Mnet (TV channel)

Last updated
Music Makes One Mnet Logo.png
Owned by CJ Group
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganWe Are K-Pop
CountrySouth Korea
HeadquartersCJ E&M Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu
Formerly calledMusic Network
Sister channel(s)Mnet Japan
Mnet America
Mnet Europe
tvN Korea
tvN Asia
O tvN
Channel CGV
Chunghwa TV
SkyLife (South Korea)Channel 46 (HD)
Dish Network (United States)Channel 128
DirecTV (United States)Channel 138
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 191 (Digital)
Verizon Fios (United States)Channel 229 (SD)
Channel 729 (HD)
Time Warner Cable (United States)Channel 126 (Hawaii)
Comcast (United States)Channel 682 (Chicago)
HanaTV Channel 23 (HD)
Olleh TV Channel 153 (HD)
U + TVChannel 23 (HD)
Streaming media
Mwave Watch Live (Selected Shows Only.)

Mnet (acronym of Music Network) is a South Korean pay television music channel owned by CJ E&M, a division of CJ Group.

An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components of a phrase or a word, usually individual letters, as in NATO or SCUBA and sometimes syllables.

Pay television or subscription television are subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analog and digital cable and satellite television, but also increasingly via digital terrestrial, IPTV and internet television. Subscription television began in the multi-channel transition and transitioned into the post-network era. Some parts of the world, notably in France, Latin America and the United States, have also offered encrypted analog terrestrial signals available for subscription.

CJ E&M South Korean Company

CJ E&M is a South Korean entertainment and mass media company by CJ Group in 2011. As July 2018, CJ E&M became a division of the CJ ENM.


The CJ E&M Center Studio located in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul is the broadcast and recording centre of many Mnet programs with a studio audience, namely the live weekly music show M Countdown . [1] It is also the venue for live performances in survival shows such as Show Me The Money, Unpretty Rapstar, Produce 101 (seasons one and two), Idol School, Produce 48, and Produce X 101. The global website named for Mnet Global changed to MWave in April 2013. Other sites from Mnet are not affected with the change. [2]

Sangam-dong is a legal dong, neighbourhood of the Mapo-gu district in Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul Special City in Seoul Capital Area, South Korea

Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area.

Studio audience

A studio audience is an audience present for the recording of all or part of a television program or radio program. The primary purpose of the studio audience is to provide applause and/or laughter to the program's soundtrack. Additionally, live studio audiences produce an energy off of which the actors can feed, as well as push actors to perform to the best of their abilities. Unlike relying on the ideal chuckles that a laugh track consistently provides, actors have to work for the laughs. A studio audience can also provide volunteers, a visual backdrop and discussion participants. On some game shows, contestants are taken from the studio audience, such as with The Price Is Right.



1995–1999South Korea music channel m.net한국의 음악채널
2000–2001Channel in my mind m.net내 마음속의 채널
2001–2003Korean music channel m.net한국인의 음악채널
2003–2004, 2007–2008Enjoy It! m.net즐겨봐!
January 2005–July 10th anniversary, full! 10년, 완전엠넷!
July 2005–2007Hello, my name is Mnet!
2008–2010Beyond music [3]
2010–2011All about 20's
2011–2013, 2013 – December 2016

(Still in use; main slogan)

Music makes one [4]
April 2013–October 7, 2013Jump! Mnet [5] juMp! 엠넷
January 2014 – December 2016KPop makes one
January 2017 – January 2019Move me, move the world, moveMnet
June 2018 – January 2019Mnet makes new K-pop star & trends
January 2019 – presentWe Are K-POP


Current programming

<i>Produce X 101</i> Boy group survival reality show

Produce X 101 is an ongoing 2019 Korean boy group survival reality show on Mnet. This is the 4th season of the TV franchise. The public "produces" a boy band by choosing 11 members among the 101 trainees from 47 different entertainment companies and independent trainees through online voting and live voting with multiple elimination rounds. The public will also choose the group's concept, debut song and group name. The show premiered on May 3, 2019.

<i>Not the Same Person You Used to Know</i> 2018–2019 South Korean variety show

Not the Same Person You Used to Know is a South Korean variety show which premiered on Mnet every Thursday at 23:00 (KST) on December 20, 2018.

<i>I Can See Your Voice</i> international television series franchise

I Can See Your Voice, also stylized as I Can See Your Voice — Mystery Music Show, is an international mystery music game show franchise. It is based on the similarly named South Korean television program created by television producer Lee Seon-young.

Music programming

  • M Countdown
  • Daily Music Talk
  • M Morning
  • Live on M
  • MPD Music Video Commentary
  • M2 Today's Song Weekly Chart
  • Mnet Present
  • M Super Concert
<i>M Countdown</i> South Korean music television program

M Countdown (Korean: 엠카운트다운) is a South Korean music program broadcast by Mnet. It airs live every Thursday. The show features some of the latest and most popular artists who perform live on stage. It is broadcast from CJ E&M Center Studio in Sangam-dong, Mapo District, Seoul. It also airs live in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, United States, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.

Special events

Asia Song Festival, a.k.a.A-Song-Fe or ASF, is an annual Asian pop music festival held in South Korea, since 2004. It is hosted by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE) and features artists from Asian countries. Participating artists are awarded a plaque of appreciation by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Best Asian Artist by the chairman of Korea Foundation for International Culture and Exchange (KOFICE). South Korean boy band TVXQ is the only act to have participated for five consecutive years, since the 1st festival in 2004.

<i>Billboard</i> Music Award award

The Billboard Music Award is an honor given out annually by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business. The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually since 1990 and the event was formerly held in December until it went dormant in 2006. The awards returned in 2011 and are now held annually in May as the last of the Big Three major music awards.

Gaon Chart Music Awards Korean music award

The Gaon Chart Music Awards, also known as the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, is a major music awards show that is held annually in South Korea by the national music record chart Gaon Chart.

Awards (hosted by Mnet)

Mnet Asian Music Awards award

The Mnet Asian Music Awards is a major South Korean music awards ceremony presented annually by entertainment company CJ E&M. The majority of prizes are awarded to K-pop artists, though some prizes are awarded to other Asian artists. The awards ceremony was first held in Seoul in 1999 and aired on Mnet. MAMA has been held outside of South Korea between 2010 and 2017 and now airs internationally.

The Genie Music Awards is a major music awards show that is held annually in South Korea and organized by Genie Music together with their partner network.

Former programming



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