MTV MTV, originally an initialise of Music Television, is an American cable television channel based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs. Today, MTV primarily broadcasts a variety of reality and scripted television programs targeted at adolescents and young adults.
OTHER CHANNELS OF MTV MTV has spawned numerous sister channels in the U.S. and affiliated channels internationally, some of which have gone independent. MTVs influence on its audience, including issues related to censorship and social activism, has been a subject of debate for years. MTV Base, MTV Dance, MTV2 are all for different genres.
MTV MTV again resurrected the long-running series MTV Unplugged in 2009 with performances from acts such as Adele, Katy Perry, and Paramore. However, unlike past Unplugged specials, these new recordings usually only aired in their entirety on MTVs website, MTV.com. Nevertheless, short clips of the specials are shown on MTV during the AMTV block of music videos in the early morning hours. On June 12, 2011, MTV aired a traditional TV premiere of a new installment of MTV Unplugged instead of a web debut. The featured artist was rapper Lil Wayne and the show debuted both on MTV and MTV2. The channel followed up with a similar TV premiere of MTV Unplugged with Florence and the Machine on April 8, 2012.
MTV MTV launched a new talk show based on hip hop music on April 12, 2012, called Hip Hop POV, hosted by Amanda Seales, Bu Thiam, Charlamagne, Devi Dev and Sowmya Krishnamurthy. The show features said hosts who give commentary on the news making headlines in hip hop culture, provide their opinions on new music, grant insider access to the biggest events and engage in artist interviews
MTV … MTV launched 10 on Top in May 2010, hosted by Lenay Dunn. 10 on Top is a weekly program airing on Saturdays that counts down the top 10 most trending and talked about topics of the week. Lenay Dunn also appeared in segments between MTVs shows throughout the day as a recognizable personality and face of the channel in the absence of traditional VJs aside from its MTV News correspondents. Season 3 is scheduled to begin on October 13, 2012. The animated series Beavis and Butt-head returned to MTV in October 2011 with new episodes. As with the original version of the series that ran from 1993 to 1997, the modern-day Beavis and Butt-head features segments in which its main characters watch and criticize music videos.
KERRANG! In 2001 EMAP launched Kerrang! TV. As with the radio station, the television channel covers the more mainstream side of the rock music as well as classic rock bands like Aerosmith and AC/DC, and classic heavy metal bands such as Guns N Roses and Metallica. Kerrang TV is now a joint venture between Bauer Media Group and Channel 4.
CHANNEL AKA Channel AKA (formerly Channel U) is a British digital satellite TV channel, owned by All Around the World Productions, available through Sky within the UK and Ireland on channel 370. It is a music channel, focusing on playing upcoming UK urban/grime/hip-hop music and has helped the breakthrough for acts such as Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Devlin and N-Dubz.
VIVA In the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, VIVA launched on 26 October 2009, replacing TMF it has a completely different logo to the other countries.