CMT Australia
CountryAustralia
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
Sister channelsSister channels
History
LaunchedMarch 2004 (as CMC)
1 July 2020 (as CMT)
Former namesCountry Music Channel (2004–2020)
Links
Websitemtv.com.au/cmt
Availability
Cable
FoxtelChannel 805
Optus TVChannel 805
Satellite
FoxtelChannel 805
IPTV
Fetch TVChannel 239
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 805

CMT Australia is an Australian cable and satellite music television channel owned and operated by ViacomCBS 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 ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 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.[1]

Former CMC-era programming

Network's former logo as Country Music Channel.
Network's former logo as Country Music Channel.

Talent

Live events

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.

References

  1. ^ "Foxtel overhauls music channels | TV Tonight".