|Headquarters||CJ E&M Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV |
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||CJ ENM Entertainment Division (CJ Group)|
|Former names||Music Network |
Genie Music (affiliate)
|Mnet+||Watch Live (Selected shows only, including global simulcast of M Countdown)|
|TVING||Watch Live (South Korea only)|
Mnet (acronym of Music Network) is a South Korean pay television music channel owned by CJ E&M, a division of CJ ENM, part of CJ Group.
The CJ E&M Center Studio located in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul is the headquarters, broadcast and recording centre of many Mnet programs with a studio audience, namely the live weekly music show M Countdown. It is also the venue for live performances in survival shows such as Superstar K, Show Me The Money series, Produce 101 series, Comeback War series, Planet series and Street Dance series. Other shows are filmed in CJ E&M Studio in Ilsan and CJ E&M Contents World in Paju.
The global website named for Mnet Global changed to MWave in April 2013. Other sites from Mnet are not affected with the change.
On February 5, 2020, it was revealed that CJ ENM had begun restructuring Mnet's "We Are K-Pop" slogan and brand after the controversy behind "Produce 101" damaged the network's image.
On February 24, 2020, Mnet unveiled their new brand logo along with its 25th anniversary., Their new logo design is based on their old logo from 1995 with the addition of their current Mnet shape and colour. M2, Mwave, and the Mnet Production logo have stuck to the former design.
On May 21, 2020, Mnet reverted its logo back to its former design with Social distancing animations.
|1995–1999||South Korea music channel m.net||한국의 음악채널 m.net|
|2000–2001||Channel in my mind m.net||내 마음속의 채널 m.net|
|2001–2003||Korean music channel m.net||한국인의 음악채널 m.net|
|2003–2004, 2007–2008||Enjoy It! m.net||즐겨봐! m.net|
|January 2005 – July 2005||m.net 10th anniversary, full m.net!||m.net 10년, 완전엠넷!|
|July 2005 – 2007||Hello, my name is Mnet!|
|2010–2011||All about 20's|
|2011–present||Music makes one
|April 2013 – January 2014||Jump! Mnet||juMp! 엠넷|
|January 2014 – December 2016||KPop makes one|
|January 2017 – January 2019||Move me, move the world, moveMnet||나를 움직이다 세상을 움직이다
|June 2018 – January 2019 (Europe)||Mnet makes new K-pop star & trends|
|January 2019 – January 2020 (North America)||We Are K-POP|
|January 2020 – June 2020||Music Network, M.net!|
|May 2020 – June 2020||#good_distance||#착한_거리두기|
|June 2020 – present (Australia and New Zealand)||Global Music Network, Mnet|
|August 2020 – October 2020||#healthy_distance||#건강한_거리두기|
|August 2020 – September 2020||Summer Break with Mnet|
Mnet Digital Studio launched STUDIO CHOOM in May 2019, a YouTube channel which features notable Kpop acts performing dances in front of the studio's white background and colored lights. The sets often feature backup dancers and usually lack any background props.
Main article: Mnet Asian Music Awards § Controversies
Main article: Mnet vote manipulation investigation
On August 24, 2021, Mnet's new dance survival show "Street Woman Fighter" premiered. The opening music was a remix of Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, and many found this offensive. On September 9, the "Street Woman Fighter" production team apologized and said they would re-upload the video with replacement music. They promised to be more careful and continue to listen to viewers' opinions in the future.
The first logo used since its rebranding from Music Network to m.net, later briefly revived for its 25th anniversary (March 1, 1995 – July 20, 2005; February–May 2020)
A variant of the first logo, without colour or the quaver (2000 – July 2005)
The second and current logo (July 21, 2005–present)