|Launched||30 November 2005|
|Closed||17 November 2015|
|Owned by||Viacom International Media Networks Europe|
|Picture format||16:9, 576i (SDTV)|
16:9, 1080i (HDTV)
|Replaced by||MTV Hits|
Game One Music
MTV Idol was a French television channel launched on November 30, 2005 owned by Viacom specializing in music and reality-shows, plus covering of news of artists of this era that have influenced French and French-speaking generations. It stopped broadcasting on 17 November 2015.
MTV Idol was founded in 2005 to serve French territories and was a retro channel and featured rerun of very popular cult broadcasting and programming of the MTV era including those of MTV Unplugged and reruns of popular series notably Beavis and Butt-Head. MTV Idol formed a package offering with other affiliated channels MTV, MTV Base and MTV Pulse. It was also available since 20 October 2009 until its cancellation on PlayStation Portable format.