Mnet (TV channel)

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Launched 1991
Owned by CJ Group
(CJ E&M Corp.)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Music Makes One
Country South Korea
Headquarters CJ E&M Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Formerly called Music Network (1993-1995)
Sister channel(s) KM
Channel CGV
National Geographic Korea
Chunghwa TV
Super Action
Badook TV
OCN Series
Channel M
SkyLife (South Korea) HD : Channel 106, SD : Channel 274
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 (USA) channel 229
Oceanic Time Warner Cable (Hawaii USA) 77 channel 126
Comcast (Chicago USA) channel 682
Starhub TV (Singapore) HD : channel 170 (Commencing on 28 February 2014) (With English Subtitles) (Part of StarHub's Malay Impian Pack)
HanaTV HD : Channel 23
Olleh TV HD : Channel 153
U + TV HD : Channel 23
mio TV (Singapore) HD : Channel 698 (Malay) (Coming Soon on this channel using SingTel Mio TV will be launching on 1 April 2014 at 0000SST) (With Malay Subtitles) [Dengan Sarikata Melayu]
Streaming media
64MA TV Search and Click on Mnet
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]

The global website named for Mnet Global changed to MWave in April 2013. Other sites from Mnet are not affected with the change.[2]



  • 1991-07-30 : Music Network established making it South Korea's first Cable TV Channel.
  • 1994-09-16 : Contract made with MTV to broadcast the latter's programmes in South Korea
  • 1995-05-26 : Music-centralized cable show 'Mnet' launched
  • 1996-11-21 : 24-hour broadcasting made available
  • 1997-07-28 : acquired by the Cheil Jedang Group
  • 1998-02-12 : first music channel to start online broadcasting
  • 2001-12-14 : contract with MTV terminated; Mnet programmes broadcasting 24-hours
  • 2004-04-08 : Programme ‘M! Countdown’ made its debut
  • 2005-09-23 : Mnet online music website established
  • 2006-12-09 : Mnet Japan established
  • 2010-07-18 : ‘Super Star K Season 2’ writes the record of The Most View Rated Cable Programme
  • 2013-05-17 : First TV Drama Aired (Monstar)
  • 2014: Add in China JiangSu Cable NanJing Number TV Channel 212/412,and All the Cable TV;Spring TV Channel 772,ST2 TV Channel 704 and Sancai International TV Channel 713-SD,839 HD, Starhub TV Channel 170 [HD], Part of Starhub Malay's Impian Pack and SingTel Mio TV Channel 698 [HD] respectively to commence broadcasting services starting January 2014 in Singapore alongside Malaysia's Astro Ria replacing Indonesia's MNC Business, Astro Prima replacing MNC International on December 7, 2013.
  • 2014-02-01 : Mnet became South Korea's first Full HD TV Channel.


Year Slogan Hangul
2005 - 2007 Hello, my name is Mnet!
2007 - 2008 Enjoy It! Mnet 즐겨봐! Mnet
2008 - 2010 Beyond Music[4]
2010 - 2011 All About 20's
2011 - 2013, 2013–Present (Main Slogan) Music Makes One[5]
2012–present (For Southeast Asia Only) This is K-Pop, Channel M
April 2013 - October 7, 2013 Jump! Mnet[6] juMp! 엠넷
January 2014–present (Second slogan) KPop Makes One

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 Channel M (Southeast Asia) on Fridays at 8pm (Hong Kong Time)
  • Daily Music Talk [Commercial Free]
  • Live on M [Commercial Free]
  • MPD's MVP
  • Legend 100 Artist
  • M Morning [Commercial Free]
  • Mnet Music Twit [Commercial Free]




  • M terview
  • Be Stupid
  • Dirty Talk (also known as Umtappesul/음담패설)
  • Fun & Joy
  • Love & Hate
  • MLive
  • Mnet Special
  • Mnet Star
  • M WIDE ENEWS (Also aired on Channel M)
  • Music Spotlight
  • Photo Camping Video Log (Also aired on tvN)
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter Forest


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)

Re-runs from other channels[edit]




  1. ^ "How to apply for K-Pop Music Shows". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mnet". Mwave (Global). Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Mnet[better source needed]
  4. ^ "mnet channel id". leekyuwang. Vimeo. 
  5. ^ "Mnet channel ID (Main ver.)". Mnet. YouTube. 
  6. ^ "jump! Mnet Main Promotion". mnetartworks. Vimeo. 

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