A new cycle of SIC expansion started in 2001, with the development of new areas of activity. This expansion cycle enabled SIC, in addition to its main channel, to include various thematic channels – SIC Notícias (substituting the existing CNL, 60% held by SIC at launch) and SIC Radical, and interests covering multimedia, merchandising and technical services (GMTS). On the world wide web, SIC Online is launched.