Channel V

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Channel V
Channel V Logo.svg
Launched15 September 1991 (as MTV)
23 May 1994 (as Channel V)
Owned by Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International)
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganV, don't regret
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia
Formerly called MTV (1991-1994)
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K+ (Vietnam)Channel 64
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TransVision (Indonesia)Channel 550
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 225
Channel 376 (HD)
SKYNET (Myanmar)Asia
Channel 54 (SD)
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 150 (SD)
(Middle East & North Africa)
Channel 352 (HD)
Austar (Australia)Channel 801
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 801
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 73
Channel 74
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MediaNet (Maldives)Channel 552
Cable Star Iloilo (Philippines)Channel 71
SPC-New World Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 54
Hanoi Cable Television (Vietnam)Channel 27
HTVC (Vietnam)Channel 64
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 534
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 352
Channel 547
olleh TV (South Korea)Channel 138

Channel V (styled Channel [V]) is a Southeast Asian pay television network owned by Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific, a pay-TV channel unit of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. It was launched by what was back then Star TV to replace MTV's original Asian operation.

Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Television broadcaster in Hong Kong

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Southeast Asia

Channel V Asia is the flagship of the Channel V network. It was founded after MTV Asia parted ways with the Star TV Network.[ citation needed ] It was produced and operated from Hong Kong from January 1994 until January 2002, after which operations and studios were shifted to Malaysia with some aspects still operating in Hong Kong.[ citation needed ] Since 1 January 2008, Channel V International has moved back to its original studio in Hong Kong, which is also the same studio of Channel V China and Taiwan.[ citation needed ]

Former VJs

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It is operated by Star India. On 1 July 2015, the channel discontinued its musical programming and started focusing on original content through fiction dailies and studio formats that address teenage issues. [1] On 30 June 2016, stopped airing original programming. On 1 August, it rebranded its graphical package. [1] Later,it discontinued operations on 15 September 2018.

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Channel [V] ceased broadcasting in Australia on 26 February 2016, as it merged with [V] Hits.

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Former VJs

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It is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, GMM Media and TrueVisions. [2]

Former VJs


It was a joint venture between Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific, Fox International Channels, TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company and Northern Star Productions as network providers. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Mainland China

Fox International Channels Asia Pacific sold certain Mandarin language entertainment television channels that target Mainland China, including Channel V Mainland China, to China Media Capital. As a result, Channel V Mainland China is a part of Star China Media as of 2014. It is broadcast free-to-air on AsiaSat 7. [11] Channel V switches between Simplified and Traditional Chinese with selected Channel V International programs airing with Chinese subtitles. It is the only feed that is available free-to-air.


It started operating in Taiwan in 1994. On 1 September 2012 it was rebranded as Fox Taiwan, while Channel V Taiwan still operated overseas. On 15 July 2018, Channel V Taiwan was officially shutdown.


Current VJs

Former VJs


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  2. STAR, TrueVisions and GMM Media Enter Strategic Alliance for CHANNEL V Thailand Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via
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