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MTV Hits is a 24-hour non-stop pop music video channel from Viacom International Media Networks Europe launched in 1 May 2001 replacing MTV Extra. Available in the United Kingdom and Ireland on subscription satellite and digital television services.

MTV Hits
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Launched1 May 2001
NetworkMTV (UK & Ireland)
Owned byViacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience shareUK:
0.03% (August 2018 (2018-08), BARB)
CountryUnited Kingdom and Ireland
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom and Ireland
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
ReplacedMTV Extra
Sister channel(s)
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 351
Virgin Media
Channel 312
Virgin Media
Channel 703
Channel 95
TalkTalk TV
Channel 537

MTV Hits began broadcasting in widescreen on 28 March 2012.

European versionsEdit

In 2014, MTV Hits, as well as MTV Rocks and MTV Dance started broadcasting European versions, without commercials or teleshopping. The channels have a Czech license.

On 17 November 2015, a French version of the channel was launched and the European version stops broadcasting in France, Switzerland and Belgium. This version replaced the French versions of MTV Base, MTV Pulse and MTV Idol.


  • Big Fat Hits
  • Brand New Vid!
  • First! on MTV Hits
  • Newest Vids & Hot Hits!
  • MTV Rewind
  • US Hotlist Top 10


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