|Launched||January 17, 2011|
|Owned by||MTV Networks International & Ananey Communications Ltd|
|Headquarters||Tel Aviv, Israel, London, UK, Warsaw, Poland, New York, United States|
|Sister channel(s)||MTV Classic, MTV Hits, MTV Dance, MTV Rocks, VH1 Europe, MTV Live HD, Comedy Central Israel, Nickelodeon Israel|
|HOT (Digital)||Channel 88|
|HOT (Analog)||Channel 7|
MTV Israel, is the Hebrew-speaking branch of MTV. A 24-hour music channel launched on January 17, 2011.
MTV is an American pay television channel that serves as the flagship property of owner Viacom Media Networks and is headquartered in New York City. The channel was launched on August 1, 1981, and originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys" (VJs). At first, MTV's main target demographic was young adults, but today it is primarily teenagers, particularly high school and college students.
Tel Aviv-Jaffa, often referred to as just Tel Aviv, is the most populous city in the largest metropolitan area of Israel. Located on the country's Mediterranean coastline and with a population of 443,939, it is the economic and technological center of the country. If East Jerusalem is considered part of Israel, Tel Aviv is the country's second most populous city after Jerusalem; if not, Tel Aviv is the most populous city before West Jerusalem.
A television channel is a terrestrial frequency or virtual number over which a television station or television network is distributed. For example, in North America, "channel 2" refers to the terrestrial or cable band of 54 to 60 MHz, with carrier frequencies of 55.25 MHz for NTSC analog video (VSB) and 59.75 MHz for analog audio (FM), or 55.31 MHz for digital ATSC (8VSB). Channels may be shared by many different television stations or cable-distributed channels depending on the location and service provider
Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to consumers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables. This contrasts with broadcast television, in which the television signal is transmitted over the air by radio waves and received by a television antenna attached to the television; or satellite television, in which the television signal is transmitted by a communications satellite orbiting the Earth and received by a satellite dish on the roof. FM radio programming, high-speed Internet, telephone services, and similar non-television services may also be provided through these cables. Analog television was standard in the 20th century, but since the 2000s, cable systems have been upgraded to digital cable operation.
MTV News is the news production division of MTV. The service is available in the US with localized versions on MTV's global network. In February 2016, MTV Networks confirmed it would refresh the MTV News brand in 2016, to compete with the likes of BuzzFeed and Vice, however by mid-2017 MTV News was significantly downsized due to cutbacks.
MTV Cribs is a documentary television program that originated on MTV and features tours of the houses and mansions of celebrities. MTV currently produces short-form episodes of the program and distributes it through Snapchat Discover.
Eye Candy is a short-lived American thriller television series which premiered on MTV on January 12, 2015. The series was developed by Christian Taylor, and is based on the novel of the same name by R. L. Stine. Eye Candy stars Victoria Justice as Lindy Sampson, a tech genius who goes on the hunt for a serial killer in New York while searching for her lost sister Sara. On February 11, 2014, Eye Candy was picked up for a 10 episode first season. Justice revealed on April 18, 2015, that the series had been cancelled.
MTV Base is a 24-hour hip-hop/urban music channel from Viacom International Media Networks Europe. The channel focuses primarily on hip hop, R&B, grime, garage, reggae, funk and soul music.
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MTV Germany was a German pay television channel operated by MTV Networks Europe. The channel was launched as MTV Networks Europe began to localise its brand throughout Europe in 1997. MTV Germany was launched on 7 March 1997 as MTV Central. The network was set up to counteract strong competition from then-rival VIVA. Since end of 2017 it is once again as a FREE TV channel.
MTV Russia is a Russian-language free-to-air 24-hour music and general entertainment channel broadcasting in the Russian Federation. Under a licensing agreement from Viacom International Media Networks the channel was operated by Prof Media. From June 2013, VIMN Russia announced it would operate the channel after the agreement between both media organizations ceased. VIMN Russia relaunched the channel MTV Russia channel on October 1, 2013 and is also served by mtv.ru.
MTV Adria was a localized version of the music and entertainment channel MTV Europe, customized for the Balkan countries that used to be constituent parts of Yugoslavia. It served the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
MTV Eesti was a twenty-four-hour music and entertainment channel operated by MTV Networks Europe. The channel began on 4 September 2006 at 22:00 EEST. The channel was available in Estonia.
MTV France is a French pay-television channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe. It was launched as MTV Networks Europe began to further localise its brand throughout Europe. MTV France was launched on 20 June 2000. It is also distributed in Belgium (Wallonia), Switzerland (Romandie), Monaco and Francophone Africa.
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MTV Hungary is an Hungarian pay television channel that was launched on 1 October 2007. It originally closed down on 1 December 2013. It was re-launched on October 3, 2017, replacing the localised variant of music channel VIVA.
Nickelodeon is a pay television network dedicated to kids. Nickelodeon is widely available throughout Europe as a subscription service or free-to-air service; depending on what region in Europe you are living in. Nickelodeon is seen in 24.2 million households throughout Europe, via channels and blocks.
MTV Switzerland was a localised version of MTV for the German-speaking market in that country. The channel began as an opt-out feed of MTV Central in 2004 featuring localized advertising and sponsorship, but as of April 2009 the channel will feature more local programming. Following the ceasing of VIVA Switzerland, MTV Switzerland was relaunched in April 2009 with more localized features to coincide ina dedicated website MTV.ch was launched in January 2010, alongside new music programming including a Swiss-German version of Brand New. VIVA Switzerland was later revived in 2012.
MTV Lithuania & Latvia was a twenty-four-hour music and entertainment channel operated by MTV Networks Europe. The channel was originally formed in September 2006 at Lithuania, at January 2009 it got re-formed to double channel including both Lithuania and Latvia and targeted audiences in Lithuania and Latvia.
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HOT Comedy Central is the Hebrew-language version Comedy Central. It is the 10th Comedy Central channel. The channel was launched on January 1, 2011. The channel shows international and local shows. The channel is owned by Ananey Communications under license from Viacom International Media Networks and broadcasts exclusively for cable on HOT.
Nickelodeon Philippines is a pay television channel that was launched on 1 April 2011 as a localised variant of American channel Nickelodeon, with programming aimed at children and teenagers. It is owned by Viacom International Media Networks Asia Pacific in partnership with All Youth Channels. Upon its launch, it replaced the Southeast Asian feed of Nickelodeon in the Philippines, which used to be distributed in the country since its launch in 1996.
Alex Okosi is a Nigerian-born, US-educated media executive responsible for developing and launching MTV Africa in February 2005. He has also spearheaded the launch of other localized Viacom brands in Africa encompassing Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Currently, he is responsible for managing the growth and development of the Viacom International Media Networks Africa business - a multichannel portfolio that reaches over 100 million viewers and includes MTV, MTV base, Nickelodeon, VH1, BET International and Comedy Central. Okosi is the creative force behind the MTV Africa Music Awards, a high-profile event that has helped talented African artists raise their international profile and status.
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