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MTV Base
MTV Base Africa (2021).svg
Broadcast areaNigeria, West Africa, Kenya, South Africa
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
Sister channelsMTV Africa
BET Africa
Comedy Central Africa
Nickelodeon Africa
Nick Jr. Africa
Launched22 February 2005; 17 years ago (22 February 2005)[1]
GOtvChannel 72
StarTimesChannel 329
DStvChannel 322

MTV Base is a 24-hour music channel from Paramount Networks EMEAA. There are three different feeds of MTV Base Africa; for South Africa, West Africa and East Africa respectively.


The channel was launched in February 2005 with a live music special with live performances from local African and international artists, along with some music video and reality programming from MTV Europe. The network also carries the American and European awards ceremonies of MTV and BET.

On 3 July 2013, Viacom International Media Networks Africa launched an localised feed of MTV Base exclusively for South Africa,[2] with local programming, advertising and VJs.[3] It launched on DStv on 5 March 2019.

See also


  1. ^ "MTV launches in Africa". Broadcast. 16 November 2004. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Commissioning brief – MTV South Africa". Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Media Update".