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Encyclopedia > MTV Australia
MTV Australia
MTV logo
Launched 1995
Owned by Viacom
Audience share 0.1% (Nov '06, [1])
Website www.mtv.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Digital Channel 808
Austar Digital Channel 808
SelecTV
Cable
Optus Television Channel 808
Foxtel Digital Channel 808

MTV Australia is the Australian version of MTV Music Television, a channel specialising in music and youth culture programming. It is owned by MTV Networks and primarily features imported shows as well as locally produced programming. Image File history File links MTV_Logo. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... 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). ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ... SelecTV is an Australian satellite based subscription television broadcasting service headed by CEO Jim Blomfield (previously CEO of FOXTEL). ... SingTel Optus Pty Limited is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications (ASX: SGT). ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ...

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History

1980s - 1990s

The "MTV" brand was launched in Australia during April 1987 as a music program on the free-to-air Nine Network [2]. The program was hosted by Richard Wilkins and aired late on Friday and Saturday nights. The program presented a mixture of music videos, artist interviews and music segments and relied heavily on imported American content. Unlike it's Australian counterparts such as ABC TV's Rage and Network Ten's Video Hits, its focus was predominantly hard rock music and the program rarely played dance, rap or Rhythm and blues music. The program was discontinued in 1993 when Nine chose not to renew the licence with Viacom. Nine said the axing was due to high production and licensing costs. The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... Richard Wilkins (born 1954 in New Zealand) is a prominent Australian television personality on the Nine Network. ... The ABC or Australian Broadcasting Corporation is the national, Australia. ... Rage is an all-night Australian music video program that is broadcast on ABC TV on Friday and Saturday nights. ... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three commercial television networks, available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia. ... Video Hits is an Australian music television show that first aired in June 1986. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R&B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... 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). ...


"ARC Music Channel", owned by Austereo, was later launched, and in 1996 it affiliated with MTV Networks, with joint ownership including Village Roadshow and Optus Television, and was rebranded as the MTV channel[1]. Later the channel broke away to become a wholly owned subsidiary of MTV Networks. Austereo is a national commercial radio network in Australia. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... Logo of Village Roadshow Village Roadshow ASX: VRL is an Australian media company with interests in cinema, theme parks, film production and distribution. ... Optus Television is the cable television division of Australian telecommunications company Optus. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ...


2000 and onwards

In 2004 MTV was launched on the Foxtel and Austar[2] cable services and in the same year the channel set up MTV Networks Australia, which began work on launching it's own original programming with the launch of the Australian Version of the hit American show TRL on September 10, 2004 with host Kyle Sandilands from 2day fm[3]. In 2005 MTV premiered more original programming with MTV Full Tank and on March 3 MTV launched the first inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards at Luna Park's Big Top with hosts The Osbournes[4]. At the end of 2006 it was announced that MTV would premiere it's latest original show, MTV The Lair which premiered on January 26, 2007 which is aired live every Thursday at the Metro Theatre[5].MTV Networks Australia also operates VH1 Australia and in 2007 launched TMF Australia. The Network is owned by Viacom International (Australia), Ltd. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ... Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is the flagship television series on MTV that features popular music videos. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kyle Sandilands (born 10 June 1971) is an Australian radio host, best known for hosting with Jackie O the weekday morning radio program The Kyle and Jackie O Show and The Kyle and Jackie O Hour of Power. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... MTV Full Tank is a music, culture and travel show that started in Australia show casing the many events and lifestyles of states around Australia. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The MTV Australia Video Music Awards started in 2005 and is Australias first awards show to celebrate both local and international acts. ... Luna Park Sydney (originally Luna Park Milsons Point, now formally Sydneys Luna Park) is a historical amusement park, located on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour, Australia. ... 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... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The god Thor, after whom Thursday is named. ... MTV Networks Asia Pacific comprises three distinctly branded channels, MTV, Nickelodeon and VH1 in the asia pacific region reaching more than 300 million households. ... VH1 Australia is a music channel in Australia. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... TMF Australia, which is owned by MTV Networks Australia, was soft-launched in April, 2007 on the Optus Television Network and will allow viewers to interact with the channel via the web and mobile (3G Network) commencing on June 22, 2007. ...


Availability

MTV Australia was originally only available through the Optus Television service (previously Optus Vision). This exclusivity deal was dropped in late 2002 and in 2003 MTV became available in a premium package on the FOXTEL subscription TV platform. Around this time the channel also became available on the Austar platform. Optus Television is the cable television division of Australian telecommunications company Optus. ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ...


Currently MTV is carried by all pay TV providers. It is available as a basic channel on Optus Television (cable) and SelecTV but remains a premium extra on FOXTEL (cable and satellite) and Austar (regional satellite only). Select areas of New South Wales & Victoria can receive MTV Australia via Neighbourhood Cable. Optus Television is the cable television division of Australian telecommunications company Optus. ... SelecTV is an Australian satellite based subscription television broadcasting service headed by CEO Jim Blomfield (previously CEO of FOXTEL). ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ... Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Motto(s): Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004... Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place to Be Motto(s): Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (resigning effective 30th July 2007) (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05... Neighbourhood Cable (ASX: NCA) is a regional telecommunications provider based in Victoria. ...


Programming and Schedule

Most of the channel's programming is sourced from MTV USA and MTV Europe, and only includes shows created by its overseas counterparts. This includes entertainment programs popular in the US such as Pimp My Ride, Laguna Beach and Room Raiders. These shows air during the afternoon and night times. Frequently the channel features "mini marathons" on weekends, featuring an entire season of a particular show played over several days. MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. ... Laguna Beach is the name of several places in the United States, and a TV show: Laguna Beach in California Laguna Beach in Florida Laguna Beach the reality soap opera on MTV This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Room Raiders is a dating/reality series on MTV. On the show, three single men or women have their rooms inspected, or raided by another single man or woman (usually a member of the opposite sex, but some episodes are gay-themed). ...


Actual music video content is limited, with videos usually played from 1.00am until mid morning. The rest of the days programming is dedicated to entertainment shows. Occasionally during the entertainment blocks specialised music shows will be played.


Locally Produced Programming

Main article: List of Locally Produced Programmes on MTV Australia

MTV Australia features growing lineup of locally produced shows. ...

Criticisms

Early versions of MTV Australia received criticism for playing too much rap and R'n'B music[citation needed]. This was blamed on the fact that MTV was originally an American station[citation needed].


The large number of ringtone advertisements, particularly for the Jamster! service, carried by the station has been the source of much frustration among viewers. A ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call. ... For other uses, see Jamba. ...


AVMAs

In 2005 MTV Australia launched the first ever MTV Australia Video Music Awards, based on the VMA awards format used in Europe and the US. It was held at Luna Park in Sydney. Following suit with the location, the AVMAs had a circus theme and was hosted by various members of the Osbourne family. The awards ceremony included many international and local guests. The MTV Australia Video Music Awards started in 2005 and is Australias first awards show to celebrate both local and international acts. ... The MTV Australia Video Music Awards started in 2005 and is Australias first awards show to celebrate both local and international acts. ... VMA is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: MTV Video Music Award Valve Manufacturers Association of America Virtual Memory Area Descriptor Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri (Icelandic collage) Vicky Metcalf Award Veritas Members Association Vanillyl Mandellic Acid This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Luna Park Sydney (originally Luna Park Milsons Point, now formally Sydneys Luna Park) is a historical amusement park, located on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour, Australia. ... AVMA could stand for American Veterinary Medical Association MTV Australian Video Music Awards also known as MTV AVMAs Categories: | ... 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...


ONE80PROJECT

In a joint venture with Sony Ericsson and Optus, MTV launched the Optus ONE80PROJECT which was a competition for young writers, directors and producers to create a three minute pilot and script to be aired on tv, mobile phone and internet. The prize was an opportunity to work with the MTV production team to create full-length dramas to air on the MTV Network. The entries opened on September 11, 2006 and closed on 24 November 2006 and the voting then commenced on 1 December 2006 and closed on 26 January 2007. The voting consisted of Viewers Choice and Judges Choice. The winners were announced on 7 February 2007 with The Viewers Choice going to Ben Briand for Hammer Bay and the Judges Choice going to Karl Mather and Zenon Kohler for Takoyaki City[6]. Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. ... SingTel Optus Pty Limited is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications (ASX: SGT). ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Current VJs

Current VJs include:

  • Jason Dundas, 23. Was hired through the 2003 VJ search.
  • Lyndsey Rodrigues, 24. Joined MTV Australia in 2005.
  • Maz Compton, 25. Joined MTV Australia in 2005, a dedicated host of TRL Australia.
  • Darren McMullen, 24. The bad boy of rock who hosts the live music show The Lair.
  • Nathan Sapsford, 28. Also joined MTV in 2005, host of TRL Australia.

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Past VJs

  • Yvette Duncan. The original MTV Australia VJ. Started in 1996 hosting MTV Most Wanted. Left MTV when Most Wanted was replaced with TRL Australia.
  • Mike Fitzpatrick (broadcaster). Radio host of the Triple M breakfast show The Cage. In 1999 he hosted the Australian version of Video Clichés. Was also the host of Pepsi Taste of Summer in 2000 and fill in host of MTV Most Wanted.
  • Caleb Packham. Presenter of the Oz Countdown and later host of weekend breakfast show Mad 4 Hits. Left for Channel Nine.
  • Kyle Sandilands. Radio host for the Austereo network. Originally joined in 2005 for TRL Australia. Later left the channel when he became a judge for Australian Idol.
  • Christine and Sharon Muscat. Hosted Australia Top 30 Show.
  • Natasha Zuvela. Hosted Australian Top 30 Show prior to S2S.
  • Verushka Darling. Hosted Verushka's Closet from 1999 to late 2004. Verushka made history by not only being the first Drag Queen VJ in Australia, but also the first to have their own national show. Verushka now works behind the camera as promo producer for VH1, copywriter for MTV, VH1 and Overdrive, as well as script writer for the AVMAs and other longform shows.

Mike Fitzy Fitzpatrick, (born 26 September 1973) is an Australian radio broadcaster with Triple M. He co-hosts The Cage breakfast show on Triple M Melbourne with James Brayshaw, Peter Berner, Brigitte Duclos and Matt Parkinson. ... Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. ... The Cage is the name of two different breakfast shows on Australian radio network Triple M, broadcasting in Melbourne and Brisbane. ... Channel Nine is an Australian television channel broadcast by the Nine Network, available in major markets across Australia. ... Kyle Sandilands (born 10 June 1971) is an Australian radio host, best known for hosting with Jackie O the weekday morning radio program The Kyle and Jackie O Show and The Kyle and Jackie O Hour of Power. ... Austereo is a national commercial radio network in Australia. ... Australian Idol is the Logie Award winning Australian version of the hit British TV show Pop Idol. ... Sister2Sister are a female Pop music duo who also happen to be sisters in real life. ...

Links with Terrestrial Television

Occasionally Australian terrestrial (free to air) television stations look at the success of shows on MTV before purchasing them for broadcast. In particular, Network Ten who purchased broadcast rights to The Osbournes from MTV Networks. Ten was required to wait until the show had aired on MTV Australia before broadcasting on their own channel. Later Ten purchased rights to Jackass, Pimp My Ride and Laguna Beach. Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three commercial television networks, available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia. ... 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... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three commercial television networks, available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia. ... Look up jackass in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. ... Laguna Beach is the name of several places in the United States, and a TV show: Laguna Beach in California Laguna Beach in Florida Laguna Beach the reality soap opera on MTV This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the...


Public broadcaster ABC also purchased the rights to animation Daria, which airs during its children's programming slot. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... Daria is an American animated television series that aired from 1997 to 2002 and was created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV. A spin-off of MTVs Beavis and Butt-head, Daria also became something of a cultural icon. ...


Website

The MTV Australia website has had a turbulent past. It was originally hosted without a domain name by Village Roadshow. It gained a domain name in 1998 as mtv.com.au. The website was very basic and only included information about MTV Unplugged and the American VMAs. In 1999 the website seemed to have been abandoned completely. In 2000 the website simply redirected to the American MTV site before the domain expired and was locked by a holding company. With MTV's expansion in 2003 the site was revived but pointed towards the MTV Asia Awards. A proper MTV Australia website was launched in 2004 and has since gone through several redesigns. Mini sites for TRL Australia and the AVMAs were also set up. Logo of Village Roadshow Village Roadshow ASX: VRL is an Australian media company with interests in cinema, theme parks, film production and distribution. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... VMA is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: MTV Video Music Award Valve Manufacturers Association of America Virtual Memory Area Descriptor Verkmenntaskólinn á Akureyri (Icelandic collage) Vicky Metcalf Award Veritas Members Association Vanillyl Mandellic Acid This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a... The annual MTV Asia Awards is the Asian equivalent of the United States MTV Video Music Awards and Europes MTV Europe Music Awards. ...


The site was redesigned in 2007 and free broadband video channel MTV Overdrive launched on April 19, 2007 to coincide with the MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2007[7]. MTV Overdrive is MTVs newest broadband video channel. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2007 was broadcast live from Acer Arena on 29 April 2007 on MTV Australia. ...


References

  1. ^ "Fifty years of television: Kim Vecera as agent of change", Australian Film Commission. 
  2. ^ "AUSTAR announces new channel line-up & launch date", Austar United, 2004-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Water music rocks", Sydney Morning Herald (smh.com.au), 2004-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Osbournes offer big reward", Sydney Morning Herald (smh.com.au), 2004-11-24. 
  5. ^ "MTV secures The Metro for new live music show", inthemix.com.au, 2006-12-19. 
  6. ^ "OPTUS ONE80PROJECT - Australian drama online, on mobile, on TV", Optus, 2006-09-13. 
  7. ^ "MTV OZ GOES INTO OVERDRIVE", Daigital Media World. 

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See also

VH1 Australia is a music channel in Australia. ... The MTV Australia Video Music Awards started in 2005 and is Australias first awards show to celebrate both local and international acts. ... Nickelodeon Australia is a counterpart of the Nickelodeon network in the USA. However unlike other Viacom brand stations in Australia (ie; MTV and VH1), Nickelodeon Australia is not owned by Viacom however is owned by XYZnetworks. ... TMF Australia, which is owned by MTV Networks Australia, was soft-launched in April, 2007 on the Optus Television Network and will allow viewers to interact with the channel via the web and mobile (3G Network) commencing on June 22, 2007. ...

External links

  • Official site

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