massive R'n'B in March 2013 was available on Freesat channel 511.

At the time of publication, the channel's social media accounts still refer to distribution via Freesat, but both Twitter and Facebook accounts have not been updated for several weeks.

No further information about the change is known. Freesat says the withdrawal was at the broadcaster's request.

Planet Pop was launched in March 2013 by All Around the World Productions (AATW) as a sister channel to Clubland TV, which still remains on Freesat. Stablemate Channel AKA was pulled from Freesat in April 2013.

The channel is still broadcasting on Sky channel 370, and can still be accessed on Freesat boxes in non-Freesat mode, using the following parameters:

Planet Pop
Astra 2F
Broadcast standard
Symbol Rate

Alternatively, planet Pop is also still being streamed via the TVPlayer mobile app and online at

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See also:
Freesat channel list 


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