MTV (Greek TV channel)
MTV Greece was a Greek free-to-air television channel launched on 1 September 2008. Owned by Viacom International, it closed down suddenly on 11 January 2016, one year prior the proper MTV copyrights come to an end, despite the good ratings. It was replaced by RISE TV on terrestrial television. Also, it OTE TV and NOVA subscription providers, it was replaced by MTV Europe and MTV Live HD.
|Launched||1 September 2008|
|Closed||11 January 2016|
|Owned by||RISE TV S.A.|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV (downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)|
|Headquarters||Marousi, Athens, Greece|
|Digea||Channel 50 - 54|
|NOVA Greece||Channel 603 (SD)|
|NOVA Cyprus||Channel 605 (SD)|
|OTE TV||Channel 601 (HD)|
|OTE TV||Channel 34 (SD)|
MTV Greece used to air mainly British, American and Greek music, MTV original shows like Date My Mom, Made, Nitro Circus, Room Raiders, America's Most Smartest Model, etc. subtitled in Greek, as well as three Greek shows (Hitlist Hellas, MTV Pulse, MTV Take 20). It was available on terrestrial television in Athens and via satellite to the rest of the country and Cyprus. MTV also launched MTV Plus, a regional spin-off channel based in Thessaloniki.
MTV Greece's launch event took place in Panathenaic Stadium on 5 October 2008 with live performances from R.E.M., Kaiser Chiefs, Gabriella Cilmi, and C Real. The concert was also broadcast live in Italy, France, Portugal and Spain on MTV. On 9 October 2009 MTV organized the first MTV Day, a celebration for the 1 year of airing in Greece. MTV held a concert at the Olympic Indoor Hall, in Athens, with quests Myronas Stratis, Professional Sinnerz, Moral, Aloha From Hell and Tokio Hotel. The concert was recorded and was later shown on the MTV World Stage.
A high-definition feed of the channel was launched on 17 October 2011.
The channel combined local and international music, and aired international MTV shows (with Greek subtitles) including Jackass, Pimp My Ride, When I Was 17, If You Really Knew Me, My Super Sweet 16, Viva La Bam, Life of Ryan, 16 and Pregnant, as well as some original content produced exclusively for Greece.
- MTV News - Music and entertainment news updates.
- Your Noise Live - Daily variety program with music, news, games and interviews.
- MTV Take 20 - Weekly show focuses on movie news, trailers, interviews and a look at the latest new releases.
- MTV Headbangers Ball - Heavy metal music videos and news.
- MTV Game On - Weekly show focuses on video games.
- Every Day Girls! - Weekly show focuses on girls, fashion, horoscopes, entertainment and celebrity news and interviews.
- MTV New Generation
- Yo! MTV Raps
- Mission Lydia - Entertainment program hosted by Lydia Papaioannou
- MTV Summer Clash
- MTV SHOW US YOUR STYLE
- MTV Greeklips
- Wake Up with MTV
- MTV Coolwave Challenges
- Only Hits
- Clip Of The Week
- Your Noise Daily
- MTV City Life
- Party Zone
Presenters and VJsEdit
- Nafsika Lalioti
- Katerina Tsavalou
- Lydia Papaioannou
- Konstantinos Koutsoumpas
- Vanessa Christodoulou
- Orfeas Spiliotopoulos
- Thomas Protopapas
- Vasiliki Arvanitaki
- Marianthi Mpairaktari
- Myrtw Kazi
- George Satsidis
- Spiros Margaritis
Launched on 18 October 2009, MTV Plus was a regional channel available in Thessaloniki. Its programming was similar to its sister channel MTV Greece. On 13 December 2011 it was replaced by Nickelodeon Plus.
Launched on 7 October 2009, MTV Music was a 24-hour music channel playing non-stop music videos, live performances and artist interviews. It closed on 2011 and was replaced by MTV Greece and, from 17 October 2011, MTV HD.