|Launched||1 July 1999|
|Network||MTV (UK & Ireland)|
|Owned by||Viacom International Media Networks Europe|
|Picture format||16:9 576i SDTV|
|Audience share||UK: |
0.02% (September 2018 , BARB)
|Country||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|Sky (UK & Ireland)||Channel 353|
|Virgin Media (UK)||Channel 313|
|Virgin Media (Ireland)||Channel 704|
|TalkTalk TV||Channel 539|
MTV Base is a 24-hour hip-hop/urban music channel from Viacom International Media Networks Europe. The channel focuses primarily on hip hop, R&B, grime, garage, reggae, funk and soul music.
Concept and expansion
The MTV Base brand first launched in the United Kingdom and in Ireland on 1 July 1999, later launching in other European territories such as the Netherlands and Germany. The channel was previously available in the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, France and other European countries but was replaced by MTV Dance in some territories from March 2008.
MTV Base began broadcasting in widescreen on 28 March 2012.
A European version was planned to launch in 2015.
Expansion into Africa
MTV Base Africa launched in February 2005 throughout the African continent.
Expansion into France
MTV Base was launched in France on 21 December 2007.
The channel was replaced by French versions of MTV Hits and BET on 17 November 2015.
- The Official UK Urban Chart
- Super Base Beats
- Breaking Base
- Hype Right Now
- Big Beats & Future Hits!
- (artist): On Repeat
- This Week's Most Played Top 40
- (artist): 2 On
In My Feelings 90's Mix
- MTV UK
- MTV Ireland
- MTV Classic
- MTV Dance
- MTV Hits
- MTV Live
- MTV Music
- MTV Rocks
- VH1 UK
- Viacom International Media Networks Europe
- Official website
- TV Guide
- MTV Base UK - presentation, screenshots
- SES guide to receiving Astra satellites
- SES guide to channels broadcasting on Astra satellites