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|Launched||November 1, 2005|
In November 2000, Astral Media, through its subsidiary Astral Télé Réseaux inc., was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Cinémania, described as "a national French-language Category 2 pay television service including a diverse selection of popular Canadian and international general-interest feature-length repertory fiction movies."
The channel was launched on November 1, 2005 as Cinépop (stylized as cinépop until 2008) focusing on feature films from the 1950s to the present.
In November 2008, Cinépop introduced a new look including a new logo and on-screen graphics.
On March 4, 2013, the Competition Bureau approved the takeover of Astral Media by Bell Media. Bell filed a new application for the proposed takeover with the CRTC on March 6, 2013; the CRTC approved the merger on June 27, 2013, and was completed on July 5.
On January 21, 2020, Cinépop's sister channel's platform, Super Écran Go, which Cinépop shared its TV Everywhere features with, has been decommissioned after Super Écran has been added as an addon on the Crave streaming platform. Cinépop's video on demand and TV Everywhere features remains on the television providers' platforms.
|2005–2008||2008–2016||HD logo from 2011 to 2016||2016–present|
- Decision CRTC 2000-499 CRTC 2000-12-14
- Astral Media Launches 'cinépop' Archived 2012-05-10 at the Wayback Machine Broadcaster Magazine 2005-11-01
- Cinépop présente les classiques d'hier à l'affiche aujourd'hui en haute définition, Astral.com 2011-01-13 (in French)
- BCE takeover of Astral OK’d by Competition Bureau[permanent dead link], The Montreal Gazette (via The Canadian Press), March 4, 2013.
- Astral and Bell Comment on New Acquisition Application to CRTC Archived 2015-10-02 at the Wayback Machine, Broadcaster Magazine, March 6, 2013.
- CRTC approves Bell-Astral merger, CBC News, June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
- Official website (in French)