MTV Music
New Zealand
Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
Picture format720p HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
Sister channelsMTV
Club MTV
MTV Classic
Launched3 December 2013
ReplacedMTV Hits (Australia and NZ)
MTV Classic (NZ)
Closed1 July 2020; 3 years ago (1 July 2020)
Replaced byMTV Hits (2020 relaunch)
(New Zealand)

MTV Music was a 24-hour Australian and New Zealand subscription music channel which first launched on 3 December 2013.[1]


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.[2] 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.[2]

On 1 January 2014, MTV Music launched on Australian IPTV provider FetchTV.[3][4] On 1 December 2015, a localized version of MTV Music launched in New Zealand on Sky Television, replacing both MTV Classic and MTV Hits.[5][6] On 30 November 2016, MTV Music moved from channel 808 to 803 on the Foxtel platform.[7] On 1 July 2020, the channel rebranded back to MTV Hits, as part of a wider deal between Foxtel and ViacomCBS.[8] MTV Hits now broadcasts on Foxtel channel 801, taking the slot of the former Channel [V].

Logo history


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.

See also


  1. ^ "MTV Dance and MTV Music to hit Foxtel this December!". MTV Australia. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Reid, Poppy (29 October 2013). "EXCLUSIVE: MTV AUSTRALIA TO LAUNCH TWO NEW CHANNELS – MTV MUSIC AND MTV DANCE". The Music Network. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. ^ FetchTV (16 December 2013). "Fetch TV". Facebook. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  4. ^ Davidson, Darren (16 December 2013). "Fetch muscles up before a Foxtel grab". The Australian. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  5. ^ Sky TV (4 November 2015). "New channel alert! MTV NZ is mixing it up with the world's greatest music from the 90s to today - MTV Music launches 1 December on channel 022". Facebook. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  6. ^ "MTV Music". Sky TV. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  7. ^ Paigeturner (21 November 2016). "The music channels regroup to create more harmony". Foxtel. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Foxtel overhauls music channels | TV Tonight".
  9. ^ "Foxtel TV Guide". Archived from the original on 27 February 2018.