Pop Max facts for kids
|Picture format||16:9 576i SDTV|
|Timeshift service||Pop Max +1|
|Owner||Sony Pictures Television|
Sony Movies Action
Sony Movies Classic
|Launched||19 May 2008|
|Former names||Kix! (2008-14)
Channel 621 (+1)
|11306 V 27500 5/6
11306 V 27500 5/6 (+1)
|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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