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TVGN would finally drop the scrolling listings in 2014 in time to adopt its current branding, Pop, that September. The new branding would shift its focus towards "celebrating fandom", with one of its inaugural original programs being a reality show about Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock.In addition to more reruns from the CBS libraries, Pop would also air general entertainment programming, such as Creator/{{CBC}} comedy ''Series/SchittsCreek'', and ProfessionalWrestling from the LasVegas-based promotion Paragon in 2015 and national promotion Wrestling/ImpactWrestling from 2016-2019. [[note]]It was during their run on Pop when Toronto-based Anthem Sports and Entertainment acquired a majority interest in what was then known as Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling in January 2017, subsequently adopting their current name later in March, followed by an aborted merger with Global Force Wrestling that summer. Two years later, ''Impact'''s weekly show would move to Pursuit Channel (Which was majority-owned by Anthem) and Website/{{Twitch}} in January 2019.[[/note]] ''Schitt's Creek'' in particular would become the arguable flagship show and its acclaim would help drive audiences to the fledgling network. Pop also became notable in 2019 for being the first traditional terrestrial network to pick up a series that began on a streaming platform (''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'' from Creator/{{Netflix}}).

CBS would acquire full ownership of Pop in 2019, as Lionsgate shifts its focus towards its core film business and Creator/{{Starz}}. News and press releases indicate plans for CBS to lean into more comedy programming and to leverage its library programming. Most recently, it was announced that next-day reruns of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' would air exclusively on Pop.

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TVGN would finally drop the scrolling listings permanently in late 2014 in time to adopt its current branding, Pop, that September.in January 2015. The new branding would shift its focus towards "celebrating fandom", with one of its inaugural original programs being a reality show about Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock.In addition to more reruns from the CBS libraries, Pop would also air general entertainment programming, such as Creator/{{CBC}} comedy ''Series/SchittsCreek'', and ProfessionalWrestling from the LasVegas-based promotion Paragon in 2015 and national promotion Wrestling/ImpactWrestling from 2016-2019. [[note]]It was during their run on Pop when Toronto-based Anthem Sports and Entertainment acquired a majority interest in what was then known as Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling in January 2017, subsequently adopting their current name later in March, followed by an aborted merger with Global Force Wrestling that summer. Two years later, ''Impact'''s weekly show would move to Pursuit Channel (Which was (which is majority-owned by Anthem) and Website/{{Twitch}} in January 2019.[[/note]] ''Schitt's Creek'' in particular would become the arguable flagship show and its acclaim would help drive audiences to the fledgling network. Pop also became notable in 2019 for being the first traditional terrestrial network to pick up a series that began on a streaming platform (''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'' from Creator/{{Netflix}}).

CBS would acquire full ownership of Pop in 2019, as Lionsgate shifts shifted its focus towards its core film business and Creator/{{Starz}}. News and press releases indicate plans for CBS to lean into more comedy programming and to leverage its library programming. Most recently, it was announced that next-day reruns of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' would air exclusively on Pop.


The channel's origins date back to 1981, when the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based United Video Satellite Group began offering what was simply called the "Electronic Programming Guide" to cable companies. It was a simple thing: a computer (an Atari 130XE with EPROM chips in some cases, an [[UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} Amiga 1000]] running off a diskette in others) located at the cable headend/office would be fed listings information from a central mainframe at the UVSG offices in Tulsa via a C-band satellite feed. The computer would disseminate the info and display it as pertaining to the local cable lineup. Text ads (programmed in locally) would occasionally appear, and most often a local radio station would play underneath. In 1988, UVSG decided to start using Amigas exclusively and launched a national service dubbed the ''Prevue Guide''. Now, the listings took up the bottom half of the screen, with the top displaying promos for shows on other networks, pay-per-view films, services offered by the cable company, and Prevue-produced segments such as "Prevue Tonight". 1991 saw the launch of ''Sneak Prevue'', which focused exclusively on PPV movies and events, utilizing the same general setup as Prevue (C-band feed and an Amiga), only with the addition of [[UsefulNotes/LaserDisc [=LaserDiscs=]]] to play movie trailers from.

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The channel's origins date back to 1981, when the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based United Video Satellite Group (distributors of [[Creator/WGNAmerica the WGN-TV satellite feed]]) began offering what was simply called the "Electronic Programming Guide" to cable companies. It was a simple thing: a computer (an Atari 130XE with EPROM chips in some cases, an [[UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} Amiga 1000]] running off a diskette in others) located at the cable headend/office would be fed listings information from a central mainframe at the UVSG offices in Tulsa via a C-band satellite feed. The computer would disseminate the info and display it as pertaining to the local cable lineup. Text ads (programmed in locally) would occasionally appear, and most often a local radio station would play underneath. In 1988, UVSG decided to start using Amigas exclusively and launched a national service dubbed the ''Prevue Guide''. Now, the listings took up the bottom half of the screen, with the top displaying promos for shows on other networks, pay-per-view films, services offered by the cable company, and Prevue-produced segments such as "Prevue Tonight". 1991 saw the launch of ''Sneak Prevue'', which focused exclusively on PPV movies and events, utilizing the same general setup as Prevue (C-band feed and an Amiga), only with the addition of [[UsefulNotes/LaserDisc [=LaserDiscs=]]] to play movie trailers from.


Pop is an American cable/satellite network owned by [[Creator/ViacomCBS]] that focuses mainly on pop culture, fandom, and NostalgiaFilter programming.

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Pop is an American cable/satellite network owned by [[Creator/ViacomCBS]] Creator/ViacomCBS that focuses mainly on pop culture, fandom, and NostalgiaFilter programming.


Pop is an American cable/satellite network owned by [[Creator/{{Viacom}} ViacomCBS]] that focuses mainly on pop culture, fandom, and NostalgiaFilter programming.

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Pop is an American cable/satellite network owned by [[Creator/{{Viacom}} ViacomCBS]] [[Creator/ViacomCBS]] that focuses mainly on pop culture, fandom, and NostalgiaFilter programming.


CBS would acquire full ownership of Pop in 2019, as Lionsgate shifts its focus towards its core film business and Creator/{{Starz}}. News and press releases indicate plans for CBS to lean into more comedy programming and to leverage its library programming.

To this day, there exists an enthusiast community of Prevue fans who attempt to salvage as much of the old Amiga hardware and software as possible; their forum is located [[http://ariweinstein.com/prevue/ here]], and the Creator/OddityArchive has created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7_rIIldu8w a video on the subject]].

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CBS would acquire full ownership of Pop in 2019, as Lionsgate shifts its focus towards its core film business and Creator/{{Starz}}. News and press releases indicate plans for CBS to lean into more comedy programming and to leverage its library programming.

programming. Most recently, it was announced that next-day reruns of ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' would air exclusively on Pop.

To this day, there exists an enthusiast community of Prevue fans who attempt to salvage as much of the old Amiga hardware and software as possible; their forum is located [[http://ariweinstein.com/prevue/ here]], and the Creator/OddityArchive WebVideo/OddityArchive has created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7_rIIldu8w a video on the subject]].

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TVGN would finally drop the scrolling listings in 2014 in time to adopt its current branding, Pop, that September. The new branding would shift its focus towards "celebrating fandom", with one of its inaugural original programs being a reality show about Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock.In addition to more reruns from the CBS libraries, Pop would also air general entertainment programming, such as Creator/{{CBC}} comedy ''Series/SchittsCreek'', and ProfessionalWrestling from the LasVegas-based promotion Paragon in 2015 and national promotion Wrestling/ImpactWrestling from 2016-2019. [[note]]It was during their run on Pop when Toronto-based Anthem Sports and Entertainment acquired a majority interest in what was then known as Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling in January 2017, subsequently adopting their current name later in March, followed by an aborted merger with Global Force Wrestling that summer. Two years later, ''Impact'''s weekly show would move to Pursuit Channel (Which was majority-owned by Anthem) and Website/{{Twitch}} in January 2019.[[/note]] ''Schitt's Creek'' in particular would become the arguable flagship show and its acclaim would help drive audiences to the fledgling network.

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TVGN would finally drop the scrolling listings in 2014 in time to adopt its current branding, Pop, that September. The new branding would shift its focus towards "celebrating fandom", with one of its inaugural original programs being a reality show about Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock.In addition to more reruns from the CBS libraries, Pop would also air general entertainment programming, such as Creator/{{CBC}} comedy ''Series/SchittsCreek'', and ProfessionalWrestling from the LasVegas-based promotion Paragon in 2015 and national promotion Wrestling/ImpactWrestling from 2016-2019. [[note]]It was during their run on Pop when Toronto-based Anthem Sports and Entertainment acquired a majority interest in what was then known as Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling in January 2017, subsequently adopting their current name later in March, followed by an aborted merger with Global Force Wrestling that summer. Two years later, ''Impact'''s weekly show would move to Pursuit Channel (Which was majority-owned by Anthem) and Website/{{Twitch}} in January 2019.[[/note]] ''Schitt's Creek'' in particular would become the arguable flagship show and its acclaim would help drive audiences to the fledgling network.
network. Pop also became notable in 2019 for being the first traditional terrestrial network to pick up a series that began on a streaming platform (''Series/{{One Day at a Time|2017}}'' from Creator/{{Netflix}}).


Pop is an American cable/satellite network owned by [[Creator/{{CBS}} CBS Corporation]] that focuses mainly on pop culture, fandom, and NostalgiaFilter programming.

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Pop is an American cable/satellite network owned by [[Creator/{{CBS}} CBS Corporation]] [[Creator/{{Viacom}} ViacomCBS]] that focuses mainly on pop culture, fandom, and NostalgiaFilter programming.


!!Early History



TVGN would finally drop the scrolling listings in 2014 in time to adopt its current branding, Pop, that September. The new branding would shift its focus towards "celebrating fandom", with one of its inaugural original programs being a reality show about Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock. In addition to more reruns from the CBS libraries, Pop would also air general entertainment programming, such as Creator/{{CBC}} comedy ''Series/SchittsCreek'', and ProfessionalWrestling from the LasVegas-based promotion Paragon in 2015 and national promotion Wrestling/ImpactWrestling from 2016-2019. [[note]]It was during their run on Pop when Toronto-based Anthem Sports and Entertainment acquired a majority interest in Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling in January 2017, subsequently adopting their current name later in March, followed by an aborted merger with Global Force Wrestling that summer. Two years later, ''Impact'''s weekly show would move to Pursuit Channel (Which was majority owned by Anthem) and Website/{{Twitch}} in January 2019.[[/note]] ''Schitt's Creek'' in particular would become the arguable flagship show and its acclaim would help drive audiences to the fledgling network.

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!!As Pop
TVGN would finally drop the scrolling listings in 2014 in time to adopt its current branding, Pop, that September. The new branding would shift its focus towards "celebrating fandom", with one of its inaugural original programs being a reality show about Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock. In addition to more reruns from the CBS libraries, Pop would also air general entertainment programming, such as Creator/{{CBC}} comedy ''Series/SchittsCreek'', and ProfessionalWrestling from the LasVegas-based promotion Paragon in 2015 and national promotion Wrestling/ImpactWrestling from 2016-2019. [[note]]It was during their run on Pop when Toronto-based Anthem Sports and Entertainment acquired a majority interest in what was then known as Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling in January 2017, subsequently adopting their current name later in March, followed by an aborted merger with Global Force Wrestling that summer. Two years later, ''Impact'''s weekly show would move to Pursuit Channel (Which was majority owned majority-owned by Anthem) and Website/{{Twitch}} in January 2019.[[/note]] ''Schitt's Creek'' in particular would become the arguable flagship show and its acclaim would help drive audiences to the fledgling network.



Despite the network's metamorphosis, there exists an enthusiast community of Prevue fans who attempt to salvage as much of the old Amiga hardware and software as possible; their forum is located [[http://ariweinstein.com/prevue/ here]], and the Creator/OddityArchive has created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7_rIIldu8w a video on the subject]].

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Despite the network's metamorphosis, To this day, there exists an enthusiast community of Prevue fans who attempt to salvage as much of the old Amiga hardware and software as possible; their forum is located [[http://ariweinstein.com/prevue/ here]], and the Creator/OddityArchive has created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7_rIIldu8w a video on the subject]].

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Despite the network's metamorphosis, there exists an enthusiast community of Prevue fans who attempt to salvage as much of the old Amiga hardware and software as possible; their forum is located [[http://ariweinstein.com/prevue/ here]], and the Creator/OddityArchive has created [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7_rIIldu8w a video on the subject]].


The channel's origins date back to 1981, when the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based United Video Satellite Group began offering what was simply called the "Electronic Programming Guide" to cable companies. It was a simple thing: a computer (an Atari 130XE with EPROM chips in some cases, an [[UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} Amiga 1000]] in others) would be fed listings information from a central mainframe at the UVSG offices in Tulsa via a c-band satellite feed. The computer would disseminate the info and display it as pertaining to the local cable lineup. Text ads (programmed in locally) would occasionally appear, and most often a local radio station would play underneath. In 1988, UVSG decided to start using Amigas exclusively and launched a national service dubbed the ''Prevue Guide''. Now, the listings took up the bottom half of the screen, with the top displaying promos for shows on other networks, pay-per-view films, services offered by the cable company, and Prevue-produced segments such as "Prevue Tonight". 1991 saw the launch of ''Sneak Prevue'', which focused exclusively on PPV movies and events, utilizing the same general setup as Prevue (C-band feed and an Amiga), only with the addition of [[UsefulNotes/LaserDisc [=LaserDiscs=] to play movie trailers from.

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The channel's origins date back to 1981, when the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based United Video Satellite Group began offering what was simply called the "Electronic Programming Guide" to cable companies. It was a simple thing: a computer (an Atari 130XE with EPROM chips in some cases, an [[UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} Amiga 1000]] running off a diskette in others) located at the cable headend/office would be fed listings information from a central mainframe at the UVSG offices in Tulsa via a c-band C-band satellite feed. The computer would disseminate the info and display it as pertaining to the local cable lineup. Text ads (programmed in locally) would occasionally appear, and most often a local radio station would play underneath. In 1988, UVSG decided to start using Amigas exclusively and launched a national service dubbed the ''Prevue Guide''. Now, the listings took up the bottom half of the screen, with the top displaying promos for shows on other networks, pay-per-view films, services offered by the cable company, and Prevue-produced segments such as "Prevue Tonight". 1991 saw the launch of ''Sneak Prevue'', which focused exclusively on PPV movies and events, utilizing the same general setup as Prevue (C-band feed and an Amiga), only with the addition of [[UsefulNotes/LaserDisc [=LaserDiscs=] [=LaserDiscs=]]] to play movie trailers from.


The channel's origins date back to 1981, when the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based United Video Satellite Group began offering what was simply called the "Electronic Programming Guide" to cable companies. It was a simple thing: a computer (an Atari 130XE with EPROM chips in some cases, an [[UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} Amiga 1000]] in others) would be fed listings information from a central mainframe at the UVSG offices in Tulsa via a c-band satellite feed. The computer would disseminate the info and display it as pertaining to the local cable lineup. Text ads (programmed in locally) would occasionally appear, and most often a local radio station would play underneath. In 1988, UVSG decided to start using Amigas exclusively and launched a national service dubbed the ''Prevue Guide''. Now, the listings took up the bottom half of the screen, with the top displaying promos for shows on other networks, pay-per-view films, services offered by the cable company, and Prevue-produced segments such as "Prevue Tonight". 1991 saw the launch of ''Sneak Prevue'', which focused exclusively on PPV movies and events, utilizing the same general setup as Prevue (C-band feed and an Amiga), only with the addition of UsefulNotes/LaserDiscs to play movie trailers from.

1993 saw another technical upgrade, this time to the Amiga 2000, and a rebrand to the ''Prevue Channel''. As the decade wore on, however, the Amiga-based infrstructure was in dire need of replacement (Amigas were crash-prone, frequently leaving viewers with a "Guru Meditation" error on the screen; after Commodore went bust in 1994, Prevue had to start salvaging from second-hand models to keep the current ones running). Meanwhile, UVSG was bought out by Gemstar International, inventors of VCR Plus and owners of ''TV Guide'' magazine, in 1998. This resulted in a rebrand to ''TV Guide Channel'' in 1999; shortly afterwards, the Amigas were phased out in favor of custom built Windows NT units.

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The channel's origins date back to 1981, when the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based United Video Satellite Group began offering what was simply called the "Electronic Programming Guide" to cable companies. It was a simple thing: a computer (an Atari 130XE with EPROM chips in some cases, an [[UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} Amiga 1000]] in others) would be fed listings information from a central mainframe at the UVSG offices in Tulsa via a c-band satellite feed. The computer would disseminate the info and display it as pertaining to the local cable lineup. Text ads (programmed in locally) would occasionally appear, and most often a local radio station would play underneath. In 1988, UVSG decided to start using Amigas exclusively and launched a national service dubbed the ''Prevue Guide''. Now, the listings took up the bottom half of the screen, with the top displaying promos for shows on other networks, pay-per-view films, services offered by the cable company, and Prevue-produced segments such as "Prevue Tonight". 1991 saw the launch of ''Sneak Prevue'', which focused exclusively on PPV movies and events, utilizing the same general setup as Prevue (C-band feed and an Amiga), only with the addition of UsefulNotes/LaserDiscs [[UsefulNotes/LaserDisc [=LaserDiscs=] to play movie trailers from.

1993 saw another technical upgrade, this time to the Amiga 2000, and a rebrand to the ''Prevue Channel''. As the decade wore on, however, the Amiga-based infrstructure infrastructure was in dire need of replacement (Amigas were crash-prone, frequently leaving viewers with a "Guru Meditation" error on the screen; after Commodore went bust in 1994, Prevue had to start salvaging from second-hand models to keep the current ones running). Meanwhile, UVSG was bought out by Gemstar International, inventors of VCR Plus and owners of ''TV Guide'' magazine, in 1998. This resulted in a rebrand to ''TV Guide Channel'' in 1999; shortly afterwards, the Amigas were phased out in favor of custom built Windows NT units.

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