|Broadcast area|| Europe |
Latin America and Caribbean
Middle East and North Africa
|Picture format||4:3 576i SDTV|
|Owner||ViacomCBS Networks International|
|Sister channels|| MTV |
|Launched||6 July 2020 (in New Zealand)|
5 October 2020 (in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean)
1 March 2021 (in MENA)
|Replaced|| VH1 Classic (Europe)|
MTV Classic (NZ)
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 607|
|Caiway (Netherlands)||Channel 128|
|CAI Harderwijk (Netherlands)||Channel 96|
|Kabel Noord (Netherlands)||Channel 353|
|Kabeltex (Netherlands)||Channel 226|
|Vodafone TV (Spain)||Channel 187|
|DELTA (Netherlands)||Channel 209|
|UPC (Switzerland)||Channel 254|
|Naxoo (Switzerland)||Channel 180|
|Nowo (Portugal)||Channel 89|
|Canal Digitaal (Netherlands)||Channel 95|
|Sky (New Zealand)||Channel 116 & 123|
|beIN (MENA)||Channel 282|
|Proximus TV (Belgium)||Channel 152|
|T-Mobile Netherlands||Channel 234|
|Tele2 Netherlands||Channel 219|
|Fiber Netherlands||Channel 234|
|Free (France)||Channel 280|
|Beeline (Russia)||Channel 616|
|Ziggo GO (Netherlands)||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
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On November 30, 2004, VH1 Classic Europe featured a program with 1980s music videos, "So 80s", after the launch of this channel. Since December 2005, VH1 Classic Europe featured thematic programs with clips from the 1980s:
On September 4, 2006, "So 80s" was renamed to "We Are The 80s". In 2007, VH1 Classic Europe started broadcasting a morning program with 80s music videos - "The 80s At 8" - from 08:00 to 09:00 CET. On July 1, 2012, VH1 Classic Europe cancelled all of these programs. In April 2015, VH1 Classic Europe started a marathon of 80s music videos – "Nothing But The 80s", which was released every three weeks – on weekends. On January 8, 2018, another program appeared on VH1 Classic Europe - "80s Boys vs 80s Girls". At the end of June 2018, on VH1 Classic Europe discontinued "80s Boys vs 80s Girls", and in September of this year, "Nothing But The 80s" was also cancelled. In April 2020, VH1 Classic Europe cancelled "We Are The 80s", in connection with the move of MTV 80s to the frequency of this channel, which was previously broadcast on MTV Classic UK.
From February 28 to March 31, 2020, MTV 80s was broadcast in a test mode replacing MTV Classic UK, but was never planned as a full-time replacement. From April 2020 until October 2020, VH1 Classic Europe broadcast a block of MTV 80s programming from midnight until midday.
Since October 5, 2020 from 05:00 CET, MTV 80s broadcasts in full mode heaving replaced VH1 Classic Europe. The last video to be broadcast on VH1 Classic Europe was "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. The first video on MTV 80s channel was "Never Let Me Down Again" by Depeche Mode at 05:00 CET.
Since July 6, 2020, MTV 80s broadcasts in New Zealand around the clock replacing MTV Classic Australia. On October 5, 2020, MTV 80s expanded its broadcast area to Latin America and the Caribbean replacing the European feed of VH1 Classic. On March 1, 2021, MTV 80s expanded its broadcast area to the Middle East and North Africa through beIN Network.
Since its launch, MTV 80s has been broadcasting in the format of the British music channel Now 80s. Unlike Now 80s, MTV 80s doesn't broadcast any announcements nor commercial advertising.
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