Tiny Pop

Tiny Pop (styled as tiny POP) is a British free-to-air children's television channel in the United Kingdom, owned by Narrative Entertainment UK Limited.[1] Broadcast on many of the major digital television platforms in the UK, Tiny Pop, which was launched on 8 September 2003 as Pop Plus, and shows, its target audience is children aged 7 and under.[2] The station broadcasts principally animated content sourced from various distributors.

Tiny Pop
Tiny Pop logo since 3 September 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
Picture format576i 16:9 SDTV
Timeshift serviceTiny Pop +1
Sister channels
Launched8 September 2003 (8 September 2003)
Former namesPop Plus (2003–2004)
See separate section
Tiny Pop +1 logo since 3 September 2018


As Pop Plus

The channel began on 8 September 2003 as Pop Plus (stylized on-screen as p⊕p), a secondary service to Pop.[3] The channel was licensed to air animation and music, it operated the same broadcast hours as its sister channel (6am to 8pm at the time; Pop later expanded to its current 24-hour service) and was not a direct timeshift of its sibling, instead offering an alternative mix of the channel's content. (At one point the arrangement was that whilst Pop was showing music Pop Plus would show cartoons, and vice versa, but this was not always the case).

As Tiny Pop

On 27 July 2004, it was relaunched as Tiny Pop, which allowed the main Pop to refocus on slightly older children and reduce its use of preschooler shows.

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 three new hosts, Molly, Leo and Pip (who are also monkeys).

Tiny Pop initially broadcast on satellite TV – Sky (channel 615) 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 25 August 2016. The station has also been made available over other cable systems.

On 14 July 2016, Tiny Pop +1 was temporarily replaced by Pop Max. The channel aired back-to-back episodes of a show from Pop. Tiny Pop +1 returned on 1 December 2016. The channel ran a second time from 9 February 2017 to 25 April 2017.

On 3 September 2018, Tiny Pop unveiled a new logo after seven years in use.





  • Freesat (UK): Channel 605 (SD) and Manual (+1)
  • Sky (UK) and Sky (Ireland): Channel 615 (SD) and Channel 618 (+1)


  • Freeview (UK): Channel 207 (SD) and Channel 208 (Pop Player)


Current programming

Upcoming programming

  • Billy, The Cowboy Hamster[24]

Former programming

Programming segments

  • Wakey Wakey – an early morning segment which currently starts at 6am after the channel's 'through the night' back to back programming ends.
  • Play Time – afternoon segment
  • Cuddle Time – evening programming segment which starts at 6pm. It is shown until late at night/midnight and is designed to help children get ready for bed.


On 23 October 2014, Tiny Pop was launched on Freeview, running daily from 3 pm to 7 pm in a slot timeshared with the Community Channel. On 7 January 2015, Tiny Pop was launched fully on DTT and as from 15 March 2017, is now broadcast 24 hours a day on Freeview. Round-the-clock service continues on satellite and cable.

Prior to January 2015, the channel had broadcast billed programmes from 06:00 to 22:30, teleshopping content from 22:30 to 01:30, and a 'Through the Night' programming block from 01:30 to 06:00. From 1 January 2015, the schedule changed to run billed content from 06:00 to 00:00, 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. Sister channel Pop also showed Tiny Pop programmes until February 2015.

On 15 March 2017, Tiny Pop changed its service on Freeview, moving to the Local Television multiplexes across the UK, meaning that the channel is only available on Freeview where a local television service (e.g. Local TV Cardiff) is broadcast.[26]

Former Logos


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  14. "Netflix, Spin Master's Mighty Express lays down tracks in Europe, NA".
  15. "Mighty Express".
  16. "Molang to make Tiny POP debut in the UK". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  17. "New international sales for Chinese animated series Kung Fu Wa!". Retrieved 29 April 2022.
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  20. "U.K.'s Tiny Pop to Feature 'PJ Masks'". License Global. 25 January 2017. Archived from the original on 23 August 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  21. "Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City Heads to the U.K." March 2022.
  22. "Super Wings to remain onboard with Tiny Pop". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  23. "New shows and episodes coming to Tiny Pop & Pop this spring!". 28 February 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  24. "Dandelooo inks deal with UK-based TV channel Tiny Pop for 'Billy the Cowboy Hamster'".
  25. "Sony brings Tiny Pop to Freeview in the UK". Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  26. "Tiny Pop available on Local Freeview channel 126". TinyPop.com. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
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