Dedicated to music videos and other recorded performances of the eighties and nineties, MuchMoreRetro was yet another channel in the MuchMusic franchise to be spun off by CHUM Limited, and was launched in September 2003. The target audience was those who grew up watching their music on television.
A CRTC hearing on an application by CTVglobemedia to acquire the assets of CHUM Limited was held on April 30th 2007. Among the CHUM assets acquired by CTVglobemedia in the final approved deal were seven television stations, some 33 radio stations, and 21 specialty channels, including MuchMoreRetro.
In 2016, Stingray Digital purchased MuchRetro from Bell Media and the channel was renamed Stingray Retro.