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Launched December 6, 2005
Closed April 30, 2007
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MTV Chi was a spin-off network from MTV that was targeted at Chinese Americans. The network featured various styles of music such as Mando pop, Canto pop and Chinese American hip hop. It broadcast in English and featured a mix of original programming with the best of MTV's International programming. It launched on December 6, 2005 from MTV's studios in New York City. MTV Chi aimed to show the world what Asian American pop culture is all about, with music videos imported from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China as well as original programming showcasing up-and-coming artists in the United States and around the world.

Jin's music video "Learn Chinese" was the first video ever to be played on MTV Chi.

On February 15, 2007 MTV Networks announced that MTV Chi would be shut down. It ceased broadcasting on April 30, 2007.


Shows on MTV Chi[edit]

  • Artist Profile
  • Canton-In Chart
  • Classic Chi
  • J-K Music Non Stop
  • Live From...
  • Mandarin Top 20
  • Maximum Chi
  • MTV Chi News
  • Music Wire News
  • Top 10 Chi Countdown
  • Untapped Chi
  • WA KOW!

MTV Chi Rocks![edit]

MTV Chi Rocks was the first concert celebrating young Chinese Americans held in San Gabriel, CA on September 23. The concert featured the hottest names in Asian American music including Frequency5, Vienna Teng, Siris, Burning Tree Project, Kaila Yu, Adrienne Lau, Putnam Hall, and Far East Movement. Headlining the blowout event was Jin the Emcee and hip hop group Jeff and Machi.

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