MTV (French TV channel)

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MTV Logo 2010.svg
Broadcast areaFrance, Belgium, Switzerland
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerViacomCBS Networks EMEAA
Sister channelsMTV Hits
Nickelodeon Junior
Nickelodeon 4Teen
Game One
Game One Music
Paramount Channel
Launched20 June 2000
Former namesMTVF
TéléSATChannel 76
VOOChannel 40
CanalsatChannel 152 (SD/HD)
Channel 531 (HD)
CanalsatChannel 152 (SD/HD)
Channel 531 (HD)
Freebox (TV by Canal)Channel 84 (SD/HD)
TV d'OrangeChannel 71 (SD/HD)

MTV France is a French pay-television channel operated by ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA. It was launched as MTV Networks Europe began to further localise its brand throughout Europe. MTV France (previously MTVF) was launched on 20 June 2000.[1] It is also distributed in Belgium (Wallonia), Switzerland (Romandie), Monaco and Francophone Africa.

Its headquarters are at Viacom International Media Networks Europe in London with a local office at MTV Networks France in Neuilly-sur-Seine.


  • Upon launch MTV Europe was available in France. In June 2000 MTV Networks Europe replaced MTV Europe with MTVF in France and other French-speaking territories.
  • In 2005, MTV Networks Europe further expanded the MTV brand within France with the launch of MTV Pulse and MTV Idol.[2] Other MTV channels are also available including the pan-European versions of MTV Rocks, MTV Hits, VH1 Europe, MTV Base.
  • In December 2007 MTV Networks France a subsidiary of MTV Networks Europe launched a French-speaking version of MTV Base.
  • In November 2008, MTVNHD launched in France.[3]
  • In January 2011, MTV Networks France launched services related to MTV, MTV Base, Nickelodeon and Game One for use on Philips connected TV sets. Each channel offers access to free video contents, news and trailers from brands MTV, MTV Base, MTV Pulse, MTV Idol, Game One, Game One Music HD, Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon junior.[4]
  • In March 2016, MTV +1 was replaced by Nickelodeon +1.


  • Frédérique Bedos (French Link; 2000-2003)
  • Daniela (MTV Total Request, MTV Select; 2003-2006) [5]
  • Guillaume Stanczyk (MTV Buzz, MTV Select; 2003-2006)[6]
  • Mouloud[7](MTV Select; 2004)
  • China[8](MTV Select, MTV News; 2004)
  • Ariel Wizman (MTV Select; 2004)

Former Shows[edit]

  • French Link [9]
  • Hitlist France
  • Hitlist Base
  • Hitlist US
  • Hitlist Yo!
  • MTV Select France
  • Total Request France
  • MTV Reaction
  • MTV 8
  • MTV News France
  • Love Link
  • Hot Link
  • Euro 20
  • Hitlist Rock
  • La French Night

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "MTV Networks Europe Fact Sheet" (PDF). MTV Networks Europe. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  2. ^ "MTV to launch new channels via Astra". DTG. 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  3. ^ Merrett, Andy (2008-10-24). "MTV HD launching in France next month". HDTV UK. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  4. ^ Paoli-Lebailly, Pascale (2011-01-17). "MTV Networks France turns on Philips connected TV". Rapid TV News. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
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  9. ^ "Foundation for Sites". Archived from the original on 2001-02-23.