|Picture format||720p HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia|
|Launched||3 December 2013|
|Replaced||MTV Hits (Australia and NZ)|
MTV Classic (NZ)
|Closed||1 July 2020|
|Replaced by||MTV Hits (2020 relaunch)|
MTV Music is a 24-hour Australian and New Zealand subscription music channel which first launched on 3 December 2013.
On 29 October 2013, MTV announced they had been working with Foxtel since early 2013 to offer more diversity on the Foxtel platform, as their two current music dedicated channels – MTV Classic and MTV Hits – fought for the same audience as Foxtel Networks channels MAX and [V] Hits respectively. As such, it was decided that MTV Classic and MTV Hits would cease broadcasting on the Foxtel platform to be replaced by two new MTV channels. The channel to replace MTV Hits was MTV Music, the same name of the number one UK music channel, which will feature pop, rock, urban and alternative music.
On 1 January 2014, MTV Music launched on Australian IPTV provider FetchTV. On 1 December 2015, a localized version of MTV Music launched in New Zealand on Sky Television, replacing both MTV Classic and MTV Hits. On 30 November 2016, MTV Music moved from channel 808 to 803 on the Foxtel platform. On 1 July 2020, the channel rebranded back to MTV Hits, as part of a wider deal between Foxtel and ViacomCBS. MTV Hits now broadcasts on Foxtel channel 801, taking the slot of the former Channel [V].
Logo used from 3 December 2013 to 4 April 2017
Logo used from 5 April 2017 to February 2018
Final logo used from February 2018 to 1 July 2020
They are automated blocks of hit music videos at all. And similar to MTV Dance, MTV Music only broadcasts three 5-minute commercial breaks each hour.