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Pop Max
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Picture format 576i SDTV
Timeshift service Pop Max +1
Owner Sony Pictures Television
Sister channels Pop
Tiny Pop
Sony Channel
Sony Movies
Sony Movies Action
Sony Movies Classic
Launched 19 May 2008; 14 years ago (19 May 2008)
Replaced Pop +1
Former names Kix! (2008-14)
Kix (2014-17)
Freeview Channel 208
Freesat Channel 604
Sky Channel 620
Channel 621 (+1)
Astra 2F
11306 V 27500 5/6
11306 V 27500 5/6 (+1)
Streaming media
FilmOn Internet Protocol Television

Pop Max (formerly Kix! and then Kix) is a free-to-air children's television channel in the United Kingdom, owned by Sony Pictures Television. As of June 2014, it broadcasts cartoons, sci-fi, action and adventure series on Sky and Freesat. Its target audience is 7 to 12-year-old boys.

Kix Power and Kix +1

In July 2013, Kix received Kix Power, which replaced Pop Girl +1 on Sky. Kix Power broadcast only Power Rangers. Kix Power was replaced by a Kix +1 service in October 2013, and this timeshift ran through October to November 2013. Kix Power was then reintroduced in November 2013 for a second run, to operate in the run-up to December 2013, with Kix +1 resuming at the start of January 2014. Kix Power returned again, replacing Kix +1, on an ad hoc basis around major school holiday periods.

In April 2014, Kix +1 relaunched this time as Kix +. In July 2014, Kix + was closed down and replaced with Pop +1, which closed in 2008 and was replaced with Kix. In October 2014, Kix was rebranded as Kix Power for the October half-term. In October 2015, Kix +1 relaunched, replacing Pop Girl. In June 2016, Kix +1 was removed from Freesat and was replaced with Pop +1. In December 2016, Kix Power launched on Virgin Media.

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