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Муз-ТВ 2015.svg
LaunchedJuly 1, 1996 (1996-07-01) (free-to-air television)
September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16) 12:00 MSK (pay-television)
ClosedSeptember 16, 2012 (2012-09-16) 11:59 MSK (free-to-air television)
Owned byUTH Russia[1]
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
SloganMusic unites (rus. Музыка объединяет)
Broadcast areaRussia, CIS
Replaced byU (free broadcasting)

Muz-TV (Муз-ТВ, from Музыкальное телевидение - Music Television) is a Russian music TV channel, broadcasting since 1996. It is largely modelled after western MTV and predates launching of MTV Russia in 1998. Muz TV was founded by Sergey Lisovskiy. The general director of Muz-TV is Arman Davletarov. Today Muz-TV is owned by UTH Russia, which is, in turn, 49% owned by mtv.[2]

Muz-TV's format is Russian pop music videos, although international pop, hip-hop and contemporary R&B can be occasionally seen as well. There are charts for both local and international acts, voted via channel's website.

Much like MTV, in the late 2000s Muz-TV became more an entertainment channel broadcasting reality shows, rather than a music channel. After the re-branding of 16 September 2012 "Muz-TV" has moved to a new frequency, changing the concept back to the "musical" On its old frequency, a new youth entertainment channel "U", which consists of programs previously aired on the Muz-TV (except musical programs), as well as new programs and series, both purchased and own production.

Muz-TV Music Awards[edit]

Annual Muz-TV music awards is presented to Russian pop musicians since 2003. For each nomination, three nominees are chosen by the channel's jury, and then nominees are voted via SMS. Award is presented on the show in Olimpiysky.

Muz-TV music awards is object of sharp criticism in media. The major issue is a repetitive list of nominees, for example, Zveri have been awarded "Best rock act" six times in a row, and Dima Bilan became "Artist of the Year" five times in six years. Another issue is lip syncing on the award ceremony.[3][4][5]

Programs from September 2012[edit]

Clip blocks[edit]

  • Muz-TV Hit - the main music non-stop.
  • Muz-Charge - morning music block.
  • Ours - Russian music block.
  • Fresh
  • Gold Collection
  • Urban Hit
  • Rock Hit
  • Love Hit
  • Sexy Hour
  • Dance Hit


  • Muz-TV Chart
  • Russian Chart
  • TopHit Chart
  • Billboard Chart
  • Children Ten
  • Popular Chart

Other programs[edit]

  • PRO-News
  • PRO-Review
  • 10 Most...
  • Stars Lights
  • Concerts and music shows

Coming soon[edit]

  • Clips in this Theme
  • Artist Hour
  • Special birthday marathons popular musicians (including display of all clips, programs, concerts, etc.).


External links[edit]