MTV (originally an acronym for Music Television until 2010) is an American cable television network. They are based in New York City. The channel launched on August 1, 1981. They used to only show music videos. The first music video shown on MTV was Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles. Today, the channel shows many different television programs aimed at adolescents and young adults.
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Owner||ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks (ViacomCBS)|
|Sister channels||MTV2, Tr3́s, mtvU, VH1, Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Comedy Central, MTV India|
|Founded||January 1, 1981|
|Launched||August 1, 1981|
|Former names||MTV: Music Television (August 1, 1981–February 8, 2010)|
|Available on many U.S. cable providers||Check local listings for channel numbers|
|DirecTV||331 (SD & HD) (exp. 8/2/22)|
1331 (On Demand) (exp. 8/2/22)
|Dish Network||160 (SD)|
|Verizon FiOS||210 (SD)|
|AT&T U-verse||1502 East / 1503 West (HD) (exp. 8/2/22)|
502 East / 503 West (SD) (exp. 8/2/22)
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