|Broadcast area||Southeast Asia|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
|Owner||Paramount Networks EMEAA|
|Launched||3 May 1995 (as a standalone pay-TV channel)|
1 July 2011 (Vietnam)
|Closed||31 August 2022 (except Vietnam)|
1 January 2023 (Vietnam)
|Replaced by||MTV Live (Malaysia)|
MTV 90s (rest of Southeast Asia)
MTV was a former pan-Asian pay-television channel owned by Paramount Networks EMEAA that launched on 3 May 1995.
Main article: Channel V
The first incarnation of MTV Asia was originally launched on 15 September 1991. It was owned by a joint-venture between the STAR TV Network and Viacom. Three years later, MTV Asia left the STAR TV Network on 2 May 1994, with the channel's space being taken by Channel V on 27 May 1994.
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.
At the same time, MTV Asia, along with sister channel MTV Indonesia, was launched on the Palapa C2 digital satellite.
From 1 May 2021 until 1 September 2022, MTV Asia shortened its broadcast of programs to 8 hours (4:00pm to 12:00mn (SGT)) to simulcast programs from sister channel MTV Live from 12:00mn to 4:00pm (SGT)) daily as MTV Asia focused on more music content, with less entertainment programming on its schedule.
As part of a restructuring at Paramount Networks EMEAA and as preparation of the launch of Paramount+ in Southeast Asia in 2023, MTV Asia began to cease broadcasting in several territories. In Singapore, following StarHub's review of its content offerings, and the recent launch of MTV Asia On Demand, MTV Asia ceased on StarHub TV on 29 April 2022.
MTV ceased broadcasting in Asia after 27 years, with MTV Live replaced the channel on Astro, Unifi TV and I-Cable, while the rest of the providers began carrying MTV 90s.
Main article: List of MTV VJs