VH1 (Latin American TV channel)

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VH1
VH1 logonew.svg
LaunchedApril 1, 2004
Owned byViacom International Media Networks The Americas (Viacom)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
SloganCultura Pop (2004-2013)
Es mucho + (2013-present)
HeadquartersMiami Beach, Florida
Sister channel(s)Comedy Central
MTV
MTV Dance
MTV Live HD
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon
Paramount Channel
Telefe
Telefe Internacional
WebsiteVH1la.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Antina Digital (Argentina)Channel 60
Satellite
Dish (Mexico)Channel 254
SKY (Mexico)Channel 706
Cable
Cablevisión (México D.F.)Channel 39
CotelTV (La Paz, Bolivia)Channel 51
VTR (Santiago, Chile)Channel 26
Cable Mágico (Lima, Perú)Channel 606
Cable Amnet (San José, Costa RicaChannel 73
Telecable Tricom (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)Channel 232
IPTV
Claro TV (Domenican Republic)Channel 254

VH1 Latin America is a music channel from Viacom-owned Viacom International Media Networks The Americas. The network was launched in April 1, 2004 exclusively on Cablevisión D.F. in Mexico, and in the rest of the region some months later. The channel targets audience from 19 to 44 years old and plays local and international music videos from the 1970s to the 2000s. It also airs famous countdowns from VH1 United States. It reaches most of the satellite and cable systems in Latin America. VH1 Soul, another channel of MTV Networks and sister channel of VH1 is also available in the region.

On April 27, 2009 the channel launched a new image, with new idents, bumpers and new colors for the logo. The new identity was called "look & feel" and represents the beginnings of color television.

On April 29, 2013 the channel began to use the current logos and idents used by its parent channel.

History[edit]

VH1 Latin America old logo from 2004 to 2013

The channel was launched on April 1, 2004 only on Cablevisión in Mexico. Eventually, it started reaching other countries, and as of 2006 it is available in most of the countries of Latin America.

Since 2002, there has been a competition between VH1 and MTV Latin America, and in some countries, like Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico and Argentina the channel has more audience than the MTV counterpart.

Controversy[edit]

On January 29, 2007, VTR added the network in a channel slot timeshared with GolTV. This caused anger among its subscribers, which only grew when VTR added FX to the same channel slot on May, making VH1 available only after midnight. In August, the channel was pulled off with no notification given. Despite this, VH1 was added back in early-2009 on its own channel slot.

Shows on VH1 Latin America[edit]

Music Blocks[edit]

  • Old Is Cool (formerly VH1 Clásico)
  • Videografía
  • Best Of
  • Video Hits One

Former programming[edit]

VH1 Latin America also airs reality shows like "Flavor of Love", "I Love New York", "I Love Money", "Hogan Knows Best", "The Surreal Life", "Rock of Love"; the Graham Norton Shows (like "The Graham Norton Effect" and "The Graham Norton Show") and past "MTV Unplugged" shows. On January 2011 "RuPaul's Drag Race (season 2)" began airing.

See also[edit]

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