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|Launched||2001 (United States)
(Brazil, MTV Hits rebrand)
January 29, 2010 (test sign)
February 1st, 2010 (official launch)
|Closed||June 30, 2005 (United States)|
|Owned by||Viacom Networks Brasil (Viacom)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Formerly called||MTV Hits (in Brazil)|
|Replaced by||Logo TV (in United States)|
|Sister channel(s)||VH1, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr.|
VH1 MegaHits is a music channel available in Brazil. It is owned by Viacom Networks Brazil, subsidiary of MTV Networks Latin America and airs 24-hour chart hits non-stop. The channel replaced the Brazilian version of MTV Hits, after Viacom sold the rights of MTV brand in Brazil.
The channel runs on an automated eight hour wheel schedule which repeats three times a day. The same way as the predecessor: MTV Hits.
The brazilian version of VH1 MegaHits used MTV's original font Kabel for their music video credit tags in the first months, however now it is using a sans-serif font inside a blue box in the left-bottom corner of the screen. The only difference between the Latin MTV Hits and VH1 MegaHits is the denomination to the clips: MTV Hits uses the name "Playlist" and MegaHits uses the name "Moods" but the playlists are the same. However, MTV Hits airs some interviews and making-ofs while Vh1 MegaHits shows the "In Motion" playlist with random videos.
VH1 MegaHits in the USA
VH1 MegaHits in the United States was a fully automated music video channel which played mostly top 40 adult contemporary videos from throughout VH1's history, from the '80s to the early years of the 21st century. It shared the same eight-hour automated loop schedule that VH1 Classic and VH1 Country also had at the time.
Due to low viewership, the channel was discontinued at the end of June 2005. The satellite space was utilized by corporate parent MTV Networks to launch Logo TV, a general entertainment network targeted at the LGBT community. Logo TV airs two music video-based programs, NewNowNext Music and The Click List: Top 10 Videos.
- MTV Hits, the predecessor of VH1 Mega Hits in Brazil
- VH1 Brazil
- Logo, the successor of VH1 MegaHits in the United States