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Launched 15 September 2008
Closed 3 December 2013 (Australia)
August 2017 (Malaysia)
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks (Europe)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.01% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Slogan Let there be music.
Country Poland
Language English
Broadcast area Europe, South America, Oceania, Middle East & North Africa, Some countries in Asia
Headquarters Warsaw
Formerly called MTVNHD (2008-2011, in UK until 2012)
Sister channel(s) MTV
MTV Base
MTV Classic
MTV Dance
MTV Hits
MTV Music
MTV Rocks
VH1 Classic
Channel 151
Channel 151
Cyfrowy Polsat
Channel 173
(South America)
Channel 1004
(as a programing block)
NTV Plus
36,0° East, frequency 12073 L
OSN (MENA) Channel 300 (HD)
Nova Hellas
Channel 604
Channel 606
Nova Cyprus
Coming Soon
Canal Digital
Channel 76
Channel 108 (HD)
Channel 395 (HD)
Cignal Digital TV
Channel 280 (HD)
Channel 260
Channel 526
(Basque Country)
Channel 77
(Only for HD decoder users)
Channel 180
(HD - Only for D3 users)
Channel 658
Channel 718
(Mexico City)
Channel 926
(Only for HD decoder users)
Channel 755
(Only for HD decoder users)
Channel 911
Channel 613
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 449
Delta Kabel
Channel 91
HD Channel 246
UPC Polska
Channel 778
Channel 680
Dish México
(Mexico City)
Channel 945
(Only for HD decoder users)
SkyCable/Destiny Cable
Channel 190
(Digital Subscribers)
Channel 312
Kbro (Taiwan) Channel 234 (SD)
Virgin Media
(United Kingdom)
Channel 311
(for Full House TV customers)
Channel 410
Now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 505 (SD/HD)
(This Channel Will be Shut Down On air on January 1, 2018)
Channel 601
CHT MOD (Taiwan) Channel 153 (HD)
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 349 (HD)
Streaming media
Yelo TV Watch live (Belgium only)

MTV Live HD is an international 24-hour HD music and entertainment television network that is operated by Viacom International Media Networks' subsidiary Viacom International Media Networks (Europe).[1] The channel is available in Europe, South America, Oceania, Middle East and North Africa and Asia.


MTV Live HD, the first ever international high definition service dedicated to music, offers a mix of programming from MTV. MTV Live HD is operated by MTVNI's Emerging Markets group, who produce and broadcast the channel from its Warsaw hub.[2] The English-language service also features original and acquired shows, and programming from MTVNI's multi-branded library.

The channel's mix of programming includes shows produced by other international MTV production units in Southern Europe, the UK and South America.[2] From the beginning the channels' programming schedules are split into two blocks - MTV HD and Nickelodeon HD, but from October through December 2010 the channel only aired music related programs; it restarted airing Nickelodeon shows at the weekends but earlier in the morning. From July 1, 2011 the channel began to focus primarily on live music programming.


The channel was launched on September 15, 2008 in some parts of Europe as MTVNHD (MTV Networks-High Definition)[3] and in some parts of South America by the end of 2008.[4] The channel continued to launch in new countries throughout 2010, including Australia where it first became available in standard-definition.

On July 1, 2011, MTVNHD was rebranded as MTV Live HD, with a new logo to match the new logos of all other MTV channels revealed on the same date.[5] However, in the UK and Ireland the channel remained as MTVNHD. In Australia MTVN Live was rebranded as MTV Live.

On April 23, 2012, MTVNHD was rebranded as MTV Live HD in the UK and Ireland, along with the launch of a standard-definition MTV Live.[6]

On April 9, 2013, MTV Live HD ceased broadcasting in France after to the launch of the HD's versions of the French MTV channels.

On October 1, 2013, MTV Live HD and MTV Live revamped the channels logo as part of a global rebrand.

On November 3, 2013, MTV Live and MTV Live HD ceased broadcasting on Foxtel's service in Australia.[7]

On March 2, 2014, MTV Live HD launched on TaiwanCHT MOD. On October 24 that same year, it launched on UPC Romania.

Starting January 2015, MTV Live HD was available on OSN in the Arab World after years of broadcasting free-on-air for years on Arabsat and Nilesat.

On 15 February 2016, the standard-definition MTV Live closed and was replaced by MTV Music +1. On 29 June 2016, MTV Live HD ceased broadcasting on Sky in the United Kingdom, but continues on Virgin Media UK.

On 29 March 2017, it was launched in Portugal as an exclusive on Meo.


The channel is available in a number of countries throughout Europe, South America and Asia including:[8]

  • Europe
    • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic,[9] Estonia,[10] Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Latvia,[10] Lithuania,[10] Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
  • North America
    • Mexico
  • South America
    • Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay,[11] Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  • Asia
    • Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Mainland China and Taiwan.
  • Middle East and North Africa
    • Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

Current programmes[edit]

  • MTV Live
  • This Week's MTV Top 20
  • Hot Right Now
  • MTV Asks
  • Hot Spot
  • ED Sheeran: From The Beginning
  • The Ride
  • In The Zone
  • MTV Crashes
  • MTV Unplugged
  • MTV World Stage
  • MTV Live Vibrations
  • V Festival
  • Vidiots

Former programmes[edit]

  • MTV News International - daily music and celebrity news updates from London
  • Celebrity Bites - News entertainment programme featuring celebrity gossip hosted by VJ Alice Levine
  • MTV At The Movies - behind the scenes gossip, action from the red carpet and the latest cinematic release hosted by Alice Levine
  • HD Extreme - a 30 minutes extreme sports show
  • Music Alphabet - music video show based on a theme hosted by VJ Sarah Jane Crawford
  • MTV 360 Live Sessions - a live performance from a band or artist from some of the world's greatest cities
  • Chartblast - an hour long weekday countdown show
  • UnCompressed - a weekly hour long music series
  • HD Essentials - hosted by MTV VJ Emmie Beretta
  • MTV Top 20 - hosted by MTV VJ Daniel Rosenberg
  • Hot Right Now! - The newest in Music Videos
  • MTV Unplugged - acoustic music series
  • VH1 Storytellers - live performances and interviews with the world's biggest artists/bands

Former Presenters[edit]


Logo history[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived May 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b MTVN Lat Am completes regional rejig, C21 Media, 2009-03-19 
  3. ^ "MTV Networks International Launches First Ever Music and Kids International High Definition Service - MTVNHD" (Press release). MTV Networks International. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  4. ^ "MTV Networks to launch international HD channel". Reuters. 1 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "New logos: MTV international". The Branding Source. 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Revamp for MTV HD". Broadband TV News. 10 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Summer Channel Changes". Foxtel. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  8. ^ MTV grows HD footprint, C21 Media, 14 July 2009, retrieved 1 November 2010 
  9. ^ "MTVN HD brzy v České republice!" (in Czech). 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  10. ^ a b c MTVNHD heads to Baltics, C21 Media, 1 February 2010, retrieved 1 November 2010 
  11. ^