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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

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


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.


#YouGotGot

Genre: Comedy, Reality, Hidden Camera, Prank Show
Channel: MTV Africa, MTV Base
Summary: Hidden camera show in which a crew of pranksters attempt to frighten and fool members of the public and celebs with a variety of set up scenarios.
Starring: Tol A$$ Mo


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 25 May

25 May 2021 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Africa Day Concert 2021 airs on MTV Base and Deadliest Catch launches a new season on Discovery.


2021 SAFTAs - ALL the nominees

29 Apr 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards | 4 comments
How to Ruin Christmas headlines with 13 nods, Legacy and The River follow with 12 and Katlego Maboe comes out of hiding as Best Presenter.


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09 Nov 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards
The only logical thing about these awards is Master KG's win. The rest is as annoying as Trump's desperation.



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