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MTV logo
Launched August 1, 1981; 39 years ago (1981-08-01)
Owned by Viacom Media Networks (Viacom)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Headquarters New York, NY
Formerly called MTV: Music Television (August 1, 1981–February 8, 2010)[1]
DirecTV 331 (SD & HD)
1331 (On Demand)
Dish Network 160 (SD)
1333 (HD)
Available on many U.S. cable providers Check local listings for channel numbers
Verizon FiOS 210 (SD)
710 (HD)
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.[2] They used to only show music videos.[3] 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.

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