MTV Dance (UK & Ireland)

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MTV Dance
MTV Dance 2017 logo.svg
Launched 20 April 2001
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Audience share UK:
0.02% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Sister channel(s)
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 354
Virgin Media
Channel 314
Virgin Media
Channel 705
TalkTalk TV
Channel 540

MTV Dance is a 24-hour Electronic dance music channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe.

Concept and expansion[edit]

MTV Dance originally started out as a night-time programming slot on the now defunct digital music channel MTV Extra.

On 3 September 2001, The strand expanded to become a standalone music channel broadcast on Sky in both the United Kingdom and Ireland, where it initially timeshared with Nick Jr. every evening between 19:00 and 06:00. The sharing of a stream subsequently ended; since 13 August 2002 MTV Dance has broadcast as a 24-hour music channel.

MTV Dance began broadcasting in widescreen on 6 March 2012.

Expansion around Europe[edit]

On 7 March 2008, MTV Dance increased its presence around Europe, when MTV Networks Europe replaced the Europe-wide feed of MTV Base with a similar feed of MTV Dance.

From 10 January 2011 a feed of the MTV Dance channel launched in Italy on Sky Italia, replacing MTV Pulse.

In 2014, MTV Dance, as well as MTV Rocks and MTV Hits started broadcasting European versions, without commercials or teleshopping.

Expansion into Australia and New Zealand[edit]

VIMN launched the channel in Australia and New Zealand on 3 December 2013. The channel replaced the Australian version of MTV Hits.


The channel has been criticised for airing uptempo-pop music videos.[1]

Current programmes[edit]

  • Feeling Fresh
  • Ibiza Sunrise
  • Ibiza Sunset
  • Big Tunes!
  • Club MTV
  • Sick New Beats & Massive Bangers
  • Hot! Fresh! Dance!
  • Official Dance Chart
  • MTV Trax Trending Chart
  • MTV Dance Chart
  • Remixed!
  • Geordie Shore Soundtrack
  • Late Night Mix!
  • Double Drop
  • DJ Duel
  • Friday Night Warm-Up
  • Friday Night Mash-Up
  • Saturday Night Warm-Up
  • Saturday Night Mash Up

Former programmes[edit]

  • The Dancefloor Chart
  • MTV Club Classix
  • MTV Club X
  • Weekend Anthems
  • The 10 Biggest Tracks Right Now
  • Future Hits
  • Down With Droopy D
  • After Dark
  • All Time Anthems
  • Dance Classics
  • Dance Doubles
  • I Got Mashed
  • If Your Name's Not Down
  • The Interactive Chart
  • MTV Dance by Day
  • MTV Dance by Night
  • Sexy Hot Videos
  • Sunset Sessions
  • The Comedown
  • The Work Out Plan
  • Top 10 at 10
  • Videography
  • Weekender
  • Drum 'n' Bass Mondays
  • Trance Tuesdays
  • Electro Wednesdays
  • House Thursdays
  • Feelgood Friday
  • Oblivion
  • 9-2-5 Anthems

Logo history[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "MTV Dance". Digital Spy. 5 January 2005. Retrieved 27 June 2013.