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MTV
MTV Logo 2010.svg
Country United States
Headquarters New York City
Programming
Language(s) English
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Ownership
Owner ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks (ViacomCBS)
Sister channels MTV2, Tr3́s, mtvU, VH1, Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Comedy Central, MTV India
History
Launched August 1, 1981; 39 years ago (1981-08-01)
Former names MTV: Music Television (August 1, 1981–February 8, 2010)
Availability
Cable
Available on many U.S. cable providers Check local listings for channel numbers
Satellite
DirecTV 331 (SD & HD)
1331 (On Demand)
Dish Network 160 (SD)
1333 (HD)
IPTV
Verizon FiOS 210 (SD)
710 (HD)
AT&T U-verse 1502 East / 1503 West (HD)
502 East / 503 West (SD)

MTV (music television) is an American cable television network. They are based in New York City. The channel launched on August 1, 1981. They used to only show music videos. The first music video shown on MTV was Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles. Today, the channel shows many different television programs aimed at adolescents and young adults.

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