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MTV Asia
CountryBritish Hong Kong (1991-1994)
Singapore (1995-present)
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia, Pacific Islands
HeadquartersBritish Hong Kong (1991-1994)
Singapore (1995-present)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerSTAR TV and Viacom (1991-1994)
ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA (1995-present)
Sister channelsNickelodeon
Comedy Central
Nick Jr.
Paramount Channel
MTV Live
Launched15 September 1991; 30 years ago (1991-09-15) (STAR TV)
3 May 1995; 26 years ago (1995-05-03) (as a standalone pay-TV channel)
Closed2 May 1994; 27 years ago (1994-05-02) (STAR TV)
First Media
Channel 220 (SD)
Channel 356 (HD)
South Luzon CATV
Channel 321 (Digital)
Macau CATV (Macau)Channel 446
Metro Manila:
Channel 71

Channel 642
Channel 42
Destiny Cable
Channel 71 (Digital)
Parasat Cable TV
Channel 26
Fil Products Ozamiz
Channel 78
Cable TV Hong Kong
(Hong Kong)
Channel 333
Channel 168
AstroChannel 718 (HD)
Sky PacificChannel 4
Sky Net
Channel 52
Channel 74
Kristal-AstroChannel 718 (HD)
Matrix Garuda
Channel 22
Channel 151
Channel 110
Channel 152
M2V Mobile TVChannel 0003
Singtel TV
Channel 350 (HD/VOD)
StarHub TV
Channel 533 (HD)
Unifi TV
Channel 531 (HD)
Channel 512 (HD)

MTV is a pan-Asian music pay-television channel that was originally launched on 15 September 1991 as a music channel exclusively on the STAR TV platform, and then on 3 May 1995 as a standalone pay-TV channel. It is owned by ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA.


MTV Asia was originally launched on 15 September 1991 as a joint venture between STAR TV and Viacom, but later STAR TV's contract with MTV expired on 2 May 1994. This led to the launch of Channel [V] on 27 May 1994.

MTV Mandarin was launched on 25 April 1995 as a 24-hour Chinese language channel broadcast from Singapore serving Mandarin-speaking Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore.

MTV Asia was launched on 3 May 1995 as a 24-hour English-language channel broadcast from Singapore seen throughout Asia in territories including Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, the Middle East, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

In 1996, MTV Asia, along with its two sister channels MTV Mandarin, MTV India and MTV Indonesia was launched on the Palapa C2 digital satellite. Other channels were also carried on Palapa C2 that includes Channel V.

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

On May 2021, MTV Asia will air selected programs from its sister channel MTV Live HD from 12:00 MN - 4:00 PM (SGT) daily.


Main article: List of MTV VJs

Current programs

Music Video


Filler Segment

Variety Show

Past programs

See also