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VH1 MegaHits is a Latin American pay television music channel. It is owned by Viacom Networks Brazil, subsidiary of MTV Networks Latin America and airs music videos throughout its entire day.

VH1 Megahits
2003-2005/2010-present VH1 MegaHits logo
Launched2001 (2001) (United States)
(Brazil, MTV Hits rebrand)
January 29, 2010 (2010-01-29) (test sign)
February 1, 2010 (2010-02-01) (official launch)
ClosedJune 30, 2005 (2005-06-30) (United States)
Owned byViacom Networks Brasil (Viacom)
Picture format480i (4:3, SDTV)
CountryBrazil
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaBrazil
Argentina
Chile
Mexico
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
ReplacedMTV Hits (Brazil)
Replaced byLogo TV (United States)
Sister channel(s)MTV
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Paramount Channel
Comedy Central
VH1 HD
Telefe Internacional
Availability
Satellite
Oi TV (Brazil)Channel 136
Algar TV (Brazil)Channel 388
Vivo TV (Brazil)Channel 81
Claro TV (Brazil)Channel 126
Cable
NET (Brazil)Channel 126
TV Alphaville (Brazil)Channel 95
TVN (Brazil)Channel 74
BVCi (Brazil)Channel 67
VTR (Chile)Channel 314
ORM Cabo (Brazil)Channel 120
Cabo Telecom (Brazil)Channel 604
VerTV (Brazil)Channel 88
TCM (Brazil)Channel 78
Life TV (Brazil)Channel 701
Izzi Telecom (Mexico)Channel 259
Cablevisión (Argentina)Channel 509
IPTV
TotalPlay (Mexico)Channel 730
Cablevisión Flow (Argentina)Channel 509

VH1 MegaHits features four different blocks of programming: In Motion, Nothing But Classics, VH1 Shuffle and Moods. It is somewhat equivalent to MTV Hits in its programming style, though the latter also features artists interviews and album/music video recording featurettes, whereas VH1 MegaHits is completely dependent on music videos.

The network launched as MTV Hits in Brazil on 22 June 2005, and was re-branded as VH1 MegaHits on 29 January 2010 after a local re-configuration of Viacom's domestic properties in Brazil.

VH1 MegaHits in the United StatesEdit

 
VH1 MegaHits USA logo (2001-2003)

VH1 MegaHits in the United States was a fully automated music video channel which played mostly top 40 adult contemporary videos from throughout VH1's history, from the '80s to the early years of the 21st century. It shared the same eight-hour automated loop schedule that VH1 Classic and VH1 Country also had at the time. As with its sister networks, it was exclusive to digital cable and never had any satellite service carriage.

Due to low viewership and cable carriage, the channel was discontinued at the end of June 2005. The satellite space was used by corporate parent MTV Networks to launch Logo, a subscription network targeted at the gay community. Logo TV previously aired two music video-based programs, NewNowNext Music and The Click List: Top 10 Videos.

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