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MTV Live
MTV Live 2021 logo.svg
Logo used since 2021
CountryAsia: Singapore
Europe: United Kingdom
Broadcast areaInternational (including Singapore and United Kingdom)
HeadquartersAsia: 151 Lorong Chuan #03-08 New Tech Park Singapore 556741
Europe: 17-29 Hawley Crescent NW1 8TT London, United Kingdom
Picture format1080i HDTV (downscaled to 16:9 576i/480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
Sister channels
Launched15 September 2008
ReplacedMTV Middle East
MTV Southeast Asia
MTV Lithuania & Latvia
Closed9 April 2013 (France)
3 December 2013 (Australia)
29 June 2016 (UK & Ireland on Sky)
1 August 2017 (Malaysia on Unifi TV)
28 April 2022 (Russia)
14 December 2022 (Belarus)[1]
Replaced byNick Jr. HD (UK & Ireland on Sky)
Former namesMTVNHD (2008-2011; 2008–2012 UK)
MTV Live HD (2011-2021; 2012-2021 UK)

MTV Live (formerly MTVNHD and MTV Live HD) is the international version of the American TV channel MTV Live as 24-hour high-definition live music pay television network that is operated by Paramount International Networks' subsidiary Paramount Networks EMEAA.[2] The channel is currently available in Europe, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East and North Africa and Asia.


MTV Live, the first ever international high-definition service dedicated to music, offers a mix of programming from MTV. MTV Live is operated by MTVNI's Emerging Markets group, who produce and broadcast the channel from its Warsaw hub until 22 April 2012 so officially launched new located, new transmitter, new headquarters, new studios, new network, new provider, new content, new media city, new broadcast drive, new transmission, new power, new station, new operation, new corporate and new head office to 17-29 Hawley Crescent NW1 8TT London, United Kingdom was officially opening ceremony on 23 April 2012 as MTV Live HD.[3][4] The English-language service also features original and acquired shows, and programming from MTVNI's multi-branded library.

The channel's mix of programming includes shows produced by other international MTV production units in Southern Europe, the UK and Latin America.[3] From the beginning the channels' programming schedules were split into two blocks - MTV HD and Nickelodeon HD, but from October through December 2010 the channel only aired music related programs; it restarted airing Nickelodeon shows at the weekends but earlier in the morning. From July 1, 2011, the channel began to focus primarily on live music programming.


The channel was launched on 15 September 2008, in some parts of Europe as MTVNHD (MTV-Nickelodeon HD)[5] and in Latin America by the end of 2008.[6] The channel continued to launch in new countries throughout 2010, including Australia where it first became available in standard-definition.

On 1 July 2011, MTVNHD was officially launched new name and logo to becomes MTV Live HD with a new logo to match the new logos of all other MTV channels revealed on the same date.[7] However, in the UK and Ireland the channel remained as MTVNHD. In Australia MTVN Live was rebranded as MTV Live.

On 23 April 2012, MTVNHD was officially launched new name and logo to becomes MTV Live HD in the UK and Ireland, along with the launch of a standard-definition MTV Live.[8]

MTV Live officially two divided ceremony into MTV Live HD Europe and MTV Live HD Asia by certain areas.

At the that time, MTV Live HD was officially opening ceremony or grand opening celebrate on air from icon locations; the Marina Bay Sands and Changi Airport for MTV Live HD Asia and the Palace of Westminster for MTV Live HD Europe. At the same time, MTV Live HD officially 'split' its version such as MTV Live HD Europe officially opening ceremony its production facilities fully in London, United Kingdom. MTV Live Asia HD was launched on the Singapore Version. MTV Live Europe HD was launched on the London Version. MTV Live Asia HD officially opening ceremony its production facilities fully in Singapore.

On 9 April 2013, MTV Live HD ceased broadcasting in France after to the launch of the HD's versions of the French MTV channels.

On 1 October 2013, MTV Live HD and MTV Live revamped the channels logo as part of a global rebrand.

On 3 November 2013, MTV Live and MTV Live HD ceased broadcasting on Foxtel's service in Australia.[9]

On 2 March 2014, MTV Live HD launched on Taiwan CHT MOD. On 24 October that same year, it launched on UPC Romania.

On 5 January 2015, MTV Live HD became encrypted and available only on satellite TV provider OSN in the Arab World, replacing MTV Middle East

On 15 February 2016, the standard-definition MTV Live closed and was replaced by MTV Music +1 in the United Kingdom.

On 29 June 2016, the UK feed of MTV Live HD closed and was replaced with Nick Jr. HD on Sky, and the international feed of MTV Live HD on Virgin Media.[10]

On 29 March 2017, it was launched in Portugal as an exclusive on Meo.

On 3 August 2018, it was launched in Brazil as an exclusive on NET.

On 1 February 2021, the Latin American feed, which had a 7-hour delay became simulcast.

From 1 May 2021 until 1 September 2022, MTV Southeast Asia programs are shortened to 8 hour broadcast which is from 4:00pm - 12:00mn (SGT) to giveway for their selected programs from its sister channel MTV Live airing on the channel from 12:00mn – ⁠4:00pm (SGT) daily as MTV Southeast Asia became more of music content with less of entertainment programming.

On 14 September 2021, MTV Live HD was officially renamed MTV Live dropping HD from its branding because due to MTV Live officially continue to all full main high-definition channel officially sign marked international version of the American TV channel MTV Live which owned the American TV channel of the same name in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City.[11]

On 28 April 2022, MTV Live HD closed in Russia during the program Rock Solid Playlist.[12]

On 1 September 2022, MTV Live officially opening ceremony in Malaysia replacing MTV Southeast Asia +1 (one hour delay) marked return for Unifi TV users since the channel stopped on 1 August 2017 and in Hong Kong replacing MTV Southeast Asia.[13]

On 8 September 2022 at 22:00 BST, MTV Live (alongside with MTV Music, MTV Hits, MTV 80s, MTV 90s in the United Kingdom) temporarily suspended its regularly scheduled programming due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. As a result of the suspension of regular programming on all of MTV's music channels in the United Kingdom (in which MTV Live is broadcasting from), two music video programs were created in order to fill the gap, one being "Programming Pause" (which it was broadcast from 8 September 2022 at 22:55 until 9 September 2022 at 12:30 BST) and the other being "Nothing but Music" (which it was broadcast from 9 September 2022 at 15:00 BST until 13 September 2022 at 02:00 BST). Both of these programs play laid back and somber music videos. Regular programming for MTV Live were resumed on 13 September 2022 at 02:00 BST, starting with the Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj episode of My Life On MTV, while regular programming for all of MTV's music channels in the United Kingdom/Ireland were resumed four hours later at 06:00 BST.

On 19 September 2022, all of MTV's music channels in the United Kingdom temporarily suspended its regularly scheduled programming (including teleshopping programs) and it was replaced with the music program "Nothing but Music" (also known "Nothing but Hits" on MTV Hits, "Nothing but 80s" on MTV 80s and "Nothing but 90s" on MTV 90s) on that day, due to the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

From 14 December 2022, the broadcasting of MTV Live and affiliated TV channels in Belarus has stopped.


The channel is available in a number of countries throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia including:[14]


Current Programming


On-air identity

See also


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