Channel V

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Channel V
Channel [V]
CountryHong Kong
Broadcast areaHong Kong
Southeast Asia
SloganV, don't regret
HeadquartersHong Kong
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
Sister channels
Launched27 May 1994
ReplacedMTV (original)
Closed1 June 2018 (Malaysia)
5 Network (Myanmar)Channel 17

Channel V (stylised as Channel [V]) is an Asian pay music television network owned by Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific, a pay-TV channel unit of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. It was launched by what was back then Star TV to replace MTV's original Asian operation. The Mainland Chinese version is owned by Star China Media and the Australian channels were owned by Foxtel until their closures.

Channel [V] currently operates either a local feed or a relay of the international version in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Mainland China and Thailand. It previously operated localised versions in India, Australia, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Current feeds[edit]

Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and International[edit]

Channel [V] Asia is the flagship of the Channel [V] network. It was founded after MTV Asia parted ways with the STAR TV Network.[citation needed] It was produced and operated from Hong Kong from January 1994 until January 2002, after which operations and studios were shifted to Malaysia with some aspects still operating in Hong Kong.[citation needed] Since 1 January 2008, Channel [V] International has moved back to its original studio in Hong Kong, which is also the same studio of Channel [V] China and Taiwan.[citation needed]

Former VJs[edit]


It is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, GMM Media and TrueVisions.[1]

Former VJs[edit]

Mainland China[edit]

Channel [V] Mainland China is the Chinese branch of the Channel [V] network. Fox International Channels Asia Pacific sold certain Mandarin language entertainment television channels that target Mainland China, including Channel [V] Mainland China, to China Media Capital. As a result, Channel [V] Mainland China is a part of Star China Media as of 2014. It is broadcast free-to-air on AsiaSat 7.[11] Channel [V] switches between Simplified and Traditional Chinese with selected Channel [V] International programs airing with Chinese subtitles. It is the only feed that is available free-to-air.[2]

Current VJs[edit]

Former VJs[edit]

Former feeds[edit]

Taiwan (1994 - 2018)[edit]

It started operating in Taiwan in 1994 under the name, Channel [V] Chinese. On 1 September 2012 it was replaced by Fox Taiwan, while Channel V Taiwan still operated overseas. On 15 July 2018, Channel V Taiwan was officially shut down.

India (1994 - 2018)[edit]

It is operated by Star India. On 1 July 2015, the channel discontinued its musical programming and started focusing on original content through fiction dailies and studio formats that address teenage issues.[3] On 30 June 2016, stopped airing original programming. On 1 August, it rebranded its graphical package.[3] Later, it discontinued operations on 15 September 2018.

Australia (1995 - 2020)[edit]

Channel [V] was first launched in 1995 and was owned by Foxtel. It ceased broadcasting in Australia on 26 February 2016, as it merged with [V] Hits (later rebranded as [V]), focusing only on music video programming and countdowns. V Hits was also formerly known as Club [V] and Channel [V] 2, and ceased broadcasting on 1 July 2020.[4] Former VJs included Andrew Günsberg, Jabba, James Mathison, Chloe Maxwell and Yumi Stynes

Philippines (1994 - 2012)[edit]

It was a joint venture between Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific, Fox International Channels, TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company and Northern Star Productions as network providers.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] It discontinued operations on 13 July 2012.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ STAR, TrueVisions and GMM Media Enter Strategic Alliance for CHANNEL V Thailand Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via
  2. ^ "Channel V China - LyngSat". Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "All about Channel V's new logo and shows". 2 August 2016.
  4. ^
  5. ^ CHANNEL V International and Makisig Network Announce the Launch of Channel V Philippines Tagalog language content block on V International set to launch with an expanded distribution for the channel on Sky Cable Archived 4 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via 02-26-2009
  6. ^ CHANNEL V Expands Filipino Presence retrieved via 02-26-2009
  7. ^ CHANNEL V International and Makisig Network Launch V Philippines Archived 6 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via 03-02-2009
  8. ^ Channel V to speak Tagalog; taps local partner retrieved via 02-27-2009
  9. ^ Channel V to launch local content for the Philippines retrieve via 03-02-2009
  10. ^ Makisig launches Channel V Philippines retrieve via 04-16-2009
  11. ^ Channel V launch in Philippines with Local Block retrieve via 04-16-2009
  12. ^ V Philippines on Channel V Retrieved via 05-03-2009