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MTV Asia
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 576i/480i for the SD feed)
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
Sister channelsNickelodeon
Comedy Central
Nick Jr.
Paramount Network
MTV Live
Colors Infinity
Launched3 May 1995; 27 years ago (1995-05-03) (as a standalone pay-TV channel)
Closed1 September 2022; 2 months ago (2022-09-01)
Replaced byMTV Live (Malaysia; +1h Delay)
MTV 90s (Southeast Asia ex. Malaysia)
Links (YouTube) (Instagram) (Twitter)

MTV was a pan-Asian music pay-television channel was officially full formal launched on 3 May 1995 as a standalone pay television channel. It was owned by Paramount Networks EMEAA.


MTV Asia was officially launched on 3 May 1995 as a 24-hour English-language channel broadcast from Singapore seen throughout Southeast Asia in territories including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

MTV Asia along with its sister channels MTV Indonesia was launched on the Palapa C2 digital satellite.

MTV has partnered with domestic media companies to produce local-language content for its channels in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

MTV Asia On Demand is an all-time music and entertainment channel with up to 100 hours/year of on-demand MTV Asia content. The OTT service is currently available in Singapore only.

From 1 May 2021 until 1 September 2022, MTV Asia programs are shortened to eight hour broadcast which is from 4:00pm to 12:00mn (SGT) to giveaway for their simulcast programs from its sister channel MTV Live airing on the channel from 12:00mn to 4:00pm (SGT) daily as MTV Asia became more of music content with less of entertainment programming.

Following the reviewing their content offerings, MTV Asia has terminated the contract affected by StarHub TV subscribers on 29 April 2022 due to the recently launched MTV Asia On Demand four days after their launch by the content provider. [1]

As part of restructuring at Paramount Networks EMEAA and for preparation of the launch of Paramount+ in Southeast Asia in 2023, MTV ceased broadcasting at around 12mn and was replaced by MTV Live in Malaysia on 1hr delay and MTV 90s in other countries.[2]


Main article: List of MTV VJs

Final programs

Music Video


Past programs

See also


  1. ^ "MTV Asia FAQ / Cessation of MTV Asia". StarHub. 20 April 2022. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Rebranding MTV Asia to MTV 90s". Sky Cable. 23 August 2022. Retrieved 23 August 2022.