MTV Dance

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MTV Dance
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Launched 20 April 2001
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share ~0.0% (UK) (November 2012, BARB)
Sister channel(s)
Website www.mtv.co.uk/mtv-dance
Availability
Satellite
Sky
(UK)
Channel 353
Dolce
(Romania)
Channel 452
ZON TV
(Portugal)
Channel 142
CanalDigitaal
(Netherlands)
Channel 24
UPC Direct
(Hungary)
Channel 63
NTV Plus Vostok
(Russia)
Channel 50
NTV Plus
(Russia)
frequency 12476 R
Sky Italia Channel 707
Cable
Virgin Media
(UK)
Channel 314
Smallworld Cable
(UK)
Channel 352
UPC Ireland Channel 705
UPC Romania Channel 110 (digital)
Channel 608 (digital with DVR)
ONO (Spain) Channel 128
ZON TV
(Portugal)
Channel 142
Hot (Israel) Channel 94
Naxoo
(Switzerland)
Channel 134
UPC Polska
(Poland)
Channel 781
IPTV
Alice Home TV
(Italy)
Channel 781
Orange TV
(Spain)
Channel 74
TalkTalk Plus TV
(UK)
Channel 428

MTV Dance is a 24-hour Electronic dance music channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe.

Concept and expansion[edit]

MTV Dance originally started out as a night-time programming slot on the now defunct digital music channel MTV Extra.

On 3 September 2001, The strand expanded to become a standalone music channel broadcast on Sky in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, where it initially timeshared with Nick Jr. every evening between 19:00 and 06:00.

The sharing of a stream subsequently ended; since 13 August 2002 MTV Dance has broadcast as a 24-hour music channel.

As of 1 August 2011 MTV Dance, MTV Music, MTV Hits, MTV Base, MTV Rocks, MTV Classic, VH1, Viva and MTV now close down between the hours of 3 and 6am to broadcast teleshopping, ending the era of a 24-hour music channel. They have received criticism due to these channels Pay TV status.

MTV Dance began broadcasting in widescreen on 6 March 2012.

Expansion around Europe[edit]

On 7 March 2008, MTV Dance increased its presence around Europe, when MTV Networks Europe replaced the Europe-wide feed of MTV Base with a similar feed of MTV Dance.

From 10 January 2011 a feed of the MTV Dance channel launched in Italy on Sky Italia, replacing MTV Pulse.

Expansion into Australia and New Zealand[edit]

VIMN will launch the channel in Australia and New Zealand on December 3, 2013. The channel will replace the Australian version of MTV Hits.

Criticism[edit]

The channel has been criticised for airing uptempo-pop music videos.[1]

Current programmes[edit]

  • AM Rush
  • Big Tunes!
  • The Dancefloor Chart
  • MTV Club Classix
  • MTV Club X
  • Weekend Anthems
  • The 10 Biggest Tracks Right Now
  • Official Dance Chart
  • Future Hits
  • Saturday Night Mash Up
  • Down With Droopy D

Former programmes[edit]

  • After Dark
  • All Time Anthems
  • Dance Classics
  • Dance Doubles
  • I Got Mashed
  • If Your Name's Not Down
  • The Interactive Chart
  • MTV Dance by Day
  • MTV Dance by Night
  • S***hot Videos
  • Sunset Sessions
  • The Comedown
  • The Work Out Plan
  • Top 10 At 10
  • Videography
  • Weekender
  • Drum 'n' Bass Mondays
  • Trance Tuesdays
  • Electro Wednesdays
  • House Thursdays
  • Feelgood Friday
  • Oblivion
  • 9-2-5 Anthems

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTV Dance". Digital Spy. 2005-01-05. Retrieved 2013-06-27.