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Created byGreen Apple Productions
Presented byVincent Hanley
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English
Running time3 hours
Original release1984 – 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, In Tua Nua & light a big fire. A double-CD and DVD compilation featuring acts from the show’s heyday went on release on 16 November 2007.[2]


  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.