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|Launched||16 February 2004|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV
576i SDTV (16:9)
|Timeshift service||Nickelodeon (Netherlands & Flanders) (February 2004 - 3 October 2011)|
|Telenet Digital TV Flanders||19|
|Telenet Digital TV Brussels||125|
|Belgacom TV Flanders||162|
|Belgacom TV Brussels & Wallonia||189|
MTV Europe began broadcasting in Dutch 1987. Prior to 1987, the network's programs featured European video jockeys (VJ) who presented in English. Belgian singer, writer and media personality, Marcel Vanthilt, was an MTV Europe VJ from 1987 to 1990, and was well- known for the MTV programme, Cokes & Vanthilt.
In February 2004, MTV Europe was replaced by MTV Netherlands on Flemish cable television. Unlike its country of origin, MTV Netherlands did not broadcast 24 hours per day in Belgium, but presented Dutch content with intermittent Flemish advertising. In addition to international produced shows, there are two local shows running on MTV Flanders; a Dutch version of Ridiculousness and the Dutch-Flemish version of Ex on the Beach.
MTV Networks claims that MTV Flanders, together with TMF and Nickelodeon, reaches 2.3 million households daily. The company states that it aims to deliver "strong and relevant content" to its core audience via various multimedia platforms.
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- Sputnik Media. "RAY COKES". Sputnik Media. Sparks Network. Retrieved 11 May 2012.