To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Stingray Retro

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stingray Retro
Stingray Retro.png
Broadcast areaCanada
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerStingray Group
Sister channelsStingray Vibe
Stingray Loud
Stingray Juicebox
Stingray Country
LaunchedSeptember 4, 2003
Former namesMuchMoreRetro (2003–2013)

Stingray Retro is a Canadian pay television channel owned by the Stingray Group. The channel broadcasts music videos mainly from the 1970s to the early 2010s, with some music videos from the 1960s being played occasionally as well.


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]

MuchMoreRetro logo (2003-2013)
MuchMoreRetro logo (2003-2013)

The channel was launched on September 4, 2003 as a commercial-free service under the name MuchMoreRetro, a spin-off of MuchMoreMusic (which is owned by CHUM at the time).[2]

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, while the analogue cable music channels continue to run commercials during programs to this day.[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]

MuchRetro logo
MuchRetro logo

On November 1, 2013, after MuchMore was rebranded as M3 in September of that year, MuchMoreRetro was rebranded as MuchRetro—aligning itself with MuchMusic for the first time.

On June 21, 2016, it was announced that Stingray Digital would acquire MuchRetro and its sister networks from Bell Media.[9] The acquisition closed on September 16, 2016 with a plan to rebrand the channel as Stingray Retro.[10] On June 1, 2017, Stingray announced the completion of the rebranding process for all 4 channels (MuchRetro was rebranded Stingray Retro prior to June 1), which included new programming and a national promotional campaign.[11] Sometime in 2019, the channel switched back to an ad-supported service again, this time to match some of Stingray's radio stations with the matching format.

The first 10 music videos to air on the channel



  • 90s Pop on Top
  • Can't Top This
  • Daily Video Hits
  • Morning Flashback
  • My First Video
  • One-Hit Wonders
  • Please Rewind
  • Popcorn Time
  • Reloaded Club Hits
  • Retro Through Time
  • Retro Weekend
  • The Iconics


  • Cheesiest Videos
  • Retro Concerts
  • Retro @ The Movies


  1. ^ Decision CRTC 2000-516 CRTC 2000-12-14
  2. ^ The history of CHUM Globe and Mail article 2006-06-12
  3. ^ Bell Globemedia acquires CHUM; Fasken Martineau; 2006-07-12
  4. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-165; CRTC; 2007-06-08
  5. ^ More Music Videos as MuchVibe, MuchLOUD, MuchMoreRetro, and PunchMuch go commercial-free Channel Canada 2009-08-26
  6. ^ Bell Canada (2010-09-10). "Bell to acquire 100% of Canada's No.1 media company CTV". CNW Group. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  7. ^ CRTC approves BCE's purchase of CTVglobemedia
  8. ^ Bell completes acquisition of CTV, launches Bell Media business unit CNW 2011-04-01
  10. ^ Stingray Announces Closing of its Acquisition of Bell Media's Much Retro Specialty Television Channel, Stingray Digital, 09-16-16
  11. ^ Stingray Introduces a New Golden Age of Music TV with the Launch of Stingray Retro, Stingray Vibe, Stingray Loud, and Stingray Juicebox MarketWired press release 06 01 17

External links

This page was last edited on 9 March 2022, at 16:03
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.