|Paramount Networks UK & Australia
|1 July 2020
|Country Music Channel (2004–2020)
CMT Australia is an Australian cable and satellite music television channel owned and operated by Paramount Networks UK & Australia. It is the third and currently only country music video channel in Australia, created after the closure of MusicCountry from the Australian market, followed by its predecessor network.
From 2004 until June 2020, it was known as Country Music Channel and was owned by Foxtel Networks. Foxtel ceased that network's operations (along with sister channels [V], MAX and Foxtel Smooth) at the end of June 2020 as part of a long-term agreement with Paramount Global to program new music networks on its platform. The channel is now a localised version of the US Country Music Television, and airs country music videos around the clock from Australia and globally.
CMC co-produced a three-day music festival, with Rob Potts Entertainment Edge and Michael Chugg Entertainment - CMC Rocks.
In partnership with parent company Foxtel, CMC hosted its own awards program which it airs live. The CMC Awards took place on the night until CMC Rocks officially starts.