MTV Greece
Broadcast areaGreece
HeadquartersMarousi, Athens, Greece
Picture format1080i HDTV (downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerRadio TV Piraeus S.A.
(d.t. MTV Greece S.A.)
Sister channelsNickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon Plus
Launched1 September 2008
Closed11 January 2016
Replaced byRISE (terrestrial television)
MTV Global (pay television)
DigeaChannel 50 - 54
Greek MTV journalists interviewing a cosplayer at the Comicdom 2012 comics convention in Athens, Greece

MTV Greece was a Greek free-to-air regional television channel launched on 1 September 2008, replacing Smart TV. Owned by Radio TV Piraeus S.A., it closed down suddenly on 11 January 2016, one year prior the proper MTV copyrights come to an end, despite the good ratings. It was replaced by RISE on terrestrial television. Also, it OTE TV and Nova subscription providers, it was replaced by MTV Global and MTV Live.[1]

MTV Greece used to air mainly British, American and Greek music, MTV original shows like Date My Mom, Made, Nitro Circus, Room Raiders, America's Most Smartest Model, etc. subtitled in Greek, as well as three Greek shows (Hitlist Hellas, MTV Pulse, MTV Take 20). It was available on terrestrial television in Athens and via satellite to the rest of the country had the signal reach until Cyprus. MTV also launched MTV Plus, a regional spin-off channel based in Thessaloniki.

MTV Greece's launch event took place in Panathenaic Stadium on 5 October 2008 with live performances from R.E.M., Kaiser Chiefs, Gabriella Cilmi, and C Real. The concert was also broadcast live in Italy, France, Portugal and Spain on MTV. On 9 October 2009 MTV organized the first MTV Day, a celebration for the 1 year of airing in Greece.

To celebrate the date,MTV held a concert at the Olympic Indoor Hall, in Athens, with quests Myronas Stratis, Professional Sinnerz, Moral, Aloha From Hell and Tokyo Hotel. The concert was recorded and was later shown on the MTV World Stage.

A high-definition feed of the channel was launched on 17 October 2011.

Closed on 11 January 2016 and replaced by Rise.


The channel combined local and international music, and aired international MTV shows (with Greek subtitles) including Jackass, Pimp My Ride, When I Was 17, If You Really Knew Me, My Super Sweet 16, Viva La Bam, Life of Ryan, 16 and Pregnant, as well as some original content produced exclusively for Greece.

Local Shows

Presenters and VJs

Spinoff channels

MTV Plus

Main article: MTV Plus

Launched on 18 October 2009, MTV Plus was a regional channel available in Thessaloniki. Its programming was similar to its sister channel MTV Greece. On 13 December 2011 it was replaced by Nickelodeon Plus.

MTV Music

Main article: MTV Music (Greek TV channel)

Launched on 7 October 2009, MTV Music was a 24-hour music channel playing non-stop music videos, live performances and artist interviews. It closed on 2011 and was replaced by MTV Greece and, from 17 October 2011, MTV HD.


MTV HD was launched on 17 October 2011 on OTE TV.


MTV was closed from Greece territories on 11 January 2016 and replaced by Rise.

See also


  1. ^ "Τέλος από τους τηλεοπτικούς δέκτες το MTV Greece". Retrieved 2 October 2016.