MAX Logo
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
OwnerFoxtel Networks
Sister channelsFoxtel Networks channels
Launched2 December 2000[1]
Closed1 July 2020; 3 years ago (2020-07-01)
Replaced byMTV Classic (Foxtel only)
Former namesmusicMAX (2000-2004)
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 805

Max was an Australian music channel formerly known as musicMAX prior to 14 March 2004, available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television. The distinctive MAX logo was designed by Australian designer director, Domenico Bartolo of 21–19.[2]

In May 2020, it was announced that Foxtel would cease operations of Max at the end of June, as part of a deal with Network 10 owner ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia.[3] It was replaced with the relaunch of MTV Classic at 6AM on July 1; the last video on Max was "Too Good at Goodbyes" by Sam Smith.[4]


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  1. ^ Zuel, Bernard (1 December 2000). "Ladies, It's For You Click Onto Something Comfortable". Sydney Morning Herald. p. 16. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  2. ^ "21-19 : a communications agency building stories of purpose".
  3. ^ "Foxtel overhauls music channels | TV Tonight".
  4. ^ MTV Classic Launch - (01.07.2020)- YouTube