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VH1
Launched January 1, 1985
Owned by MTV Networks (Viacom)
Formerly called VH-1 (Video Hits 1), VH1: Music First
Sister channel(s) MTV, Nickelodeon
Website VH1.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 335
Dish Network Channel 162
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 175
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VH1 (spelled VH-1 (Video Hits One) until 1994) is an American cable 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, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). It and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division of Viacom. Image File history File links VH1. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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). ... MTV (Music Television) is a cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Nickelodeon may refer to: Nickelodeon (TV channel), a cable TV network primarily for children and pre-teens in the United States Nickelodeon Australia Nickelodeon Asia Nickelodeon Latin America a subsidiary of MTV Networks Nickelodeon Scandinavia Nickelodeon Magazine, published by the Nickelodeon (TV Channel) Nickelodeon UK, a satellite/cable TV station... A standard DIRECTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH). ... Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a major telecom company based in New York City. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Time Warner Cable is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, HDTV, cable telephone, DVR, and broadband services over 6. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ... Cablevision Systems Corporation NYSE: CVC is an American cable television company that serves parts of the Northeast of the United States, with most customers residing in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. ... The Bright House Networks logo. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1984 in television, other events of 1985, 1986 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1985-86 American network television schedule. ... Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company (WASEC) was a joint venture run by Warner Communications and American Express. ... Warner Communications, formerly Kinney National Company, was the parent company for Warner Bros. ... MTV (Music Television) is a cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... 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). ...


With then four-year-old MTVs popularity rising drastically among teens, VH1 began with the intention to capitalize off of the success of the music video. However, VH1's aim was to focus on the lighter, softer side of popular music, including such musicians as Elton John, Sting, Diana Ross, Kenny G, and Anita Baker, in hopes of appealing to people between the ages of 18 and 35, and possibly older. It has also historically played more adult R&B than its sister channel and rarely, if ever, played any rap videos. Also frequently featured in the network's early years were "videos" for Motown and other 1960s oldies consisting of little more than newsreel footage with some concert footage added. A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John, CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kenneth Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist whose fourth album Duotones brought him to fame in 1986. ... Anita Baker (born January 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio) is an African American soul and adult contemporary Rhythm and blues singer. ... Motown redirects here. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used in the United States and Canada to describe a radio format that concentrates on popular Top 40 music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... A newsreel is a documentary film that is regularly released in a public presentation place containing filmed news stories. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. ...


While VH1 still occasionally plays videos and has "video countdown shows", its more recent claim to fame has been much like that of MTV's, in the area of music-related reality programming, such as the signature show Behind the Music, and its focus on pop culture. Behind the Music is a television series on VH1 that ran from 1997 to 2003, and continues to air sporadically with new episodes. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ...

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Early history

The first logo of VH-1 (1985-1987).
The first logo of VH-1 (1985-1987).
An updated version on the first logo (1987-1994). At Christmas time, the "V" would be turned upside down to resemble a Christmas tree.
An updated version on the first logo (1987-1994). At Christmas time, the "V" would be turned upside down to resemble a Christmas tree.
In 1994, VH1 rebranded itself as VH1: Music First.
In 1994, VH1 rebranded itself as VH1: Music First.

The first logo of VH1. ... The first logo of VH1. ... An updated version of the first Video Hits One logo. ... An updated version of the first Video Hits One logo. ... VH1: Music First, early logo. ... VH1: Music First, early logo. ...

Early years and "Music First" branding

From the start, Video Hits One was branded as an urbane version of its sister/parent channel. It played more jazz and country artists than MTV and had a higher rotation of urban-contemporary performers. Its early on-camera personalities were New York radio veterans Don Imus (of WNBC and now WFAN); Frankie Crocker, program director and DJ for WBLS; and Tim Byrd of WPIX-FM (now WQCD), a station whose eclectic ballad-and-R&B oriented format mirrored that of VH-1. Not long after launch, additional veejays Scott Shannon (of Z100) and Alison Steele ("The Nightbird" of WNEW-FM) were added and Byrd left. Non-radio performers Jon Bauman ("Bowzer" from Sha Na Na), Rita Coolidge and Rosie O'Donnell later joined the outlet's veejay lineup. O'Donnell would also host a stand up comedy show featuring various comedians each episode. Don Imus John Donald Imus, Jr. ... WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sportsradio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... Frankie Crocker was an infamous New York DJ. On the air, he sometimes called himself the Chief Rocker, and he was as well known for his boastful on-air patter as for his off-air flamboyance. ... WBLS is an Urban Adult Contemporary FM radio station that is licensed to New York City, operating on 107. ... WQCD, known on-air as CD 101. ... Michael Scott Shannon is a legendary radio disk jockey and the official voice of the Sean Hannity Show. ... WHTZ, also known as Z-100, is one of the most successful (and copied) radio stations in America today. ... Alison Steele (January 26, 1937 - September 27, 1995) was a pioneering disc jockey in New York City. ... WNEW-FM is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na was a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who performed covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na was a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who performed covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a American singer. ... Roseann Teresa ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an American talk show host; comedian; film, television, and stage actress; and LGBT advocate. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ...


The format left room for occasional ad-libs by the VJ, a godsend for emcees such as Imus and O'Donnell. In true Imus style, he used a 1985 segment of his VH-1 show to jokingly call smooth-jazz icon Sade Adu a "grape" for her oval-shaped head. Sade on the cover of her 1994 collection Best of Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu (pronounced Shah-day) is a Nigerian-born English singer and songwriter. ...


Typical of VH1's early programming was New Visions, a series which featured videos and in-studio performances by smooth jazz and New Age bands and performers, including Spyro Gyra, Andy Narell, Mark Isham and Yanni. At first, various musicians guest-hosted the program, but eventually musician/songwriter Ben Sidran established himself as permanent host. Smooth jazz is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from, among other sources, funk, pop and R&B. Since the late 1980s, it has become highly successful as a radio format; one can tune... New Age music, is a vaguely defined style of music that is generally quite melodic and often primarily instrumental. ... Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the early 1970s. ... Andy Narell is a musician and composer specializing in the steelpan. ... Mark Isham is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and composer. ... Yanni, (born Yiannis Chrysomallis, Greek: Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης, on November 14, 1954), is a Greek keyboardist and composer. ... Ben Sidran, (1943- ) may be best-known for having written the Steve Miller hit song Space Cowboy. ...


VH1 catered to adult top 40, including musicians such as Ace of Base, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, and other slightly more rock-oriented popular music than what it had originally played, though AC favorites such as Des'ree, Elton John, Madonna, Céline Dion, and Mariah Carey still received heavy video play in 1994, as well. Ace Of Base is a Dance-pop band from Gothenburg, Sweden that consists of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha), and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren. ... Melissa Etheridge on the cover of her album Breakdown Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an American rock musician. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (Born February 11, 1962) is a nine-time Grammy winning American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist and songwriter. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Desree, born Desiree Weeks on November 30, 1968 in London, was one of Britains most successful pop/soul vocalists throughout the 1990s. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John, CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16 1958), better known worldwide by only her first name, is an iconic American pop singer, songwriter, musician, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author, and peace advocate whose level of fame and success has earned her superstar status for over two decades. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion (OC, OQ) (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter[1] and actress. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. ...


By 1996, VH1 was heading down the same path as its sister station, MTV, choosing to focus more on music-related shows than on music videos. Old episodes of American Bandstand could regularly be seen on the channel. By that time, the channel's ratings were beginning to fall. As a result, the channel began to lose money, verging on the brink of bankruptcy. This is a list of television-related events in 1996. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


Pop-Up Video

Things changed very drastically for VH1 in the fall of 1996, with the premiere of Pop-Up Video, a very successful and popular show which offered tidbits of information as music videos were being played. A Pop-Up Video bubble pops during Lisa Loebs Stay (I Missed You) video Pop-Up Video was a VH1 show that popped up bubbles ( ) — officially called info nuggets — containing trivia and spry witticisms throughout music videos. ...


"Pop-Up" television has gone on to become something of a cultural phenomenon, yet created a powerful TV show with people going against this show and The Rock and Michael Jackson appearing on episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Drew Carey Show, Brady Bunch reruns on sister Viacom channel Nick at Nite, and even a special episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Drew Carey Show was a popular American sitcom starring Drew Carey, set in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Brady Bunch is an American television situation comedy, based around a large blended family. ... Nick at Nite is an evening programming block broadcast over Nickelodeon from 9 PM – 6 AM Eastern and Pacific Standard Time. ... In the United States, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (also known simply as Millionaire) is a television game show which offers a maximum cash prize of one million dollars for correctly answering successive multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty. ...


Behind the Music

In August 1997, VH1 again hit it big with the premiere of the first of the network's flagship shows, Behind the Music. The show features interviews and biographies of some of popular music's biggest stars qualified to be profiled on the series. The premiere episode featured Milli Vanilli. To date, there are episodes on everyone from Queen to Queen Latifah to MC Hammer to Fleetwood Mac to TLC to "Weird Al" Yankovic to Britney Spears to Selena, with more episodes being produced sporadically. The show was spoofed on Saturday Night Live with a profile of Fat Albert's Junk Yard Band, The Simpsons episode "Behind the Laughter", South Park's "Behind the Blow" featuring Terrence and Philip, and on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, with segments on bandleader Kevin Eubanks and announcers Edd Hall and John Melendez. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... Behind the Music is a television series on VH1 that ran from 1997 to 2003, and continues to air sporadically with new episodes. ... Milli Vanilli (milli is a word meaning national in Turkish, picked up by the artists while visiting Turkey on one of its national days) was a duo, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, formed in Germany in the mid-1980s. ... Queen are a British rock band formed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor in London, England in 1970 from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ... Latifah on the cover of her 1999 autobiography Also see the Arab singer Latifa Queen Latifah (born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970) is a Grammy-winning American rapper/singer and Academy Award-nominated actress. ... MC Hammer (later Hammer) (born Stanley Kirk Burrell in Oakland, California, on March 30, 1962) is an American rapper who was popular during the 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark parachute pants, and for leaving a lasting influence... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959), better known as Weird Al Yankovic, is a Grammy Award-winning musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop singer, dancer, occasional songwriter and actress, and author. ... Selena Quintanilla Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995), best known as Selena, was a Mexican-American singer who has been called the queen of Tejano music. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC nearly every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was an animated television series conceived of and produced by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to the title character, Fat Albert. ... The Simpsons is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Network, becoming one of the first hits for the network, and is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed television shows ever produced. ... Behind the Laughter is an Emmy winning episode from the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... This article is about the animated television series. ... Terrance and Phillip are a pair of fictional characters in the animated television series South Park. ... The First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush and current host Jay Leno. ... Kevin Eubanks on guitar. ... Edd Hall (born July 12, 1958) was the announcer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992-2004. ... John Melendez, formerly known as Stuttering John (b. ...


Legends

Shortly after, VH1 created a companion series, Legends (originally sponsored by AT&T), profiling artists who have made a more significant contribution to music history to qualify as "Legends" (that is, those artists who do not fit in the category of Behind the Music biographies). The artists profiled so far have included The Bee Gees, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and U2 Legends (aka VH1s Legends) is a music biography television series on VH1. ... AT&T Inc. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... An example of the famous Clapton is God graffiti craze Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the rock era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... The Doors were an American rock band that formed in 1965 in Los Angeles. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album) Led Zeppelin were an English rock band, and are one of the most successful and influential groups in popular music history. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band noted for philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. ... Queen are a British rock band formed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor in London, England in 1970 from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ... Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Neil Percival Young OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland, featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica; The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards and vocals; Adam Clayton on bass guitar; and Larry Mullen, Jr. ...


VH1 Divas

In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert and featured the "divas" Aretha Franklin, Céline Dion, Shania Twain, Gloria Estefan and Mariah Carey, and the "special guest" Carole King. Other hugely successful shows were produced in the year after, in VH1 1999 featuring "divas" Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Cher, Leanne Rimes, Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Elton John, and Brandy. It became a huge success and was featured in the following year starring Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Destiny's Child , Shakira, Anastasia, Dixie Chicks, Jessica Simpson was also featured as divas in VH1 concert. Some artists, such as Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Cher and Faith Hill featured two VH1 concerts. This is a list of television-related events in 1998. ... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Shania Twain,OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has enjoyed popular success in the country and pop music genres. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American singer and songwriter. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... A diva is a female opera singer, but now the term also refers to a popular female performer of non-operatic works. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American pop and R&B singer and occasional actress. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Cher[1] (born Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere on May 20, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, director, author and all-around entertainer. ... Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982) is a popular American country music singer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna Do For Me? Best known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel for You, R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the funk band Rufus. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John, CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other people with the same name, see Donna Summer (disambiguation). ... Destinys Child was a Grammy award winning American R&B group. ... Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira, is a Colombian Latin pop singer-songwriter. ... Anastasia or Anastacia or Anastatia is a female given name which comes from Koine Greek. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980 in Abilene, Texas) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ...


Late 1990s to 2003

An updated version of the Music First logo in 1999.
An updated version of the Music First logo in 1999.

In the late 1990s, VH1 continued to get more diverse and teen-based with its music selection, and with that, the network updated its 1994 "Big 1" logo. Various late-night rock shows have been shown on VH1, featuring alternative rock and metal videos from the 1980s and 1990s. VH1 eventually warmed up to harder rock acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters, and Metallica, and their new videos are generally added into VH1's playlist right away. VH1: Music First, later logo. ... VH1: Music First, later logo. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1994. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by... Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Grammy Award-winning, four-piece rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Foo Fighters is a rock group formed by musician Dave Grohl in 1995. ... Metallica is an American heavy metal band, formed on October 28, 1981. ...


By the early 2000s, VH1 even began to play mainstream rap musicians. The latest videos by Eminem, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Missy Elliott began to be shown in VH1's rotation and even started to crop up on VH1's top 20 countdown, as of late 2002. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap or rap music, is a style of popular 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. ... Eminem (born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972) is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, producer and occasional actor. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Calvin Broadus (born October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California), better known as Snoop Dogg (other nicknames include Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tha Doggfather, The Bigg Boss Dogg, and Bigg Snoop Dogg,) is a rapper, record producer and actor from the United States. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971) is an American singer, MC, songwriter, and record producer. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2002. ...


Save the Music Foundation

During its "Music First" days, VH1 was involved in a foundation that served to preserve and enhance music education programs in local schools. The VH1 Save the Music foundation was established in 1997 and purchased new musical instruments to restore music education programs that have been cut due to budget reductions in the past or to save programs at risk of elimination due to lack of instruments. The Foundation also conducted awareness campaigns, musical instrument drives and fundraising events. It still exists as of 2005, but with a much lower profile. See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including Bill Haleys...


Music behind bars

VH1 endured criticism for having a show that focuses on musicians who are in jail. Critics thought that prisoners, mainly those convicted of murder, should not be entitled to any exposure. [1]


Movies That Rock!

In 1999, VH1 aired its first original movie, a bio-pic on Sweetwater. Over the next three years, they made over a dozen movies, including bio-pics on Ricky Nelson, M.C. Hammer, The Monkees, Meat Loaf, Pink Floyd and Def Leppard. Sweetwater was a rock and roll band best known as the first group that played (after Richie Havens, Country Joe McDonald and John Sebastian) at the Woodstock festival in 1969. ... Ricky Nelson can also refer to Ricky Nelson (wrestler) or Ricky Lee Nelson, baseball player. ... MC Hammer (later Hammer), real name Stanley Kirk Burrell, (born March 30, 1962) was an early mainstream rapper, known for his baggy genie pants and catchy hooks on songs like U Cant Touch This. Early Life MC Hammer was born in Oakland, California. ... The Monkees were a four-man musical band created for an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... Meat Loaf is the stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947), an American actor (stage and screen) and rock singer. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band noted for philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. ... Def Leppard is an English hard rock/heavy metal band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 at the time of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ...


VH1 continues to air "Movies That Rock" on a regular basis, expanding to include movies not produced by VH1. Typically, these movies air on weekday afternoons and on weekends. The subject matter remains mostly focused on music and musicians, though it recently aired the Looney Tunes movie "Space Jam" which deals with sports. Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated film starring Michael Jordan opposite Bugs Bunny (voiced by Billy West) and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters. ...


After 2003

In 2003, the network changed its focus again, dropping "Music First" from its name, and introducing their new and current box logo, which can be viewed at the top. Having saturated its Behind The Music series (and spinoff BTM2, a 30-minute version that told the stories of current chart-toppers) and gotten past the point of showing music videos on a regular basis, the network began to target the pop culture nostalgia market just like its sister MTV. The network started increasing the number of reality shows with a programming block called Celebreality. Today, they include shows like Flavor of Love, The Surreal Life, Celebrity Fit Club and Hogan Knows Best. VH1, once the serious face of music, has joined other networks in what is believed to be successful reality show programs that features beautiful women and, naturally, attract more viewers. This is a list of television-related events in 2003. ... Celebreality is a term that combines the words celebrity and reality and is generally used to refer to television programming in which celebrities star and participate in reality television shows. ... Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy. ... The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of out-of-the-spotlight celebrities and films them as they live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for ten days. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ...


I Love the 70s, 80s, 90s

The shift began in late 2002, with the success of the I Love the 80s 10-part series. This spawned I Love the 70s in 2003, thought to be based on the BBC 2000 series of the same name [2]. Eventually, VH1 caught lightning in a bottle several times more with I Love the 80s Strikes Back, I Love the 90s, and I Love the 90s: Part Deux. More recently, VH1 premiered I Love the 80s 3-D and I Love the '70s Volume II, along with the non-decade-based I Love the Holidays and I Love Toys. This is a list of television-related events in 2002. ... I Love the 80s is a television program that was produced by BBC in the United Kingdom and later for American TV audiences by VH1. ... I Love the 70s is a television mini-series originally produced by the BBC, and later for American audiences by VH-1 which is the sister series to I Love the 80s and explains such stories about the 1970s. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2003. ... This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ... I Love the 80s Strikes Back is a miniseries on VH1 in which various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1980s culture. ... I Love the 90s is a television mini-series originally produced by the BBC, and later for American audiences by VH1, in which various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1990s culture. ... I Love the 90s: Part Deux is a miniseries on VH1 in which various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1990s culture. ... I Love the 80s 3-D is the follow-up to VH1s hit 1980s nostalgia show I Love the 80s and its sequel I Love the 80s Strikes Back. ... This sequel to the popular I Love the. ... I Love the Holidays is a 90-minute television special, based on the I Love the 80s series, that premiered on VH1 in November 2005. ... I Love Toys is the latest in VH1s series of I Love. ...


The format of these shows (various entertainers giving their takes or opinions on popular culture) has been repeated for the weekly program Best Week Ever. In a sketch on FOX's MadTV envisioning an as-yet fictitious "I Love the 00's" show, VH1 was referred to as "the bitter comics ragging on real celebrities" network. Best Week Ever (BWE to fans) is a weekly television program on the United States cable/satellite network VH1. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series based on the popular humor magazine, Mad. ...


The Greatest series

VH1 also produces its "The Greatest" series, in which a similar format is used to count down lists like "The 50 Sexiest Video Moments", "100 Greatest Songs of Rock 'N' Roll", "100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years", and "100 Greatest Kid Stars". In 2001, Mark McGrath hosted VH1's miniseries "100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock 'N' Roll", which compiled a list of the moments in music history that changed its course and shook its foundations. The network also has a list of the "Awesomely Bad Songs" that made the artists' singles the worst. Different themes in this format include "50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs", "40 Most Awesomely Bad No. 1 Songs", "40 Most Awesomely Bad Dirty Songs", "40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs", "40 Most Awesomely Bad Love Songs", "40 Most Awesomely Bad Breakup Songs" and "20 Most Awesomely Bad Songs of 2004". Mark Sayers McGrath (born March 15, 1968) is the lead singer of rock band Sugar Ray. ...


CelebReality

VH1 also touts its "CelebReality" programming block of reality shows featuring minor celebrities, anchored by The Surreal Life, which mimics MTV's The Real World, instead placing minor celebrities from the past into a living environment. The CelebReality block has also aired such shows like Hogan Knows Best (Hulk Hogan's reality show) Celebrity Fit Club (a show where marginal-at-best celebrities get in shape), Strange Love (a program spun off from The Surreal Life, following the relationship between Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav), Flavor of Love (a show spun off from Strange Love, where Flavor Flav, "hype man" of the hip hop group Public Enemy picks a lover out of multiple women) and My Fair Brady (another spin-off from The Surreal Life, which follows the relationship of Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch, and Adrianne Curry, who won the first season of America's Next Top Model), "Breaking Bonaduce" which covers the therapy and life of Danny Bonaduce, and most recently "Celebrity Paranormal Project", in which minor celebrities are placed in haunted locations to explore and perform tasks. Celebreality is a term that combines the words celebrity and reality and is generally used to refer to television programming in which celebrities star and participate in reality television shows. ... The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of out-of-the-spotlight celebrities and films them as they live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for ten days. ... MTV (Music Television) is a cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... The Real World is a reality television program on MTV originally executive produced by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray and produced and directed by George Verschoor. ... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Strange Love is a celebreality show featuring Brigitte Nielsen and Flavor Flav. ... Brigitte Nielsen (born July 15, 1963 in Rødovre, Denmark as Gitte Nielsen) is a Danish actress who became very popular in 1980s B-movies, most notably as the titular character in Red Sonja, due to her stature (she stands at 6 ft 1 in, or 185 cm, tall) and... William Jonathan Drayton Jr. ... Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy. ... William Jonathan Drayton Jr. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a seminal hip hop group from Long Island, New York known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... My Fair Brady is a Celebreality show on VH1 that follows Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch, and Adrianne Curry, who won the first season of Americas Next Top Model, a year after they met and fell in love on The Surreal Life. ... Christopher Knight in a recent publicity photo Publicity photo of Christopher Knight as Peter Brady for The Brady Bunch Christopher Anton Knight (born November 7, 1957) is an American actor famous for his role on the television series The Brady Bunch, on which he played the role of Peter Brady... Peter Brady, played by Christopher Knight, was the middle son on the TV show The Brady Bunch. ... The Brady Bunch is an American television situation comedy, based around a large blended family. ... Adrianne Marie Curry (born August 6, 1982 in Joliet, Illinois) is an American fashion model and reality television contestant. ... America’s Next Top Model is a competitive reality television show created by supermodel Tyra Banks. ... Breaking Bonaduce is a celebreality show on VH1 that stars Danny Bonaduce and his wife Gretchen. ... Danny Bonaduce, in a still from The Partridge Family. ... Celebrity Paranormal Project is a reality show, which debuted on VH1 on October 22, 2006. ...


Other Shows

It should be noted that the network does play music videos -- just like its sister network, MTV -- from 3AM until 10AM. The overnight block was called Insomniac Music Theater until August 2005, when it was renamed Nocturnal State.


VH1 Rock Honors

On May 25, 2006, Queen, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, and KISS were the inaugural inductees into the VH1 Rock Honors in Las Vegas. The ceremony aired on VH1 six days later. Queen are a British rock band formed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor in London, England in 1970 from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ... Judas Priest are a heavy metal band formed in 1968 in the northwest midlands, near Birmingham, England. ... Def Leppard is an English hard rock/heavy metal band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 at the time of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... KISS is an American heavy metal/hard rock/glam rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ...


VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Since 2004 VH1 has showed their appreciation for hip hop music by honoring pioneers and movements that reflect the black culture. Musicians include Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Public Enemy. All of the shows have been taped in the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.


Spinoff networks/Movies

Like MTV and Nickelodeon before them, VH1 also launched spinoff digital networks as part of 'The Suite From MTV. Initially, four VH1 spinoff networks were formed, which were:

On June 30, 2005, VH1 Mega Hits was discontinued because of low viewership. MTV Networks used the satellite space previously occupied by Mega Hits to launch LOGO, Viacom's channel targeted toward the gay and lesbian community, Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, also known as country and western music or country-western, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... CMT Pure Country CMT Pure Country is a digital cable and satellite television channel, it is the sister network to CMT. It showcases country music videos from 1980s to the 2000s. ... VH1 Mega Hits is a digital cable and satellite television channel, which was the fourth sister network to VH1. ... 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. ... VH1 Soul is a digital cable and satellite television channel, it is a sister network to VH1. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... VH1 Uno is a digital cable and satellite television channel, which is the fourth sister network to VH1. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Totally Awesome is a television movie produced by VH1. ... Logo is an American digital cable television channel owned by Viacoms MTV Networks division. ... For other articles with similar names, see Gay (disambiguation). ... A lesbian is a female who is exclusively emotionally, sexually, and romantically attracted to other females. ...


In May 2006, VH1 Country was renamed CMT Pure Country. CMT Pure Country CMT Pure Country is a digital cable and satellite television channel, it is the sister network to CMT. It showcases country music videos from 1980s to the 2000s. ...


International channels

VH1 Australia

Main article: VH1 Australia

Since March (April for Optus customers) 2004, VH1 has been available in Australia on Foxtel, Optus Television and Austar. VH1 is a music channel in Australia. ... Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... Optus Television is the cable television division of Australian telecommunications company Optus. ... An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ...


VH1 Brazil

Main article: VH1 Brazil

The Portuguese-language version of the channel was launched in Brazil on November 21st 2005. However, VH1 Soul is available to digital cable subscribers since 2004. VH1 Brazil is a music channel from Viacom-owned MTV Networks Latin America. ... Portuguese ( ) is a Romance language, of the Indo-European family. ... 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. ...


VH1 Europe

VH1 Europe broadcasts from London to Continental Europe. The line-up mainly consists of documentaries, including series like 'The Fabulous Life Of...' and 'The Rise and Rise Of...'. Shows are usually subtitled or dubbed in various languages. Most strands of programming identical to VH-1 UK, but with different schedules and advertisements. European redirects here. ... Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and peninsulae. ... The Fabulous Life Of is a VH1 television series detailing the places, things, and services various celebrities enjoy. ...


VH-1 Classic Europe is also available to many viewers and is, at present, entirely devoid of advertisements, with round-the-clock music videos.


VH-1 Germany

During the mid-1990s, a German-language version of VH-1 was broadcast, featuring more adult music than MTV, and using the original 1985 US logo. It proved unsuccessful and eventually had to make way for a mobile-content teen channel called MTV2 Pop. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... MTV2 Pop was a German music channel. ...


VH1 Poland

Launched (well, to say the truth renamed) on December 1, 2005. The channel is aimed at people in Poland over 25. The channel was formetly known as "MTV Classic" and (especially in its last months) was the same as present VH1, airing the same programs for the same target group.


VH1 India

In December 2004, MTV India and Zee-Turner teamed up to bring VH1 to India. In India, VH1 will be a 24-hour pay channel that will cater to the 16–44 age group. Zee TV is an India-based satellite television channel in the Zee Network umbrella, which carries broadcasts in Hindi and Urdu. ...


VH1 Latin America

On April 1, 2004, VH1 Latin America joined MTV and Nickelodeon Latin America targeting audiences 25–49 years old. Until then, the VH1 main channel available for Latin America was the original US version. The Spanish-language channel is tailored for the market and feature a mix of music and entertainment with local and international-recording artists, as well as original programming. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... MTV (Music Television) is a cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Nickelodeon redirects here. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ...


VH1 UK

Main article: VH1 UK

VH1 UK targets 25–44 years old, and has much of the same content as the main US channel. There has been two sister stations in the UK: VH1 Classic and the now axed channel VH2. VH1 UK is a British music television channel from MTV Networks Europe. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... -1...


VH1 Export

VH1 Export is a version of VH1 UK available in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant territories broadcasting via satellite, exclusively from the Showtime Arabia pay-TV network. In Africa (on DStv) and Thailand, on UBC 33. In Indonesia, VH1 programming also airs on MTV Indonesia at 5 and 7 pm, and on local terrestrial channels such as Jak-TV, Jakarta, TV Borobudur, Semarang, and Makassar TV, Makassar (UHF21) and also a full link channel seen on satellite PALAPA C2. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent. ... The Levant Levant is an imprecise geographical term historically referring to a large area in the Middle East south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and by the northern Arabian Desert and Upper Mesopotamia to the east. ... Showtime or Showtime Arabia (Gulf DTH F.Z. L.L.C., the operating company behind digital pay TV broadcaster Showtime) as its called to distinguish itself from its U.S. counterpart, is the dominant subscription television service in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant territories. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... DStv is MultiChoices multi-channel digital satellite TV service in Africa, launched in 1995. ... Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Semarang is a city on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia. ... Makassar, (Macassar, Mangkasar) is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. ...


VH1 programs

Bands Reunited was a television program produced by VH1 in 2004. ... Behind the Music is a television series on VH1 that ran from 1997 to 2003, and continues to air sporadically with new episodes. ... Best Week Ever (BWE to fans) is a weekly television program on the United States cable/satellite network VH1. ... Breaking Bonaduce is a celebreality show on VH1 that stars Danny Bonaduce and his wife Gretchen. ... Cant Get a Date is a documentary style reality show on VH1 and LOGO networks. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Celebrity Paranormal Project is a reality show, which debuted on VH1 on October 22, 2006. ... A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ... The Fabulous Life Of. ... Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy. ... Hogan Knows Best is an American reality television show, centered around the family life of professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea), and often focusing on the Hogans raising of their children, and on Hulk Hogans attempts to manage and assist in his childrens burgeoning careers. ... Ice-Ts Rap School is a reality television show on VH1. ... I Love the 70s is a television mini-series originally produced by the BBC, and later for American audiences by VH-1 which is the sister series to I Love the 80s and explains such stories about the 1970s. ... ... I Love the 80s is a television program that was produced by BBC in the United Kingdom and later for American TV audiences by VH1. ... I Love the 80s Strikes Back is a miniseries on VH1 in which various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1980s culture. ... I Love the 80s 3-D is the follow-up to VH1s hit 1980s nostalgia show I Love the 80s and its sequel I Love the 80s Strikes Back. ... I Love the 90s is a television mini-series originally produced by the BBC, and later for American audiences by VH1, in which various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1990s culture. ... I Love the 90s: Part Deux is a miniseries on VH1 in which various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1990s culture. ... I Love Toys is the latest in VH1s series of I Love. ... Kept premiered on the American cable network VH1 in late May 2005. ... My Fair Brady is a Celebreality show on VH1 that follows Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch, and Adrianne Curry, who won the first season of Americas Next Top Model, a year after they met and fell in love on The Surreal Life. ... A Pop-Up Video bubble pops during Lisa Loebs Stay (I Missed You) video Pop-Up Video was a VH1 show that popped up bubbles (officially called info nuggets) containing trivia and spry witticisms throughout music videos. ... Rock Bodies is a television show on VH1 which shows how celebrities get into physical shape. ... The cast of So NoTORIous So NoTORIous (The titles spelling is intentional and not a misprint) is Tori Spellings true life sitcom on VH1, loosely based on her life. ... VH1 Storytellers is a television series produced by the VH-1 network. ... The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of out-of-the-spotlight celebrities and films them as they live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for ten days. ... VSpot Top 20 Countdown is a weekly television show on the VH1 cable network. ... Web Junk 20 is a 2006 program in which VH1 and iFilm collaborate to highlight the twenty funniest and most interesting clips collected from the Internet that week. ... The World Series of Pop Culture is a VH1 game show tournament program sponsored by Alltel Wireless, based on Entertainment Weeklys Pop Culture Quiz. ...

See Also

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External links

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Spike TV (sometimes only Spike) is an American cable network designed to cater to a young male demographic and is also shown in Canada. ... TV Land is an American cable television network which first started transmissions on April 29, 1996. ... VH1 Brazil is a music channel from Viacom-owned MTV Networks Latin America. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... VH1 Soul is a digital cable and satellite television channel, it is a sister network to VH1. ... VH1 Uno is a digital cable and satellite television channel, which is the fourth sister network to VH1. ... Black Entertainment Television is an American cable network targeted toward African-American audiences in the United States. ... BET J (previously known as BET on Jazz and later BET Jazz) is a spin-off cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television), that presents enclusively jazz music-related programming, especially that of black jazz musicians. ... 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The MTV logotype, often used in different, less stylized, forms. ... 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 Classic was name of the Polish version of the television channel VH1. ... The MTV logotype, often used in different, less stylized, forms. ... MTV Eesti is a regional diversification of MTV which started airing on September 4, 2006 at 22:00 EET. The first video was Justice vs. ... MTV Europe launched on August 1, 1987. ... MTV Flux will be a new television channel in Ireland and the United Kingdom due to launch September 6, 2006 (although the website claims 2007). ... MTV Italy (Italian: MTV Italia), the Italian branch of MTV, is a national channel in Italy. ... MTV Latvija is a regional diversification of MTV which started airing on September 4, 2006 at 22:00 EET. The first video was Justice vs. ... MTV Lietuva is a regional diversification of MTV which started airing on September 4, 2006 at 22:00 EET. It is part of a new MTV project known as MTV Baltic which also includes MTV Latvija and MTV Eesti[1]. The channel plans to combine local and international music, as... MTV Russia is a Russian language free-to-air service seen in 22 million households in Moscow, St. ... It has been suggested that MTV Ireland be merged into this article or section. ... MTV2 Europe (also known as MTV2 UK or more commonly as simply MTV2) is a British television channel operated by MTV Networks Europe broadcasting primarily to the UK and Ireland, but also throughout much of Europe. ... Nickelodeon UK (usually called Nickelodeon or Nick) is a satellite/cable TV station for children. ... Nicktoons UK, formerly NickToons TV, is a digital television station for children in the United Kingdom. ... Nick Jr. ... TMF Flanders is a Flemish (Dutch spoken) television station operating from Mechelen which mainly shows popmusic videoclips. ... TMF is a Dutch television channel televising mainly pop music video clips, broadcasting from Bussum. ... The Music Factory, TMF for short, is a music video channel in the United Kingdom owned by MTV Networks Europe. ... VH1 UK is a British music television channel from MTV Networks Europe. ... For more information, see VH1 Classic VH1 Classic is a digital television channel in the United Kingdom. ... VIVA is a German, private music television channel located in Cologne, Germany. ... MTV Networks Asia Pacific operates ten 24-hour programming services - MTV Australia, MTV China, MTV India, MTV Indonesia, MTV Japan, MTV Korea, MTV Mandarin, MTV Philippines, MTV Southeast Asia, MTV Thailand, Nickelodeon Philippines, Nickelodeon Singapore and Nickelodeon New Zealand. ... MTV Australia is the Australian version of MTV Music Television, a channel specialising in music and youth culture programming. ... MTVs official logo MTV (Music Television) India is the Indian subsidiary of MTV, a cable television network headquartered in New York. ... On May 18, 2006 Sky Television announced the launch of a wholly-owned and operated localised MTV channel. ... 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 Philippines or (Music Television Network Philippines) is MTV Networks Asia franchise in the Philippines was born on January 1, 2001, founder by Tom Freston, president of MTV Networks in America. ... Nickelodeon Australia is a counterpart of the Nickelodeon network in the USA. Categories: Substubs ... Nickelodeon Japan (Usually called Nickelodeon, or abbreviated to Nick Japan), is a satellite/cable TV station for Japanese children, teens and adults. ... Nickelodeon New Zealand is a 24 hour kids channel for kids aged 2-14 in New Zealand. ... VH1 is a music channel in Australia. ... Atom Entertainment is owned by Viacoms MTV branch. ... GameTrailers is a website which delivers broadband video-game content. ... iFilm is an online archive of short films, movie trailers, and other video clips of interest. ... MTV Overdrive is MTVs newest broadband video channel. ... Screenshot of the Neopets homepage viewed with Internet Explorer Neopets is an online virtual pet simulation game. ... Quizilla is a website for user-created personality and other types of quizzes. ... Xfire is a freeware instant messaging service targeted toward gamers, that also serves as a game server browser. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... DreamWorks SKG is one of the major American film studios which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games, and television programming. ... DreamWorks Home Entertainment is the home video division of DreamWorks SKG, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, which in turn is owned by Viacom. ... DreamWorks Television is a television production company that is a division of DreamWorks SKG, a subsidiary of Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures. ... Go Fish Pictures is the specialty film division of the DreamWorks SKG film studio, which is owned by Paramount Pictures, itself a subsidiary of Viacom. ... Paramount Home Entertainment (formerly Paramount Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1981. ... Closing logo Paramount Classics is the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures (which in turn is owned by Viacom), charged with producing, purchasing, distributing and marketing films, generally those with a more art house feel than films made and distributed by its parent company. ... Republic Pictures Corporation (aka Republic Entertainment) is an independent film, television, and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, best known for its specialization in quality B pictures, westerns and movie serials. ... United International Pictures (UIP) is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom) and Universal Studios (owned by NBC Universal), to distribute some of the two studios films outside United States (including territories) and Canada. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the major American film studios that has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los... Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Times Square, New York The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. ... Famous Music is a music publisher in the United States. ... The Harmonix Music Systems logo. ... Paramount Comedy is a television channel shown in the UK. As the name suggests, it is owned by Paramount Pictures (aka Viacom) and concentrates on comedy. ...

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