MT-USA

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MT-USA
RTÉ MT-USA.jpg
Genre Music
Created by Green Apple Productions
Presented by Vincent Hanley
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 3 hours
Broadcast
Original run 1984 – 1987

MT-USA (Music Television - USA) was an Irish music television programme broadcast between 1984 and 1987. Known for the slogan, "Music Television USA - Music never looked better", it was produced by Green Apple Productions, co-founded by the show's presenter Vincent Hanley. MT-USA was broadcast on RTÉ on Sunday afternoons and during the 1984-85 series was repeated on Friday nights. Each edition ran for three hours. Each block of videos was followed by a segment filmed in New York City with Hanley introducing the videos, discussing American music and culture, and interviewing a celebrity.[1] RTÉ described him as Europe's first VJ (video jockey). The videos were primarily American acts, many previously little-known in Ireland., but the show also featured English pop chart acts, as well as up and coming Irish acts such as U2. A double-CD and DVD compilation featuring acts from the show’s heyday went on release on 16 November 2007.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Apple now reaping the harvest". The Irish Times. 1987-10-13. p. 19. 
  2. ^ "MT USA on disc". The Irish Times. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2008-11-21.