|Launched||September 4, 2001|
|Owned by||Corus Entertainment|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Global News: BC 1
|Bell TV||Channel 636 (SD)|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 176 (HD)|
|Available on most cable systems||Channel slots vary on each provider|
|Bell Aliant Fibe TV||Channel 268 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 636 (SD)|
|Bell MTS||Channel 233 (SD)|
|Optik TV||Channel 9506 (SD)|
Channel 506 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 136 (SD)|
|VMedia||Channel 293 (SD)|
|Zazeen||Channel 123 (SD)|
In November 2000, Global Television Network Inc. (then owned by Canwest) was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service called Pop TV, described as "featuring classic programs from the beginnings of television. Programming will explore vintage television and the cultural impact of television on our society by providing a window on television history."
The channel was launched in September 2001 as DejaView.
After DejaView's parent company, Canwest, filed for creditor protection in October 2009, Shaw Communications subsequently completed a purchase and took over the assets of Canwest's broadcasting arm on October 27, 2010, which was announced in February of that year, and renamed the company Shaw Media.
Throughout the channel's existence, it has primarily aired sitcoms and television dramas from the United States and Canada, however, other genres of programs have aired including game shows, reality television, and lifestyle series.
- Decision CRTC 2000-567 CRTC 2000-12-14
- "Digital channels struggling at start of third year on cable and satellite TV". Sympatico.ca. August 2003.
- Clark, Andrew (October 6, 2009). "Canwest Global Communications files for bankruptcy protection". The Guardian. England. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
- Shaw Completes Purchase of Canwest Broadcasting Assets Marketwire press release 2010-10-10
- Shaw moves for Canwest control, CBC.ca, 2010-02-12