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MTV (Music Television)
Launched August 1, 1981
Owned by MTV Networks (Viacom)
Sister channel(s) VH1, MTV2, MTV Tr3s, Nickelodeon, Spike TV, others
Website MTV.com
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DirecTV Channel 331
Dish Network Channel 160
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MTV
  in the United States   This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ... MTV is a cable television network. ... Image File history File links MTV_Logo. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Viacom Satellite Broadcasting is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... MTV Tr3s (tres, Spanish for the number three) is an American cable, satellite and over-the-air network that prides itself as a bi-cultural entertainment destination. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company DISH Network Corporation. ... This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ...


MTV channels
VH1 · MTV2 · MTV Tr3́s
This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... MTV Tr3́s (tres, Spanish for the number three) is an American cable, satellite and over-the-air network that prides itself as a bi-cultural entertainment destination. ...


MTV shows
TRL · VMAs · Real World This article is about shows that have aired on MTV in the United States. ... TRL redirects here. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... For the upcoming season, see The Real World: Hollywood. ...


MTV personalities This is a list of people who have been VJs on MTV, the music video channel in the U.S. and around the world. ...


Criticism of MTV
Censorship on MTV Censorship on MTV has been the subject of debate for years. ...

MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. Launched on August 1, 1981, the original purpose of the channel was to play music videos.[1] Today, MTV plays a limited selection of music videos but primarily broadcasts a variety of pop culture, youth culture, and reality television shows aimed at adolescents and young adults. Cable TV redirects here. ... The media of New York City is internationally influential, with some of the most important newspapers, largest publishing houses, most prolific television studios, and biggest record companies in the world. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... For other uses, see Reality (disambiguation). ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Teen redirects here. ... According to Erik Eriksons stages of human development, first enumerated in Childhood and Society (1950) a young adult is a person between the ages of 19 and 40, whereas an adolescent is a person between the ages of 13 and 21. ...


Since its premiere, MTV has revolutionized the music industry. Slogans such as "I want my MTV" became embedded in public thought, the concept of the VJ (video jockey) was popularized, the idea of a dedicated video-based outlet for music was introduced, and both artists and fans found a central location for music events, news, and promotion. MTV has also been referenced countless times by musicians, other TV channels and shows, films and books. The music industry is the business of music. ... A video jockey (usually abbreviated to VJ or sometimes veejay) can mean two things: One describes an announcer who introduces and plays videos on commercial music television such as MTV or VH1. ... For other uses, see Video (disambiguation). ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... For more information on fans of football (soccer), see Football (soccer) culture. ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Scale model of a Wheaties cereal box at a pep rally Promotion is one of the four key aspects of the marketing mix. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A television station is a type of radio station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... [1]#redirect Book ...


MTV has spawned a handful of sister channels in the U.S. and dozens of affiliated international channels around the world. MTV's moral influence on young people, including examples of censorship and social activism on the channel, has been the subject of debate for years. MTV's choice to focus on non-music programming has also been contested relentlessly, demonstrating the channel's continued impact on popular culture. This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ... For other uses, see Censor. ... Social activists are people who act as the conscience and voice of many individuals within a society. ... Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that societys vernacular language or lingua franca. ...

Contents

The launch of MTV

Previous concepts

MTV's pre-history began in 1969, when Warner Cable (a division of Warner Communications, and an ancestor of WASEC, Warner Satellite Entertainment Company) launched the first two-way interactive cable TV system, Qube, in Columbus, Ohio. ... There are several conceptual views of interactivity, the most general being the contingency view. ... Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional... Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company (WASEC) was a joint venture owned and operated by Warner Communications (whose share was overseen by Warner executive David Horowitz) and American Express (Lou Gerstner, then American Express President, ran the Amex share) that developed and worked on interactive television systems in the late 1970s... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ...


The Qube system offered many specialized channels, including a children's channel called Pinwheel which would later become Nickelodeon. One of these specialized channels was Sight On Sound, a music channel that featured concert footage and music oriented TV programs; with the interactive Qube service, viewers could vote for their favorite songs and artists. This article is about the TV channel. ...


Robert Pittman had test driven the music format by producing and hosting a 15 minute show, Album Tracks, on WNBC, New York, in the late 1970s. Pittman's boss, WASEC COO John Lack, had shepherded a TV series called PopClips, created by former Monkee-turned solo artist Michael Nesmith, the latter of whom by the late 1970s was turning his attention to the music video format.[2] ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... Robert Michael Nesmith (b. ...


In the book The Mason Williams FCC Rapport, author Mason Williams states that he pitched an idea to CBS for a TV show that featured "video-radio" where disc jockeys would play avant-garde art set to music on the air. CBS quashed the idea, but Williams premiered his own musical composition "Classical Gas" on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, where he was head writer. The book in which this claim is made was first published in 1971, ten years before MTV first came on the air. This page is about the musician/comedy writer. ... Classical Gas is an instrumental piece written by Mason Williams. ... The Smothers Brothers are an American musical-comedy team, formed by real-life brothers Tom and Dick Smothers. ...


HBO also had a 30 minute program of music videos, called Video Jukebox, that first aired around the time of MTV's launch and would last until late 1986. Also around this time, HBO would occasionally play one or a few music videos between movies. SuperStation WTBS launched Night Tracks on June 3, 1983, with up to 14 hours of music video airplay each late night weekend by 1985. Its most noticeable difference was that black artists received airplay that MTV initially ignored. The program ran until the end of May 1992. Shortly thereafter, NBC launched its music video program called Friday Night Videos which was considered network television's answer to MTV. It ran from 1983 to 2002. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Video Jukebox was an American television program that aired from 1981 to 1986 on HBO. It was a monthly series that showcased music videos from the popular recording artists of the time such as Duran Duran, Prince, Madonna, REO Speedwagon, Culture Club, David Bowie, Blondie and Human League to name... This article is about the U.S. television network. ... Night Tracks was an American television series which ran from 1983 to 1992 on WTBS (later known as TBS) on late night weekends. ... -1... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article is about the television network. ... Friday Night Videos is a music video show broadcast on the American NBC television network from July 29, 1983 to May 24, 2002, and was considered network television’s answer to MTV. // In the beginning, MTV was still a phenomenon that very few people actually could see in their homes...


A few markets also launched music-only channels; most notably Las Vegas' KVMY Channel 21, which debuted in the summer of 1984 as KRLR-TV Vusic 21. The first video played on that channel was Michael Jackson's Thriller. KVMY (Channel 21 analog, 22 digital) is an affiliate of the WB Network serving the Las Vegas, Nevada market owned and operated by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. ...


Music Television debuts

The first images shown on MTV were a montage of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The first images shown on MTV were a montage of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Further information: First music videos aired on MTV

On August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m., MTV: Music Television launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll," spoken by original COO John Lack. Those words were immediately followed by the original MTV theme song, a crunching guitar riff written by Jonathan Elias and John Petersen, playing over a montage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. MTV producers Alan Goodman and Fred Seibert used this public domain footage as a conceit, associating MTV with the most famous moment in world television history.[citation needed] Image File history File links Mtvmoon. ... Image File history File links Mtvmoon. ... This article covers the Apollo 11 mission itself. ... Still frame from the video transmission of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the surface of the Moon on 20 July 1969. ... This is a list of all the videos played on MTVs first day, August 1, 1981: Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles You Better Run by Pat Benatar She Wont Dance by Rod Stewart You Better You Bet by The Who Little Susies on the... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article covers the Apollo 11 mission itself. ... Fred Seibert (born 1951) is an entertainment executive who has held leading positions with MTV Networks and Hanna-Barbera. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


Appropriately, the first music video shown on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. The second video shown was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run". Sporadically, the screen would go black when an employee at MTV inserted a tape into a VCR.[3] This is a list of all the videos played on MTVs first day, August 1, 1981: Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles You Better Run by Pat Benatar She Wont Dance by Rod Stewart You Better You Bet by The Who Little Susies on the... Video Killed the Radio Star is a New Wave song released in 1979 by the British group Buggles that celebrates the golden days of radio. ... Buggles (the official version of the band name, used on their albums, singles, and publicity material, omits the prefix The) were a New Wave band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn, born 1949 in Durham (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, and vocals), Geoff Downes, born 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire (percussion... Pat Benatar (born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on 10 January 1953) is an influential, four-time Grammy Award-winning US rock singer who has recorded several million- and multimillion-selling albums and singles. ... The video cassette recorder (or VCR, less popularly video tape recorder) is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ...


MTV's early days

Personalities and format

J. J. Jackson, one of the original five VJs at MTV's debut
J. J. Jackson, one of the original five VJs at MTV's debut
Further information: List of MTV VJs

The early format of MTV was modeled after top 40 radio. Fresh-faced young men and women were hired to host the network's programming and to introduce videos that were being played. The term VJ (video jockey) was coined, a play on the acronym DJ (disc jockey). Many VJs eventually became celebrities in their own right. The original five MTV VJs in 1981 were Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J. J. Jackson and Martha Quinn. In 2005, this group (except for J.J. Jackson, who died in 2004) became hosts on Sirius Satellite Radio.[4] Image File history File links Jjjackson-mtv. ... Image File history File links Jjjackson-mtv. ... There are two oft-confused American show business personalities known as J. J. Jackson. ... A video jockey (usually abbreviated to VJ or sometimes veejay) can mean two things: One describes an announcer who introduces and plays videos on commercial music television such as MTV or VH1. ... This is a list of people who have been VJs on MTV, the music video channel in the U.S. and around the world. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... A video jockey (usually abbreviated to VJ or sometimes veejay) can mean two things: One describes an announcer who introduces and plays videos on commercial music television such as MTV or VH1. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mark Goodman is a radio DJ, TV personality, and actor. ... Alan Hunter was one of the original five video jockeys (VJs) on MTV. He currently heads the production company Hunter Films, which he formed with his brother Hugh. ... There are two oft-confused American show business personalities known as J. J. Jackson. ... Martha Quinn (born May 11, 1959 in Albany, New York) is best known as one of the original video jockeys on MTV. Prior to joining MTV, Quinn graduated from Ossining High School in 1977 and NYU in 1981. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...

An early MTV station ID

The early music videos that made up the bulk of MTV's programming in the 1980s were often crude promotional or concert clips from whatever sources could be found. As the popularity of the network rose, and record companies recognized the potential of the medium as a tool to gain recognition and publicity, they began to create increasingly elaborate clips specifically for the network. Several noted film directors got their start creating music videos, including Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and David Fincher. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Station identification is the practice of any type of radio station identifying itself, typically with a callsign. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... For the musician and bandleader, see Spike Jones. ... Michel Gondry, 2005 Michel Gondry, born May 8, 1963 (1964 according to some sources), is a French Academy Award winning screenwriter, film, commercial, and music video director noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène. ... David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director and music video director known for his dark and stylish films, particularly Fight Club and Se7en. ...


A large number of rock bands and performers of the 1980s were made popular by MTV. Such acts ranged from new wave bands as Information Society, The Police, Adam Ant, The Cars, Eurythmics[5],Culture Club[6],The Fixx, Split Enz, Ultravox and Duran Duran[7] to hard rock or heavy metal bands[8] like Van Halen[9], RATT[10], Def Leppard[11], Prince, and Bon Jovi. The network also rotated the videos of "Weird Al" Yankovic, who made a career out of parodying other artists' videos.[12] New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... For other uses, see Information society (disambiguation). ... This article is about the rock band. ... For similar terms like Adam Adamant, Atom Ant, adamant, adamantium, etc, see Adamant (disambiguation). ... The Cars were an American rock band, fronted by Ric Ocasek, that emerged from the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... For the approach to music education, see Eurhythmics. ... Culture Club is a popular English new romantic rock group, that achieved considerable global success in the 1980s. ... The cover of The Fixs first single from 1981: Subsequently the band would change their name to The Fixx, after learning of another band with a prior claim on the name The Fix. ... Split Enz was a successful New Zealand band during the late 1970s and the early 1980s featuring brothers Tim Finn and Neil Finn. ... Ultravox (formerly Ultravox!) was one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the early 1980s. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... Ratt is an American sleaze metal and semi glam metal band that formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant commercial success during the 1980s. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... For other uses, see Prince (disambiguation). ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Also, MTV played some classic rock acts from the 1980s and earlier decades including David Bowie, Journey, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and ZZ Top and forgotten acts such as Michael Stanley Band, Shoes, Blotto and Will Powers. The hard rock band Kiss publicly appeared without their trademark makeup for the first time on MTV in 1983. For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951) is a Grammy-winning American rock singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ... ZZ Top (pronounced ) is an American hard rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Shoes is an American power pop band, formed in Zion, Illinois in 1975 by the brothers John and Jeff Murphy, along with Gary Klebe and Skip Meyer. ... Blotto was a rock band from Albany, New York which mixed music and humor. ... Will Powers was the name used by celebrity photographer Lynn Goldsmith and character actor Gerrit Graham used in 1982 when they created a parody of aerobic workout albums. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ...


Madonna rose to fame on MTV in the 1980s. Madonna is one of the most successful video performers in MTV history, and to this day she uses MTV to market her music. This article is about the American entertainer. ...


Michael Jackson

MTV put Michael Jackson's videos in heavy rotation throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Before then, Jackson struggled to get MTV airing because he was black.[13] To change this, CBS Records President Walter Yetnikoff denounced MTV, saying "I'm pulling everything we have off the air" and "I'm not going to give you any more videos. And I'm going to go public and fucking tell them about the fact you don’t want to play music by a black guy".[13] This harsh stance worked; MTV started showing "Billie Jean", forming a lengthy partnership with Jackson and helping other black music artists.[14] For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Walter Yetnikoff is a former CBS Records executive, famed for his flamboyant business style and for his penchant for living la vida coca [sic] and generally living life to the full. ... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ...


According to The Austin Chronicle, Jackson's video for the song "Billie Jean" was "the video that broke the color barrier, even though the channel itself was responsible for erecting that barrier in the first place."[15] When the 14-minute-long "Thriller" video aired in December 1983, MTV ran it up to twice an hour to meet demand. MTV, a struggling cable channel, became huge. Jackson's videos were credited to this success[16] and MTV's focus switched from rock to pop and R&B.[17] This helped other black artists such as Prince and Whitney Houston break into heavy rotation during the same time. The Austin Chronicle is an alternative weekly newspaper published every Thursday in Austin, Texas, United States. ... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ... This article is about the genre. ... The term prince, from the Latin root princeps, is used for a member of the highest ranks of the aristocracy or the nobility. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ...


Award shows

Further information: List of MTV award shows

In 1984 the network produced its first MTV Video Music Awards show, or VMAs. Perceived by some as a fit of self-indulgence by a fledgling network at the time, the VMAs developed into a music-industry showcase marketed as a more relevant youth-targeted antidote to the Grammy awards. The first award show, in 1984, was punctuated by a live performance by Madonna of "Like A Virgin." In 1992, the channel would add the MTV Movie Awards with similar success. MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S. has a long history of hosting live music events in which awards are handed out. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Audio sample Info Like a Virgin (help· info) Like a Virgin is the first single by pop singer Madonna from her second studio album, Like a Virgin. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ...


MTV also created an award show for Europe after the success of the VMAs. The MTV Europe Music Awards, or the EMAs, were created in 1994, ten years after the debut of the VMAs. The EMAs are not shown live in the United States. A condensed, edited version of the broadcast is usually shown on MTV about two weeks after the original airing in Europe, and then the full version is shown on MTV's sister channel, MTV2. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ...


MTV comes of age

Format evolution

Further information: List of programs broadcast by MTV

In 1985, Viacom bought Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, which owned MTV and Nickelodeon, renaming the company MTV Networks. Within a few years, music videos were no longer the center-piece of the programming. Conventional 'TV shows' would soon replace VJ-format music video programming. Before 1987, MTV featured almost exclusively music videos, but as time passed they introduced a variety of other shows, including some that were originally intended for other channels. This article is about shows that have aired on MTV in the United States. ...


MTV introduced 120 Minutes in 1986, a show that would feature low-rotation, alternative music videos for the next 17 years. Another after hours show was added in 1987, Headbangers Ball. This popular show featured heavy metal music and news regarding metal music. Before its abrupt cancellation in 1995, it featured several hosts, notably Riki Rachtman and Adam Curry. Headbangers Ball remains an iconic identifier of heavy metal music. In 1988, MTV debuted Yo! MTV Raps, a hip-hop/rap formatted program. The program continued until August 1995. It was renamed to simply Yo! and played for one hour from 1995 until 1999. For the series of the same name in the United Kingdom, see 120 Minutes (UK TV series). ... The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Headbangers Ball is a television show about heavy metal music airing on MTV2, MTV in Australia and MTV Adria (the MTV subsidiary covering the former Yugoslavia). ... Riki Rachtman (born June 15, 1965 as David Alan Rachtman in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California) is an American TV and radio personality. ... This article is about the video jockey. ... Yo! MTV Raps is a two-hour American television music video program, which ran from August 1988 to August 1995. ...


Non-music video programming began in the late 1980s with the introduction of a music news show The Week in Rock, which was also the beginning of MTV's news division, MTV News. Around this time, MTV also introduced a dance show Club MTV, a game show Remote Control, and music-based specials such as MTV Unplugged, an acoustic performance show. MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., as well as some of MTVs related channels around the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Remote Control is a TV game show that ran on MTV for five seasons from 1987 until 1990. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ...


These new shows would be just the beginning of new genres of shows to impact MTV. As the format of the network continued to evolve, more genres of shows began to appear. In the early 1990s, MTV debuted its first reality shows, The Real World and Road Rules. // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... For the upcoming season, see The Real World: Hollywood. ... Road Rules, MTVs second reality show, debuted on July 19, 1995. ...


Animated shows

Further information: List of MTV shows: Animation

In a continuing bid to become a more diverse network, focusing on youth and culture, as well as music, MTV introduced animated shows to its line-up in the early 1990s. The animation showcase Liquid Television (originally a BBC import, later acquired and produced by MTV) was one of the networks first programs to focus on the medium. In addition to airing original shows created specifically for MTV, the network also occasionally aired episodes of original cartoon series created by sister-station Nickelodeon (Nicktoons) in the early 1990s. MTV has a history of cartoons with mature themes, notably Beavis and Butthead, Æon Flux, Grimmy, Celebrity Deathmatch, and Daria. Although the channel has gone on to debut many other animated shows, few of MTV's other cartoon series have been renewed for additional seasons, regardless of their reception. One Astor Plaza is a 227m high skyscraper in Times Square in Midtown, New York City. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... This article is about shows that have aired on MTV in the United States. ... Liquid Television was a 1990s animation showcase that appeared on MTV. The first season of Liquid Television originally aired on BBC Two. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... For the US channel, see Nicktoons Network. ... Beavis and Butt-head is an animated comedy show that aired on US TV station MTV from 1993 to 1997. ... For other uses, see Æon Flux (disambiguation). ... Grimmy is a cartoon series on CBS Saturday mornings during the early 1990s, featuring the characters of Mike Peters Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip. ... Celebrity Deathmatch is a claymation parody television show that pits celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the losers gruesome death. ... For St. ...


Variety of programming

By the second half of the 1990s, MTV's programming consisted primarily of non-music shows. In 1997, MTV was being heavily criticized for not playing as many music videos as it had in the past. In response, MTV created four shows that centered around music videos: MTV Live, Total Request, Say What?, and 12 Angry Viewers. Also at this time, MTV introduced its new studios in Times Square. MTV Livewas a television show that aired in the late 1990s on MTV. It was hosted by Carson Daly and was a Top 10 countdown of the most popular music videos of the day. ... Total Request was a predecessor to the current MTV hit show Total Request Live. ... Say What? was a show on American MTV. It was created at a time when MTV was being heavily criticized for not playing as many music videos as it had in the past. ... 12 Angry Viewers was a television show in the United States on MTV between 1997-98. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ...


A year later, in 1998, MTV merged Total Request and MTV Live into a live daily top ten countdown show, Total Request Live, which would become the channel's unofficial flagship program. In 1999, MTV shifted its focus to prank/comedic shows such as The Tom Green Show, Jackass, and Punk'd; and soap operas such as Undressed. TRL redirects here. ... This article is about the lead ship, store, or product of a group. ... The Tom Green Show is a North American television show which first aired in September 1994[1] on Rogers Television 22, a community channel in Ottawa, Ontario until 1996, and was later picked up by the Comedy Network in 1997. ... Jackass is a half-hour television series, originally shown on MTV and first produced in 1999 in which a group of grown men do various humiliating, dangerous and/or ridiculous stunts for fun. ... Punkd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... Undressed was a television series on MTV which first aired in 1999. ...


The network also was selected to produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Florida, in which the bands NSYNC and Aerosmith performed.[18] On September 11, 2001, when the attacks on the World Trade Center occurred, MTV played a looped set of music videos, then (along with sister cable channel VH1) suspended all of its programming and went into a simulcast of then-sister network CBS' news coverage of the events until 11:00 pm that night. The network later joined a plethora of other broadcast media that took part in a Celebrity Telethon to benefit the 9/11 victims. Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... Tampa redirects here. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


MTV in recent years

Steve Fiorilla's sculpture for the MTV logo "Guillotine."
Steve Fiorilla's sculpture for the MTV logo "Guillotine."

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Reality shows

Further information: List of MTV shows: Reality series

In the early 2000s, MTV placed a stronger focus on reality shows, building on the success of The Real World and Road Rules in the 1990s. MTV continued to play some music videos instead of relegating them exclusively to its sister channels, but around this time, the channel began to air music videos only in the early morning hours or in a condensed form on Total Request Live. As a result of these programming changes over the next several years, Justin Timberlake challenged MTV to "play more damn videos" while giving an acceptance speech at the 2007 Video Music Awards.[19] MTV's Fear, created by Martin Kunert and Eric Manes, became the first 'scare' based reality show and the first reality show in which contestants filmed themselves. The show ran for three seasons and spawned numerous imitations, such as Scare Tactics. This article is about shows that have aired on MTV in the United States. ... ... For the upcoming season, see The Real World: Hollywood. ... Road Rules, MTVs second reality show, debuted on July 19, 1995. ... This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ... TRL redirects here. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards took place September 9, in Las Vegas at The Palms. ... MTVs Fear was an MTV reality show in 2000, that placed a group of 5 or more contestants in a reputedly haunted location and led them on a series of dares over two nights to explore whether or not the place was haunted. ... // Martin Kunert (Martin Stanislaw Kunert-Dziewanwski) is a founding partner of Booya Studios and a feature film and television writer, director and producer. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... For the political strategy, see Tactical politics Scare Tactics is a reality show on the Sci-Fi Channel which began airing April 2003. ...

Christina, a contestant on the pilot episode of MTV's Fear.

Some of the reality shows on the network also followed the lives of musicians. The Osbournes, a reality show based on the everyday life of former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, his wife Sharon, and two of their children, Jack and Kelly, premiered on MTV in 2002. The show went on to become one of the network's biggest-ever success stories and was also recognized for the heavy use of bleeped profanity by the Osbourne family members.[20] It also kick-started a musical career for Kelly Osbourne[21], while Sharon Osbourne went on to host her own self-titled talk show on U.S. television.[22] Ozzy Osbourne announced that production for his show would cease in November 2004.[23] Another such show was Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, another popular reality TV show that follows the lives of pop singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, a music celebrity couple, began airing. It ran for four seasons and ended in early 2005 and they later divorced. The success of Newlyweds was followed in June 2004 by The Ashlee Simpson Show, which documented the beginnings of the music career of Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Simpson's younger sister. In the fall of 2004, Ozzy Osbourne's reality show Battle for Ozzfest aired; the show hosted competitions between bands vying to play in Ozzfest, a yearly heavy metal music tour hosted by Osbourne. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... MTVs Fear was an MTV reality show in 2000, that placed a group of 5 or more contestants in a reputedly haunted location and led them on a series of dares over two nights to explore whether or not the place was haunted. ... The Osbournes was an Emmy Award-winning American reality television program broadcast by MTV in the U.S., by CTV in Canada, Channel 4 in the UK and MTV UK and Ireland in Ireland and the UK, RTÉ Two in Ireland, Network Ten, MTV Australia in Australia and TV2 in... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ... Jack Joseph Osbourne (born November 8, 1985) is a British television personality, known as the son of musician Ozzy Osbourne and music manager Sharon Osbourne. ... Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is an English television personality, singer, actress, radio presenter, and fashion designer. ... Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is an English television personality, singer, actress, radio presenter, and fashion designer. ... Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ... The Sharon Osbourne Show refers to either of two TV chat shows hosted by Sharon Osbourne – the original US version, or the more recent UK (ITV) version. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Nicholas Scott Lachey (pronounced ; phonetically: la-shay) [1] (born November 9, 1973) is an American pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the late-1990s as a writer and lead-vocalist of the boy-band, 98 Degrees. ... The Ashlee Simpson Show is a television reality show about the life of Ashlee Simpson. ... Ashlee Nicole Simpson (born October 3, 1984) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and actress. ... The Battle for Ozzfest was a reality TV show aired during the fall of 2004 on MTV, where 8 bands battle it out in a series of challenges to win a slot on the stage of the rock festival Ozzfest, which is a primarily heavy metal-subgenre based music festival. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ...


In 2007, MTV aired the reality show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, chronicling MySpace sensation Tila Tequila's journey to find a companion. Her bisexuality played into the series—both male and female contestants were vying for love—and was the subject of criticism.[24] It was the second-most popular show at that time, behind The Hills.[25] A spin-off series from Shot of Love, That's Amoré!, followed a similar pursuit from previous Shot at Love contestant Domenico Nesci. MTV will also welcome Paris Hilton to their lineup in October 2008 with the launch of her new reality series My New BFF. [26] For the current season, See: A Shot at Love II with Tila Tequila A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is an American reality television dating game show similar to the TV show The Bachelor. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Tila Nguyen (IPA: ) (born October 24, 1981), best known as Tila Tequila, is an American import model turned glamour model and singer residing in West Hollywood, California, she is best known for her appearances in Stuff, Maxim, Time, her role as host of the Fuse TV show Pants-Off Dance... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Super Bowl controversy

MTV also produced the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, with performances by such artists as Nelly, Diddy, Janet Jackson, and Justin Timberlake. CBS, then-owners of MTV, aired the Super Bowl as well as the halftime show live on February 1, 2004. However, the show became controversial after Timberlake tore off part of Jackson's outfit while performing his hit song "Rock Your Body" with her, revealing her right nipple. All involved parties apologized for the incident, and Timberlake referred to the incident as a "wardrobe malfunction". Michael Powell, then-chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, ordered an investigation of the show the day after its broadcast.[27] In September 2004, the FCC ruled that the halftime show was indecent and fined CBS $550,000.[28] The FCC upheld its decision in early 2006.[29] Janet Jackson covers her exposed breast immediately after Justin Timberlake tears off part of her wardrobe to expose it Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston, Texas, was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jacksons bare breast was exposed by... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969[1]) is an American record producer, CEO, clothing designer, actor, and rapper. ... This article is about the singer. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rock Your Body is the third single from Justin Timberlakes solo debut album Justified. ... This article is about the anatomical structure. ... Wardrobe malfunction is an euphemism used to describe the accidental exposure of an intimate part or parts of the body due to a defect in an article or articles of clothing. ... Michael Powell Michael Kevin Powell (born March 23, 1963) is an American Republican politician. ... FCC redirects here. ...


In the weeks following the controversial halftime show, MTV censored much of its programming. Several music videos, including "This Love" by Maroon 5 and "I Miss You" by blink-182, were edited for sexual content.[30] Exactly one year after the halftime show, the Parents Television Council released a research report documenting sex, violence, and profanity it perceived on MTV's spring break programming from March 2004. Jeanette Kedas, an MTV network executive, called the PTC report "unfair and inaccurate" and "underestimating young people's intellect and level of sophistication", while L. Brent Bozell III, then-president of the PTC, stated that "[t]he incessant sleaze on MTV presents the most compelling case yet for consumer cable choice", referring to the practice of cable and satellite companies to allow consumers to pick and choose the channels for which they pay.[31] Maroon 5 is a soul-influenced American band originating from Los Angeles, California. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The Parents Television Council (PTC) is a US-based nonprofit organization run and founded by conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III whose stated goal is to promote and restore responsibility to the entertainment industry. ... L. Brent Bozell III[1] (born Leo Brent Bozell III July 14, 1955 in Washington, DC[2]) is the founder and president of the Media Research Center, the Conservative Communications Center, and the Cybercast News Service. ...


Anniversaries

On August 1, 2006, MTV celebrated its 25th anniversary. On their web site, MTV.com, visitors could watch the very first hour of MTV, including airing the original promos and commercials from Mountain Dew, Atari, Chewels gum, and Jovan. Videos were also shown from The Buggles, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, and more. The introduction of the first five VJs was also shown. is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ... This article is about the corporate brand. ... Chewels is a defunct brand of chewing gum A commercial for Chewels gum was one of the first advertisements on MTV when the network first went on the air. ... The Turaga of Mata Nui. ... Buggles (the official version of the band name, used on their albums, singles, and publicity material, omits the prefix The) were a New Wave band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn, born 1949 in Durham (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, and vocals), Geoff Downes, born 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire (percussion... Pat Benatar (born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on 10 January 1953) is an influential, four-time Grammy Award-winning US rock singer who has recorded several million- and multimillion-selling albums and singles. ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ...


Additionally, MTV.com put together a "yearbook" consisting of the greatest videos of each year from 1981-2006. Along with that, music.mtv.com offered a special online viewing of the top music video of each year since 1981. MTV itself only mentioned the anniversary once on TRL. The main highlight of the day on the channel was The Real World. TRL redirects here. ... For the upcoming season, see The Real World: Hollywood. ...


Current trends

Further information: List of programs broadcast by MTV

In 2005 and 2006, MTV continued its focus on reality shows, with the debuts of popular shows such as 8th & Ocean, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, NEXT, Two-A-Days, My Super Sweet 16, and Parental Control. In addition, in recent times, the channel has re-aired other programs from Viacom-owned TV networks, such as BET's College Hill and VH1 programs I Love New York and Flavor of Love.[32] Other programs from non-Viacom networks include reruns of the shows Fastlane (from FOX)[33], Life As We Know It (from ABC)[34] and CW programs America's Next Top Model, Beauty and the Geek[35], and Hidden Palms. This article is about shows that have aired on MTV in the United States. ... 8th & Ocean was a reality TV show that premiered on MTV on March 7, 2006. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the MTV television series. ... For the 2007 Movie, see Super Sweet 16: The Movie My Super Sweet 16 is an MTV reality series documenting the lives of wealthy teenagers preparing and celebrating their coming-of-age birthday parties. ... Parental control is a dating TV series, broadcasted on MTV, with re-runs often on nights and overnights and new episodes in afternoons when a season is in session. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... College Hill is a reality television series that visits historically black colleges. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... I Love New York logo, by Milton Glaser. ... Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy. ... Fastlane is an action TV series that was broadcast on Fox from 2002 to 2003. ... This article is about the animal. ... Life As We Know It is an American television drama on the ABC network during the 2004-2005 season. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... CW may stand for: The CW Television Network (colloquially The CW), a television network which launched in September 2006 as a merger of both the UPN and The WB networks. ... ANTM redirects here. ... For the UK version of the show, see Beauty and the Geek (UK TV series). ... Hidden Palms is an American teen drama television series that ran from May 30, 2007 until July 4, 2007 on The CW in the United States. ...


MTV has also begun showing movies targeted toward the teen/young adult demographic on Friday evenings, including My Boss's Daughter, Shaun of the Dead, and Napoleon Dynamite. The channel has also broadcast several of its own productions of its film-producing division MTV Films, such as 8 Mile[36], Crossroads, Jackass: The Movie[37], and Super Sweet 16: The Movie. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... My Bosss Daughter is a 2003 romantic comedy. ... Shaun of the Dead is a zombie-themed romantic comedy (or rom zom com as it dubs itself) or zombie comedy released in 2004. ... This article is about the movie. ... MTV Films is the motion picture production arm of cable channel MTV. Originally founded in 1995, it has produced films based on MTV programs such as Beavis and Butt-head Do America and Jackass: The Movie, as well as other adaptations and original projects. ... 8 Mile stars Eminem (Marshall Mathers) as the young white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. ... Crossroads is a 2002 movie directed by Tamra Davis. ... Jackass: The Movie Jackass: The Movie directed by Jeff Tremaine was released on October 25, 2002 with the tagline Do not attempt this at home. ...


Today, MTV's main source of music video programming is still Total Request Live, airing four times per week, featuring short clips of music videos along with VJs and daily guests. A hip-hop music video show, Sucker Free, also airs sporadically. Throughout each day, MTV shows excerpts from music videos, usually the hook, in split screen format during the closing credits, along with the web address of the MTV web site to encourage the viewer to watch the complete video online. On most days, music video rotation continues in the early morning hours. For the past 2 weeks MTV hasn't aired music videos in the early morning hours and airs re-runs of its various reality shows.[32] TRL redirects here. ... Breakdance, an early form of hip hop dance, often involves battles, showing off skills without any physical contact with the adversaries. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... A hook is a musical idea, a passage or phrase, that is believed to be appealing and make the song stand out; it is meant to catch the ear of the listener (Covach 2005, p. ... An example of split screen used in the sitcom That 70s Show. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Social activism

MTV Choose or Lose logo
MTV Choose or Lose logo

MTV has a long history of promoting social, political, and environmental activism in young people. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action or inaction to bring about social or political change. ...


In 1992, MTV started a pro-democracy campaign called Choose or Lose, to encourage up to 20 million people to register to vote, and hosted a town hall forum for Bill Clinton.[38] In the 1990s and early 2000s, MTV promoted annual campaigns known as Fight For Your Rights, with the slogan "Speak Out/Stand Up Against Violence", to bring forth awareness on America's crime, drugs and violence issues. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


On April 6, 2001, MTV voluntarily ceased regular programming for 24 hours as part of the year's hate crimes awareness campaign. On that night, MTV aired a made-for-TV movie Anatomy of a Hate Crime, based on a true story of the 1998 murder of 21-year old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student. After the film and a discussion, MTV went dark and showed names of hate crime victims. is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... A hate crime (bias crime), loosely defined, is a crime committed because of the perpetrators prejudices. ... Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was fatally attacked near Laramie, on the night of October 6 – October 7, 1998 in what was widely reported by international news media as a savage beating because of his homosexuality. ...


MTV also aired a documentary covering a trip by the musical group Sum 41 to the Democratic Republic of Congo, documenting the conflict there. The group ended up being caught in the midst of an attack outside of the hotel and were subsequently flown out of the country.[39] Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo, called Zaïre between 1971 and 1997, is a nation in central Africa. ...


In recent years, other politically diverse programs on MTV have included True Life, which documents people's lives and problems, and MTV News specials, which center on very current events in both the music industry and the world. One special show covered the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, airing programs focused on the issues and opinions of young people, including a program where viewers could ask questions of Senator John Kerry.[40] MTV worked with P. Diddy's "Vote or Die" campaign, designed to encourage young people to vote.[41] True Life is a documentary series running on MTV from 1998 to the present. ... MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., as well as some of MTVs related channels around the world. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... Citizen Change is a political service group, founded by music mogul P. Diddy, and backed by Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent. ...


MTV's most recent activism campaign is think MTV, which discusses current political issues such as same-sex marriage, U.S. elections, and war in other countries. The slogan of the program is "Reflect. Decide. Do." As part of think MTV, the channel also airs a series of pro-conservation ads called Break The Addiction, as a way of encouraging their viewers to find ways to use less fossil fuels and energy. Recognized in some regions United States (MA, CA eff. ... An election is a decision making process whereby people vote for preferred political candidates or parties to act as representatives in government. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fossil fuels are hydrocarbon-containing natural resources such as coal, petroleum and natural gas. ...


Criticism and censorship

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Criticism of MTV

Main article: Criticism of MTV

As early as 1984, because of its visibility as a promotional tool for the recording industry, MTV was accused of devaluing the importance of music in the music industry, replacing it with a purely visual aesthetic, and putting equally popular but less image-centric or single-based acts at a distinct disadvantage. Since then, MTV has been criticized over the years by various groups about programming choices, social issues, and a perceived negative moral influence on young people.[42] The record industry (or recording industry) is the industry that manufactures and distributes mechanical recordings of music. ... The music industry is the business of music. ...


Censorship on MTV

Main article: Censorship on MTV

On the other side of the moral influence debate, MTV has also come under criticism for being too politically correct and sensitive, censoring too much of their programming. Many of MTV's shows were altered or removed from the channel's schedule. Additionally, many music videos aired on the channel were censored, moved to late-night rotation, or banned entirely from the channel. Censorship on MTV has been the subject of debate for years. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... For other uses, see Censor. ...


Some promos for the show The Real World have been uncensored showing cast member Jen from the Denver season flipping someone off, and cast member Trisha from the Sydney season saying the "f" word. For the upcoming season, see The Real World: Hollywood. ...


Beyond MTV

Sister channels in the U.S.

Further information: List of MTV channels

MTV operates a group of channels under the name MTV Networks, a division of its corporate parent, Viacom. In 1985, MTV saw the introduction of its first true sister channel, VH1, which was originally an acronym for "Video Hits One" and was designed to play adult contemporary music videos. Today, VH1 is aimed at celebrity and popular culture programming. Another sister channel, CMT, targets the country music and southern culture market. This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ... Viacom Satellite Broadcasting is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Modern definition The states in dark red are almost always included in modern day definitions of the South, while those in medium red are usually included. ...


The advent of satellite television and digital cable brought MTV greater channel diversity, including its current sister channels MTV2 and MTV Tr3s, which initially played music videos exclusively but now focus on other programming. Music videos still occupy most of the schedule on two additional channels, MTV Hits and MTV Jams. MTV also broadcasts mtvU, a college-oriented channel on campus at various universities. Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... MTV Tr3s (tres, Spanish for the number three) is an American cable, satellite and over-the-air network that prides itself as a bi-cultural entertainment destination. ... MTV Hits is an American music video channel that debuted on May 1, 2002. ... MTV Jams is a Viacom-owned American hip-hop/urban music video channel that debuted on May 1, 2002, replacing MTVX. Like its sister stations MTV Hits,VH1 Soul, and CMT Pure Country, MTV Jams is available exclusively on digital cable packages, such as Comcast, Charter, Cox, and other various... CTN redirects here. ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ...


Recently, MTV Networks launched MHD (Music: High Definition), a high definition channel that features programming from all three of the major music-themed channels owned by MTV Networks: MTV, VH1, and CMT. Music: High Definition or MHD is a high definition music television network that first aired on January 16, 2006. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ...


In 2005 and 2006, MTV launched a series of channels for Asian Americans. The first channel was MTV Desi, launched in July 2005, dedicated toward South-Asian Americans. Next was MTV Chi, in December 2005, which catered to Chinese Americans. The third was MTV K, launched in June 2006 and targeted toward Korean Americans. Each of these channels featured music videos and shows from MTV's international affiliates as well as original U.S. programming, promos, and packaging. All three of these channels ceased broadcasting on April 30, 2007. An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... MTV Desi is a spin-off network from MTV that is targeted at Asian Americans. ... MTV Chi is a spin-off network from MTV that is targeted at Chinese Americans. ... MTV K is a new spinoff network targeted towards Korean-Americans similar to MTV Chi and MTV Desi. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The Internet

MTV.com, the official website of MTV, expands on the channel's broadcasts by bringing additional content to its viewers. The site's notable features include an online version of MTV News, podcasts, and a video streaming service supported by commercials. There are also movie features, profiles and interviews with recording artists and even clips from MTV television programs. In 2006, MTV.com went through a massive change, transforming the entire site into a video-based entity, in the style of the former MTV Overdrive service. In 2007, MTV.com reverted to a traditional HTML-based web site design. HTML, an initialism of HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. ...


MTV around the world

Further information: List of MTV channels

MTV (UK) operates 16 channels solely in the United Kingdom. MTV Networks and Viacom have launched numerous native-language MTV-branded music channels to countries worldwide. These channels include, but are not limited to, MTV Greece, MTV Canada, MTV Ireland, MTV Russia, MTV Spain, MTV Austria, MTV France, MTV Germany, MTV Europe, MTV Portugal, MTV Adria, MTV Hungary, MTV Denmark, MTV Finland, MTV Italy, MTV Netherlands, MTV Norway, MTV Poland, MTV Arabia, MTV Romania, MTV Lithuania, MTV Latvia, MTV Estonia, MTV Sweden, MTV Asia, MTV Japan, MTV Indonesia, MTV China, MTV Korea, MTV Philippines, MTV Taiwan, MTV Turkey, MTV Pakistan, MTV India, MTV Latin America, MTV Brazil, MTV Australia, MTV New Zealand, MTV Ukraine, and MTV Base in Africa. Also an International version of MTV known as MTV International was shown on the Internet. This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ... MTV One is part of MTV Networks Europe. ... Viacom Satellite Broadcasting is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... MTV (Music Television) Greece is the Greek subsidiary of MTV, to be launched on New Years Day, 2008. ... MTV Canada (usually just called MTV), formerly known as talktv, is a Canadian cable television specialty channel devoted to talk and lifestyle programming, and is owned and operated by Bell Globemedia through CTV, in collaboration with MTV Networks. ... MTV One is part of MTV Networks Europe. ... MTV Russia is a Russian language free-to-air service seen in 22 million households in Moscow, St. ... Launched in September 2000, MTV España is the local MTV network in Spain. ... MTV Austria, is a localised verison of MTV Germany for the Austrian market. ... ... MTV Central, also regularly called MTV Germany, is a regional version of MTV for the German-speaking countries of Central Europe - Germany, Austria, Switzerland. ... MTV Europe launched on August 1, 1987. ... MTV Portugal is the localized version of MTV Europe for Portugal. ... MTV Adria Logo MTV Adria is an MTV Networks Europe subsidiary of MTV, broadcast to the countries of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. ... MTV Denmark or MTV Danmark is a television channel broadcasting to the Denmark and the Fareo Islands market. ... MTV Finland is a Finnish version of MTV. The channel is similar to it counterparts in Scandinavia. ... MTV Italia, the Italian branch of MTV, is a national channel in Italy. ... MTV Norge is a Norwegian 24/7 music channel. ... MTV Polska is the Polish version of the international music channel MTV. It was launched on July 7, 2000 and replaced the music channel Atomic TV after it was purchased by MTV Networks Europe. ... MTV Arabia is the latest addition to the MTV network, and is a result of a joint venture between MTV Networks International and Arab Media Group, the largest media group in the United Arab Emirates. ... MTV România, the Romanian branch of MTV, is a national channel in Romania. ... MTV Lietuva is a regional diversification of MTV which started airing on September 4, 2006 at 22:00 EET. MTV Lietuva homepage Categories: | | | | ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into MTV Baltics. ... MTV Eesti is a regional diversification of MTV which is shown in Estonia. ... MTV Sweden is a version of MTV Europe which serves the Swedish market. ... MTVs official logo MTV Southeast Asia is a 24-hour Music/Entertainment television network, owned by MTV Networks Asia, a division of Viacom. ... MTV JAPAN (Music Television Japan) is an cable television network based in Japan. ... MTV Philippines is a 24-hour Music/Entertainment television network, owned by All Youth Channel, Inc. ... MTV (Music Television) Türkiye is the Turkish subsidiary of MTV, officially launched on October 23, 2006. ... MTVs official logo MTV (Music Television) Pakistan or IM-MTV Asia is the Pakistani subsidiary of MTV, a cable television network headquartered in New York. ... MTV (Music Television) India is the Indian subsidiary of MTV, a cable television network headquartered in New York. ... MTV Latin America (also known as MTV Latino or MTV Latin) is a cable television network aimed at residents in Latin American countries. ... The MTV logo. ... MTV Australia is the Australian version of MTV Music Television, a channel specialising in music and youth culture programming. ... MTV New Zealand is a New Zealand music channel. ... MTV Ukraine, (or MTV Україна), is an English-Ukrainian language variety channel, created by MTV Networks Europe and Viacom. ... The MTV logotype, often used in different, less stylized, forms. ... MTV International or also know as (Music Television International) and MTVI is the International Version Of MTV. Is also an Internet network based around the world. ...


See also

This list of MTV channels includes every channel broadcast by MTV Networks or its partners or affiliates, beginning with the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the U.S., and proceeding by continent, in order of arrival. ... This article is about shows that have aired on MTV in the United States. ... MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S. has a long history of hosting live music events in which awards are handed out. ... This is a list of people who have been VJs on MTV, the music video channel in the U.S. and around the world. ... Censorship on MTV has been the subject of debate for years. ... MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., as well as some of MTVs related channels around the world. ... Viacom Satellite Broadcasting is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... This is a list of all the videos played on MTVs first day, August 1, 1981: Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles You Better Run by Pat Benatar She Wont Dance by Rod Stewart You Better You Bet by The Who Little Susies on the... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... MTVs Buzz Bin was a select group of music videos by up and coming artists and bands that the network deemed buzz worthy, cutting edge, or the next big thing. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ...

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