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, Extra, 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
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 Africa

Genre: Comedy, Music, Reality Competition
Channel: MTV Africa, MTV Base, e.tv
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

MTV VJ Search: back! - with online and four city auditions

24 May 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Casting Calls
Wanna be the new face of MTV Base? Here's what to do...


2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominees

10 Apr 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards
Trevor Noah takes on Ellen, RuPaul and John Oliver in the first edition of the much improved ceremony.


MTV adds TV to The MTV Movie Awards (eventually!)

16 Mar 2017 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
It's taken them 25 years but eventually MTV has their finger on the pulse.


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