|Launched||January 16, 2006 (as Music: High Definition)|
|Owned by||Viacom Media Networks (Viacom)|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Slogan||Epic. Awesome. Music.|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York
|Formerly called||Music: High Definition (2006–2008)|
|Dish Network||Channel 369|
|Available on some cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
|AT&T U-verse||Channel 1505|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 711|
Palladia is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by the MTV Networks Music & Logo Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel, which broadcasts in the 1080i resolution format, broadcasts music-related programming from Viacom-owned networks MTV, VH1, and CMT.
In the winter of 2005, F. Stone Roberts (director and producer), Agent Ogden (editor and post supervisor), Colin Oberschmidt (director of photography), Sonia Taylor (production assistant) and George Oliphant (VJ) took residence in Vail, Colorado to launch the channel. The team produced live concerts and a one-hour weekly music show, called Uncompressed, from a lookalike ski lodge built inside the Eagle's Nest at the top of Vail Mountain at 10,350 feet (3,450 yd). The channel's original executive producer was Morgan Hertzan, who had worked with mtvU. Olympic bump skier, pro football player, Jeremy Bloom was a guest VJ during the original run in Vail. Original concerts produced at Vail Resorts included James Blunt, Jamie Cullum, Yellowcard, Train, P.O.D, Hoobastank, Goo Goo Dolls, Gary Allan, The Fray, Death Cab For Cutie and Mat Kearney.
The network officially launched on January 16, 2006 as Music: High Definition (MHD). At its debut, the channel had limited distribution with Verizon FiOS being the only provider to carry MHD. Two months later, Cox Communications reached an agreement to carry the channel, which was subsequently added to Cox systems in New Orleans, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix. Around the same time, Comcast started carrying the channel on its systems in Boston and Atlanta.
Charter Communications began carrying the channel on its St. Louis system on July 18, 2006, adding the channel to its systems in the northern Midwest in early November of that year. Time Warner Cable began carrying the channel in some regions in late December 2006. In 2007, Service Electric Cable Television began to carry the channel on its systems in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. On October 4, 2007, DirecTV began carrying the network nationwide. Initially, Mitsubishi Electric Digital Televisions became the exclusive sponsor of Palladia and continues to partially sponsor them to this day. The channel changed its name to Palladia on September 1, 2008.
Specials formerly broadcast on Palladia included the HD simulcasts of the MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and VH1 Hip Hop Honors. As carriage of the MTV, CMT and VH1 HD simulcast networks expanded, these programs became exclusive to their parent channel's HD broadcast streams.
Like other channels in the MTV Networks division, music video programming is confined exclusively to the early morning hours each day (6-9 a.m. ET), and has decreased as more acquired programming has been added to the schedule.
List of programs broadcast by Palladia
- Storytellers (VH1)
- Soulstage (VH1 Soul)
- Muse: A Seaside Rendezvous
- Life & Rhymes (MTV Jams)
- CMT Crossroads (CMT)
- Soundstage (PBS)
- U2 Equals BBC
- Later... with Jools Holland (September 6, 2012–present)
- Live from Daryl's House (September 6, 2012–present)