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MTV Base

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 22 Feb 2005
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About

MTV Base is a 24-hour music and general entertainment channel from Viacom International Media Networks Europe. The channel focuses primarily on music from the world of R'n'B, hiphop, reggae, soul and urban.

The MTV Base brand first launched in the United Kingdom and in Ireland on July 1, 1999, later launching in other European territories such as the Netherlands and Germany. MTV Base Africa launched in February 2005 throughout the African continent and MTV Base in French-speaking territories launched on December 21, 2007.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 322
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact

PICTURE FORMAT

16:9, 576i (SDTV)

ABOUT

MTV base is a 24-hour English language music television channel reaching 48.5 million African viewers in 10.5 million households in 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. MTV base is available across Africa on satellite (pay-TV) on DStv and GTV (pan-Africa) and on terrestrial television on partner stations TV3 (Ghana), NTV (Kenya), Silverbird TV (Nigeria), Hi TV (Nigeria) and NTV (Uganda).

Targeted at mass African youth, MTV base is MTV's first bespoke channel for the African market and features the continent's broadest mix of contemporary artists and music genres.

Launched on 22 February 2005, MTV base combines African and international music genres relevant to young African viewers including R'n'B, dancehall, hip-hop, kwaito, hip life, reggae, zouk, m'balax and Afrobeat, celebrating the cultural vibrancy and creativity of African music and artists.

MTV Networks Africa operates through MTV Networks Europe (a partnership between MTV Networks Europe Inc and Viacom Networks Europe Inc).


Latest Updated Shows

MTV Shuga

Genre: Drama, Education
Channel: MTV Base, FX Africa, Top One, eKasi+, e.tv, BET International, SABC1, StarTimes One, MTV Africa, eExtra, BET Africa
Summary: Drama designed to empower and motivate youth and young adults to modify their sexual behaviour and to embrace positive HIV prevention strategies.


Lip Sync Battle

Genre: Comedy, Music, Reality Competition
Channel: MTV Africa, e.tv, eKasi+, MTV Base, SABC1
Summary: Each week two celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances chosen from a range of songs, with the studio audience deciding the winner.
Starring: LL Cool J, Chrissy Teigen


Lip Sync Battle Africa

Genre: Comedy, Music, Reality Competition
Channel: MTV Africa, MTV Base, e.tv, eExtra
Summary: Comedy reality competition based on the American version in which celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances of famous music videos.
Starring: Pearl Thusi, D'banj, Denrele Edun


Latest Articles

Your quick guide to MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon's March shake-up

26 Feb 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
DStv Access gets MTV Base, VH1 Classic goes "poof!" and...


New on TV today: Tuesday 19 February

19 Feb 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
MTV Shuga heads Down South again, Stan fights evil on Sundance and Stacey Dooley investigates gypsy kids on BBC Brit.


New on TV today: Friday 25 January

25 Jan 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Gqom Nation returns to MTV Base, legal drama Bull debuts on Universal and the last season of New Girl starts on Vuzu.


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