What are music channels?Music television is a type of television programming which focuses predominantly on playing music videos from bands, usually on dedicated television channels broadcasting on satellite or cable.
MTV• MTV, originally an initialism 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.
4 Music• 4Music is a music and entertainment channel in the United Kingdom and available on some digital television providers in the Republic of Ireland.• It is the only channel within the Box Television Network to be branded under Channel 4 and is one of the only channels in the network to be broadcast in widescreen.• The channel replaced The Hits. It is available on Freeview, Virgin Media, Sky and Smallworld Cable.
The Box• The Box is a television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland.• The channel is one of many within the Box Television network, a joint venture between Channel Four Television Corporation and Bauer Group.• The channel mainly broadcasts music videos, although it also features other music-related programming from 4Music.
VIVA• VIVA a free-to-air German language based music television channel went first on the air on 1. December 1993.• A consortium of broadcasters and record companies led by Time Warner, Sony Television, Polygram Records and EMI Music, saw their investment in VIVA as an antidote to the "vain posturing power of MTV Networks executives" according to Germanys Süddeutsche Zeitung.• VIVA became an immediate success with the audience, while ultimately providing German artists with a music channel that could help expose their music to the German audience.• After many years of fierce competition for audience share, MTV Networks Europe eventually acquired VIVA on 14. January 2005 after it had outran its own efforts for better ratings. MTV today operates VIVA channels across Europe, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.