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MTV

Broadcast on: International
Active from: 01 Aug 1981
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About

MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by the MTV Networks Music & Logo Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

Launched on 1 August, 1981, the original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys," or VJs. In its early years, MTV's main target demographic were young adults, but today, MTV's programming is primarily targeted at adolescents and teenagers in addition to young adults.

MTV has spawned numerous sister channels in the U.S. and affiliated channels internationally, some of which have gone independent. MTV's influence on its audience, including issues related to censorship and social activism, has been a subject of debate for years.

AVAILABILITY

United States

PICTURE FORMAT

1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)

SLOGAN

"I want my MTV"

ABOUT

With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.

With more than 60 channels seen in more than 600 million households worldwide, MTV is the world's largest television network and the leading multimedia brand dedicated to youth culture.


Latest Updated Shows

Teen Wolf

Genre: Drama, Teen Drama, Supernatural
Channel: Vuzu, SABC2, Netflix South Africa, M-Net Series Showcase, Vuzu Amp, M-Net City, 1Magic
Summary: Scott McCall, a high school student, gets bitten by a werewolf then attempts to maintain a normal life, while hiding from everyone his secret life.
Starring: Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien


Eye Candy

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: Vuzu Amp, Vuzu, M-Net City
Summary: Based on the novel of the same name by R.L. Stine, this thriller follows Lindy, a tech genius who goes on the hunt for a serial killer in New York.


Faking It

Genre: Comedy, Comedy-Drama
Channel: MTV Africa
Summary: Faking It is an American romantic comedy television series created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov and developed by Carter Covington about two best friends who love each other - in slightly different ways. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status.
Starring: Rita Volk, Katie Stevens, Gregg Sulkin


Latest Articles

2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: all the Unscripted winners

18 May 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards
Eccentricity and fun were aptly rewarded on Night 2 with a triple condragulations for RuPaul.


2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: all the Scripted category winners

17 May 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards | 1 comment
Spoiler alert! The winners from Night 1. They re-air tonight (17th) so don't click if you don't want to be a fortune teller.


2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards - all the scripted & unscripted (new!) nominees

20 Apr 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards
The latest on the awards that remind us to kiss.



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