MTV Greece

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MTV Greece
MTV Logo 2010.svg
Launched September 1, 2008
Network MTV
Owned by Restis Enterprises (75%)
Vardis Vardinogiannis (20%) and Piraeus Bank Group (5%)
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV),
(1080i, HDTV)
Country Greece
Language Greek
Broadcast area Greece
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Sister channel(s) MTV Plus and MTV Music
Nickelodeon (Greece)
Nick Jr. (Greece) &
Nickelodeon Plus
Digea DVB-T, Attica 63 UHF
NOVA Greece Channel 603 (SD)
NOVA Cyprus Channel 605 (SD)
OTE TV Channel 601 (HD)
OTE TV Channel 34 (SD)
Greek MTV journalists interviewing a cosplayer at the Comicdom 2012 comics convention in Athens, Greece

MTV Greece is the Greek version of MTV, launched on September 1, 2008.

MTV Greece broadcasts mainly English, American and Greek music, MTV's shows like Date My Mom, Made, Nitro Circus, RoomRaiders, America's Most Smartest Model, etc. subtitled in Greek, as well as three Greek shows (Hitlist Hellas, MTV Pulse, MTV Take 20). Currently it broadcasts terrestrially only in Athens and via satellite to the rest of Greece and Cyprus. MTV Greece has also a local version, which broadcasts in Thessaloniki, under the title MTV Plus.

MTV Greece's launch party took place in Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens on October 5, 2008 with live performances from R.E.M., Kaiser Chiefs, Gabriella Cilmi, and C:Real. The concert was also broadcast live in Italy through MTV Italy, and in France (MTV France), Portugal (MTV Portugal) and Spain (MTV Spain).

MTV Greece HD started officially broadcasting only via OTE TV on October 17, 2011 and it was one of the first HD versions of a European MTV network. The channel is also available via NOVA Greece. On October 9, 2009, MTV organized the first MTV Day, a celebration for the 1 year of airing in Greece. MTV held a concert at the Olympic Indoor Hall, in Athens, with quests Myronas Stratis, Professional Sinnerz, Moral, Aloha From Hell and Tokio Hotel. The concert was successful and it was the first concert for Tokio Hotel after their album Humanoid was released. The concert was previously recorded for the other MTV channels (except MTV USA) and it was later shown on the MTV World Stage.

Current Shows[edit]

The channel combines local and international music, and airs such trademark MTV shows like Jackass, Pimp My Ride, When I Was 17, If You Really Knew Me, My Super Sweet 16, Viva la Bam, Room Raiders, Life of Ryan and 16 and Pregnant with subtitles in Greek.

Reality shows[edit]

Music Shows[edit]

Local Shows[edit]

  • MTV News - Music and entertainment news updates. Hosted by Estel, airs throughout the day
  • Your Noise Live - Daily variety program with music, news, games and interviews. Hosted by Alex Kavdas, Nafsika Lalioti and Katerina Tsavalou, airs weekdays at 3pm
  • MTV Take 20 - Weekly show focuses on movie news, trailers, interviews and a look at the latest new releases. Hosted by Giorgo Satsidi, airs Wednesday at 9pm
  • MTV Headbangers Ball - Heavy metal music videos and news. Hosted by Vanessa Xristodoulou and Orfeas Spiliotopoulos, airs Tuesday at 12pm
  • MTV Game On - Weekly show focuses on video games. Hosted by Konstantino Koutsoumpa, airs Thursday at 9pm
  • Every Day Girls! - Weekly show focuses on girls, fashion, horoscopes, entertainment and celebrity news and interviews. Hosted by Marianthi Mpairaktari and Myrtw Kazi, airs Monday at 9pm
  • MTV New Generation
  • Yo! MTV Raps
  • myMTV
  • Mission Lydia - Entertainment program hosted by Lydia Papaioannou
  • MTV Summer Clash
  • MTV Greeklips
  • Wake Up with MTV
  • MTV Coolwave Challenges
  • Only Hits
  • Clip Of The Week
  • Your Noise Daily
  • MTV City Life
  • Party Zone

Drama-Comedy Series[edit]

Title Original Run
Greek Only seasons 1-2, 2008-2010
The Hard Times of RJ Berger All episodes aired
Blue Mountain State All episodes aired
Awkward. Season 3 coming in September 2013
Beavis and Butt-Head Only season 8
Underemployed All episodes aired
The Inbetweeners All episodes aired
Fur TV All episodes aired, 2008-2010
Victorious Only seasons 1-3
Big Time Rush Only seasons 1-3
Teen Wolf Only seasons 1-2
Crash Canyon All episodes aired
Under One Roof All episodes aired, 2008
Hollywood Heights All episodes aired
Dogg After Dark All episodes aired
Pranked All episodes aired
Wild 'n Out Only seasons 1-4
South Park Only seasons 1-3
Degrassi: The Next Generation

Presenters and VJs[edit]

  • Nafsika Lalioti
  • Katerina Tsavalou
  • Lydia Papaioannou
  • Konstantinos Koutsoumpas
  • Vanessa Xristodoulou
  • Orfeas Spiliotopoulos
  • Thomas Protopapas
  • Vasiliki Arvanitaki
  • Estel
  • Marianthi Mpairaktari
  • Myrtw Kazi
  • George Satsidis

Spinoff channels[edit]

MTV Plus[edit]

Main article: MTV Plus

Launched on October 18, 2009 - MTV Plus was a 24-hour branch of MTV available in Thessaloniki. Its programming was similar to its sister channel MTV Greece.

MTV Music[edit]

Main article: MTV Music (Greece)

Launched on October 7, 2009 - MTV Music is a 24-hour music channel playing non-stop music videos, live performances and artist interviews. It closed on 2011 and was replaced by MTV Greece and from October 17, 2011, MTV HD.

MTV HD[edit]

MTV HD was launched on October 17, 2011 on OTE TV.

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