Bohemia Visual Music

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Bohemia Visual Music
Bvm logo.jpg
Launched 1982
August 20, 2011 (internet)
Closed March 29, 2010 (TV)
Owned by Bohemia Visual Music LLC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan It's About The Music
Country United States United States
Headquarters Phoenix, Arizona
Portland, Oregon
Los Angeles, California
Formerly called 24-7 Videos (2005-2006)
Bohemia Afterdark (1982-2003)
Website http://bvmtv.com

Bohemia Visual Music (also referred to as "BVM" and "BVM TV") is an Internet broadcast music video service in the United States that was formerly a Television Broadcast Station Service.

History[edit]

The service began as Bohemia Afterdark in 1982 and operated in Phoenix, AZ but early history is unknown until 1990 when they moved to Portland, Oregon. In 1992 they began airing on KPDX Portland and then they move to KWBP in 1994. In 1995 they began airing on 22 Network One affiliates.[1] In 1997 Network One shut down and the service moved to KOIN and in 2001, the service moved back to Phoenix, airing on KASW, then in 2002, moved to KPHO-TV. In 2003 they got their own station, KPHE-LP, at the time broadcasting on channel 19 in Mesa, Arizona, and changed their name to Bohemia Visual Music. KPHE moved to channel 44 in Phoenix in 2005.[2] Bohemia Visual Music changed their name to 24-7 Videos for a few months from mid-2005 to early-2006, then reverted to Bohemia Visual Music.

In July 2006, KPHE replaced Bohemia Visual Music with Spanish-language programming, and BVM was without a broadcast outlet until September 2006, when they began broadcasting on KORS-CA digital subchannel 16.2 in Portland.

In March 2008, Bohemia Visual Music began broadcasting on KDOC-TV 56.3 in Los Angeles, California and KJKZ-LP 27 in Fresno, California, but by July, BVM was no longer airing on these channels.[3][4]

On March 29, 2010, Bohema Visual Music left KORS-CA from its digital signal to focus on Internet Broadcasting. Now KORS-CD, it carries only Home Shopping Network and America One.[5]

As of August 20, 2011, Bohemia Visual Music relaunched with a website as an internet broadcast.[6]

Programming[edit]

Bohemia Visual Music featured a diverse mix of music video programming.[7]

Former affiliates[edit]

City Station Channel Owner
Anaheim-Los Angeles, CA KDOC-TV
56.3
Ellis Communications, Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona KPHE-LD
44
Lotus Communications Corporation
Portland, Oregon KORS-CD
16.2
WatchTV, Inc.
Fresno, California KJKZ-LP
27
Cocola Broadcasting

Logos[edit]

Slogans[edit]

  • Music Television, The Way It Should Be (2002-2010)
  • It's About The Music (2003-2010)
  • Your Music Channel (2008-2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bohemia Afterdark on Network One". Archived from the original on 1998-01-30. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Bohemia Visual Music History". Myspace. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  3. ^ "KDOC 32.3 SDTV Launches to Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Television Viewers". Prweb. January 10, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  4. ^ "Bohemia Visual Music on KJKZ". Youtube. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  5. ^ Bohemia Visual Music Channel: "Bohemia Visual Music - Its About The Music" YouTube
  6. ^ BVM website
  7. ^ "Bohemia Visual Music schedule". Bohemia Visual Music. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 

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