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|Launched||August 1, 1981|
|Owned by||Viacom Media Networks (Viacom)|
|Picture format|| 1080i (HDTV)|
|Headquarters||New York, NY|
|Formerly called||MTV: Music Television (August 1, 1981–February 8, 2010)|
|DirecTV|| 331 (SD & HD)|
1331 (On Demand)
|Dish Network|| 160 (SD)|
|Available on many U.S. cable providers||Check local listings for channel numbers|
|Verizon FiOS|| 210 (SD)|
|AT&T U-verse|| 1502 East / 1503 West (HD)|
502 East / 503 West (SD)
MTV (music television) is an American cable television network. They are based in New York. 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.
- "MTV drops 'Music Television' from the network logo". Los Angeles Times. 2010-02-08. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/02/mtv-drops-music-television-from-its-logo.html. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- "80Music.about.com". 80Music.about.com. 1981-08-01. http://80music.about.com/od/80sbackgroundcultu2/p/mtvprofile.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
- "CNN – MTV changed the music industry on August 1, 1981 – July 31, 1998". http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Music/9807/31/encore.mtv/index.html. Retrieved 2010-05-13.