MuchMoreRetro


MuchMoreRetro
MuchMoreRetro
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Launched September 4, 2003
Owned by Bell Media
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website MuchMoreRetro
Availability
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
IPTV
Bell Aliant TV Channel 219
MTS Channel 315
Optik TV Channel 257
SaskTel Channel 153

MuchMoreRetro is a Canadian English language Category B music video specialty channel owned by Bell Media. MuchMoreRetro is a commercial-free service that broadcasts music videos from the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.

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History

In November 2000, CHUM Limited was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a national English language Category 2 specialty television service called MuchMore ClassicVideo, described as "consisting of classic (songs more than five years old) music videos and related programs, including music and pop news or commentaries, interviews, concerts, profiles and specials, as well as music-related feature films and series or programs."[1]

The channel launched on September 4, 2003 as a commercial-free service under the name MuchMoreRetro,[2] a spin-off of the CHUM-owned channel, then known as MuchMoreMusic.

In July 2006, Bell Globemedia (later called CTVglobemedia) announced that it would purchase CHUM for an estimated $1.7 billion CAD, included in the sale was MuchMoreRetro.[3] The sale was subject to CRTC approval and was approved in June 2007,[4] with the transaction completed on June 22, 2007.

After the channel's initial launch in 2003, it began to introduce commercials throughout its schedule until August 31, 2009 when the channel, along with the other CTVglobemedia-owned digital music channels, switched back to a commercial-free format.[5]

On September 10, 2010, BCE (a minority shareholder in CTVglobemedia) announced that it planned to acquire 100% interest in CTVglobemedia for a total debt and equity transaction cost of $3.2 billion CAD.[6] The deal which required CRTC approval, was approved on March 7, 2011[7] and closed on April 1 of that year, on which CTVglobemedia was rebranded Bell Media.[8]

The first 10 music videos to air on MuchMoreRetro

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