MTV Portugal is a 24-hour general entertainment channel serving Portugal. The channel was launched on 1 July 2003 replacing MTV Europe within the territory.
In its initial stages MTV Portugal shared similar content to MTV Spain and MTV Italy, while also airing programming from MTV US and MTV Europe. There was a strong focus on music content but gradually the channel began to air reality shows similar to other MTV channels. The channel was launched in Portugal with the support of public broadcaster, RTP. The channel is based at MTV Networks Europe in London and supported by a local office is Lisbon.
In Spring 2011, MTV Portugal began to air new localized programming. The current MTV Portugal VJs are Diogo, DJ Kaka, Luisa and Mc Creu.
In 2012, MTV Portugal aired a new local television program which aims to look for new VJs across the country. It began its search by going across the country to ten different cities across six months and selects its top candidates to progress to the next stage. During the VJ casting process it has visited Almada, Aveiro, Coimbra, Faro, Funchal, Guimarães, Lisbon, Montijo, Sintra, Viseu.