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Encyclopedia > MTV Japan
MTV JAPAN
Image:MTVJapan_logo.jpg‎
Type Cable Television network (Music)
Country Japan
Availability Nationally owner = MTV Networks (Viacom)

MTV JAPAN (Music Television Japan) is an cable television network based in Japan. It is a subsidiary of MTV Networks, and was launched on December 24th, 1992. It can be viewed on cable television, SKY PerfecTV!, SKY PerfecTV!110 and MOBAHO!. Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Allegory of Music on the Opéra Garnier Music is an art form that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands. ... 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 movie studio and DreamWorks). ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... This is a list of television-related events in 1992. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... SKY Perfect Communications Inc. ...


History

In 1992, Music Channel, Inc. acquired a license from Viacom to broadcast with the MTV name. Broadcast began on CS Analog and Skyport services, with PerfecTV! accessed added in 1996 and DirecTV access added in 1997. Notable VJs from that time include Marc Panther and ia. Media:rofl. ... 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 movie studio and DreamWorks). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 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 transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States and Latin America except for Mexico. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marc Panther (born February 27, 1970) Rapper, Singer, Co-Producer. ... IA or ia may mean: Ia or Oia, a small town on Santorini island Internal Affairs, division of a law enforcement agency investigates incidents and plausible suspicions of lawbreaking Intel architecture, Intels microprocessor designs. ...


In 1998, Music Channel canceled their license with Viacom because of the high license fee required. Consequently, from 1999 the station changed its name to Vibe and shifted its content focus from Western music to domestic music products. Without the MTV brand name behind it, competition from other channels such as Space Shower TV and Viewsic (backed by Sony) led to the station being acquired by H&Q Asia Pacific in 2000. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Also in 2000, MTV Broadcasting Japan, Inc., a separate company formed by groups like CSK and Sega, acquired a broadcast license from SKY PerfecTV!. However, the company never broadcast under the MTV name; it changed its name to M-BROS and broadcast under that name on both DirecTV and SKY PerfecTV! until April 30, 2002. This article is about the year 2000. ... CSK is a Japanese conglomerate, owned by CSK Holdings Corporation ) (TYO: 9737 ), formed in 1968, that primarily provides IT services to businesses. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... 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 transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States and Latin America except for Mexico. ... SKY Perfect Communications Inc. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Following this attempt to use the MTV name (and perhaps because of it), Viacom once again formed a contract with Music Channel, and created a revival of MTV Japan on January 1, 2001, this time under the umbrella of MTV Networks and with the support of MTV capital. Music Channel, Inc. also changed its company name to MTV Japan, Inc. at this time. The first video played on MTV Japan was bird's "Mind Travel." 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 movie studio and DreamWorks). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands. ... Aves redirects here. ...


The Vibe name carries on in its Internet activites, which were spun off from the channel as VIBE, Inc. This company was integrated into Bandai Networks in 2005. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


There is a marked difference in this revival of MTV Japan when contrasted to the old MTV Japan. The older MTV Japan focused on overseas artists, whereas the current MTV Japan focuses on domestic artists. As a result, the channel has drawn criticism from proponents of the older MTV Japan. However, in March 2006 the network drew 6,000,000 viewers, making the channel second to Space Shower TV and an overall financial success. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


In August 2006, MTV Japan was made a complete subsidiary of MTV Networks. This was to consolidate its activities with other Viacom subsidiaries in Japan, such as Nickelodeon Japan and the FLUX Digital Content Service. August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands. ...


MTV Japan Shows

MTV Japan broadcasts shows such as: M Size, M Chat, MTV AFTER HOURS, Wake-Up MTV!, MTV Sunrise Tune, MTV Sunset Tune, MTV Afternoon, MTV Morning Tune, MTV Fresh, and MTV World Chart Express. Unlike its American counterpart, MTV Japan tends to broadcast music videos rather than reality television. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


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