|Owned by||CJ Group|
|Picture format|| 1080i HDTV |
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Slogan||We Are K-Pop|
|Headquarters||CJ E&M Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu|
|Formerly called||Music Network|
|Sister channel(s)||Mnet Japan|
|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 + TV||Channel 23 (HD)|
|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 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 .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.
Sangam-dong is a legal dong, neighbourhood of the Mapo-gu district in Seoul, 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.
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.
|1995–1999||South Korea music channel m.net||한국의 음악채널 m.net|
|2000–2001||Channel in my mind m.net||내 마음속의 채널 m.net|
|2001–2003||Korean music channel m.net||한국인의 음악채널 m.net|
|2003–2004, 2007–2008||Enjoy It! m.net||즐겨봐! m.net|
|January 2005–July 2005||m.net 10th anniversary, full m.net!||m.net 10년, 완전엠넷!|
|July 2005–2007||Hello, my name is Mnet!|
|2010–2011||All about 20's|
|2011–2013, 2013 – December 2016 |
(Still in use; main slogan)
|Music makes one|
|April 2013–October 7, 2013||Jump! Mnet||juMp! 엠넷|
|January 2014 – December 2016||KPop makes one|
|January 2017 – January 2019||Move me, move the world, moveMnet|
|June 2018 – January 2019||Mnet makes new K-pop star & trends|
|January 2019 – present||We Are K-POP|
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Choi Whee-sung, better known by his stage name Wheesung, is a South Korean R&B singer, record producer, and musical theatre actor. In 2017, Wheesung set up an independent label called Realslow Company, and also promotes under another stage name Realslow.
JYP Entertainment Corporation is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. It was established by J. Y. Park in 1997. It operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house. In addition, the company operates various subsidiary ventures and different number of divisions worldwide.
2PM (Korean: 투피엠) is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. Former leader Jaebeom officially left the band in early 2010.
Amy Lee, known professionally as Ailee, is a Korean-American singer and songwriter based in South Korea.
KCON is an annual Korean wave convention held in different locations across the world, created by Koreaboo in 2012 and organized by CJ E&M. It was first held in Southern California as KCON USA and has since expanded into eight different countries as of 2018.
Got7 (Korean: 갓세븐) is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment. The group is composed of seven members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. Got7 debuted in January 2014 with the release of their first EP Got It?, which peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard's World Albums Chart. The group gained attention for their stage performances, which include elements of martial arts tricking.
2 Cool 4 Skool is the debut single album by South Korean boy band BTS. It was released on June 12, 2013. The single album consists of nine tracks including two hidden tracks, with "No More Dream" as the lead single. The group also promoted another track "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" from the album together with the lead single.
O!RUL8,2? is the first extended play by South Korean boy band BTS. It was released on September 11, 2013 as the second album after 2 Cool 4 Skool. The album consists of ten tracks, with "N.O" as the lead single. The group later promoted "Attack On Bangtan ", another track from the album.
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Lucky J was a South Korean hip-hop group formed by YMC Entertainment. The group's three original members were J'Kyun, Jessi, and J-Yo. The group debuted with their first single "Can You Hear Me?" in July 2014.
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Wanna One (Korean: 워너원) was a South Korean boy band formed by CJ E&M through the 2017 survival competition Produce 101. The group was composed of eleven members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-wu, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-sung, Hwang Min-hyun, Bae Jin-young and Ha Sung-woon. The group debuted on August 7, 2017 under Swing Entertainment and CJ E&M. Their contract ended on December 31, 2018, but their final activity as a group was their last concert on January 24–27, 2019.
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Produce 48 was a 2018 reality competition show on Mnet. It was a large-scale project in which the public "produces" a girl group by voting for members out of a pool of 96 contestants from South Korea and Japan, as well as voting for the group's concept, name and debut single. The show was a collaboration between the Mnet series Produce 101 and the J-pop idol group AKB48. The winning 12 contestants, with no nationality caps, as voted only by Korean viewers, would promote as a group for two and a half years. The program itself is primarily in Korean, however staff and trainer instructions are translated onsite by interpreters. The show announced the final 12 members who made it into, as well as the official name of the group IZ*ONE during the finale on August 31, 2018.