Mnet (TV channel)

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Music Makes One Mnet Logo.png
Launched 1993
Owned by Young Distribution Co., Ltd. (1993-1997)
CJ Group
(CJ E&M Corp.) (1997-present)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Move Me, Move The World, moveMnet (January 2017-present)
Country South Korea
Headquarters CJ E&M Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Formerly called Music Network (1993-1995)
Sister channel(s) Mnet Japan
Mnet America
tvN Korea
tvN Asia
O tvN
Channel CGV
Chunghwa TV
SkyLife (South Korea) Channel 106 (SD)
Channel 274 (HD)
Dish Network (United States) TBA
DirecTV (United States) TBA
Available on most South Korean cable systems With Channel Numbers 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 40, 43, 44, 46, 52, 55, 57, 62 and 70 in common.
Check local listings for details
(Metro Manila and Calabarzon)
Channel 191 (Digital)
Verizon Fios (United States) Channel 229
Oceanic Time Warner Cable (Hawaii United States) 77 Channel 126
Comcast (Chicago United States) Channel 682
HanaTV Channel 23 (HD)
Olleh TV Channel 153 (HD)
U + TV Channel 23 (HD)
Streaming media
Mwave Watch Live (Selected Shows Only.)

Mnet (acronym of Music Network) is a music television and youth-oriented channel in South Korea owned by CJ E&M, a division of CJ Group.

The CJ E&M Center Studio located in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul is the broadcast and recording center of many Mnet programs with a studio audience, namely the live weekly music show M! Countdown.[1] It is also the venue for live performances in survival shows such as Show Me The Money, Unpretty Rapstar, Produce 101 (seasons one and two), Idol School, and Produce 48. The global website named for Mnet Global changed to MWave in April 2013. Other sites from Mnet are not affected with the change.[2]



  • 1993 : Music Network was established, making it South Korea's first cable TV channel. It was founded by Cho Ha-young, owner of Young Distribution.[4]
  • 1994-09-16 : Contract made with MTV to broadcast the latter's programmes in South Korea (3 hours)
  • 1995-05-26 : Music-centralized cable show 'Mnet' launched (16 hours a day)
  • 1996-11-21 : 24-hour broadcasting made available
  • 1997-07-28 : Cheil Jedang Group acquired the network from Young Distribution.
  • 1998-02-12 : Mnet becomes the first music channel to start online broadcasting.
  • 1999-11-07 : 1st Mnet Award for Video Music
  • 2001-12-14 : Contract with MTV was terminated; Mnet programmes began broadcasting 24-hours.
  • 2004: Mnet Music Video Festival to co-host with then-sister channel KMTV
  • 2004-04-08 : Programme 'M! Countdown' made its debut.
  • 2005 : Performed 5.1 surround service for the first time as a music channel
  • 2005-09-23 : Mnet online music website established
  • 2006-11-25 : Mnet · KM Music Video Festival is changed to Mnet KM Music Festival
  • 2006-12-09 : Mnet Japan established
  • 2007-08-21 : 1st 20's Choice Awards
  • 2009-07-24 : 'Superstar K' competition series in which singers audition to get on the show.
  • 2009-11-21 : The 1st Mnet Asian Music Awards
  • 2010-07-18 : ‘Superstar K Season 2’ becomes the most viewed/rated cable programme. (Rating was 18.1%.)
  • 2012-06-23 : 'Show Me The Money', a South Korean rap competition made for TV, premiered. The show has grown in popularity and it is credited with increasing the Korean public's interest in hip hop. Due to the show's wide success and popularity, international versions have been made in Thailand.
  • 2013-05-17 : First TV Drama Aired ('Monstar')
  • 2014-02-01 : Mnet became South Korea's first Full HD TV channel.
  • 2014-07-14 : ‘M! Countdown’ celebrated its 10th anniversary.
  • 2015 : Mnet celebrated its 20th anniversary. (Note: The first two years of the network as Music Network were not counted.)
  • 2015-01-29 : Mnet launched 'Unpretty Rapstar', a program focusing on female rappers. The show is a spin-off of 'Show Me the Money'.
  • 2015-02-26 : Programme 'I Can See Your Voice' made its debut. Due to the show's wide success and popularity, international versions have been made in Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • 2016-01-22 : 'Produce 101', the biggest reality girl group survival show in the world, premiered on Mnet. It plans on making a unit girl group by choosing members from a pool of 101 trainees from 46 entertainment companies. The show has the biggest budget among all shows produced by Mnet at about four billion won (approximately $3.4 million). Due to the show's wide success and popularity, international versions have been made in China and Thailand.


Year Slogan Hangul
1995 - 1999 South Korea music channel 한국의 음악채널
2000 - 2001 Channel in my mind 내 마음속의 채널
2001 - 2003 Korean music channel 한국인의 음악채널
2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2008 Enjoy It! 즐겨봐!
January 2005 - July 2005 10 Anniversary, Full 10년, 완전엠넷!
July 2005 - 2007 Hello, my name is Mnet!
2008 - 2010 Beyond Music[5]
2010 - 2011 All About 20's
2011 - 2013, 2013 – December 2016 (Main Slogan) Music Makes One[6]
April 2013 - October 7, 2013 Jump! Mnet[7] juMp! 엠넷
January 2014 – December 2016 (Second slogan) KPop Makes One
January 2017 – present Move Me, Move The World, moveMnet
June 2018 – present Mnet makes New K-pop Star & Trends

Note: "Music Makes One" is still used in the watermark of Mnet's logo and also as the title of the main site.


Music Video/Music Show[edit]

  • M! Countdown (Also aired on tvN Asia (Southeast Asia) on Fridays at 8pm Hong Kong Time)
  • Daily Music Talk
  • M Morning
  • Live on M
  • M2 Today's Song Weekly Chart
  • Mnet Present

Special Events[edit]




  • Code Name is ATEEZ (co-produced by KQ Entertainment; upcoming July 20, 2018)
  • GOT YA! GWSN (co-produced by Kiwi Media Group;upcoming August 2, 2018)
  • Tutor (upcoming August 23, 2018)
  • Show Me the Money (Season 7, upcoming September 2018)



Mnet airs original dramas on Fridays at 22:50~00:50 KST meanwhile reruns of dramas from other CJ E&M channels are aired on Saturdays and Sundays airing at 23:00~00:00 KST.


Previous original[edit]

  • Monstar (2013)
  • Hero (2013)
  • Mimi (2014)
  • Entertain Us (2014)
  • Persevere, Gu Hae-ra (2015)
  • The Lover (2015)

Re-runs from other channels[edit]




External links[edit]