Television channels similar to or like MTV
American cable channel that launched on August 1, 1981. Wikipedia
American basic cable channel owned by ViacomCBS through its domestic network division's MTV Entertainment Group unit, based in Manhattan. Geared for mature audiences and carries comedy programming in the form of both original, licensed, and syndicated series, stand-up comedy specials, and feature films. Wikipedia
American pay television channel owned by ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, a division of ViacomCBS. The first nationally available channel devoted to country music and country music videos, with its programming also including concerts, specials, and biographies of country music stars. Wikipedia
American pay television channel owned by ViacomCBS through its domestic networks division. Originally a spinoff of Nick at Nite consisting exclusively of classic television shows, the channel now airs a combination of recent and classic television series (ranging from the 1960s to the 2010s), original scripted series, and limited theatrically released movies. Wikipedia
American basic cable television network based in New York City owned by ViacomCBS. Created by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and the original owner of MTV, and launched on January 1, 1985, in the former space of Turner Broadcasting System's short-lived Cable Music Channel. Wikipedia
- Many metal artists benefited from the exposure they received on MTV, which began airing in 1981—sales often soared if a band's videos screened on the channel.
- This period coincided with the rise of MTV and led to a great deal of exposure for this brand of synth-pop, creating what has been characterised as a second British Invasion.
- New wave became a pop culture sensation with the debut of the cable television network MTV in 1981, which put many new wave videos into regular rotation.
- Grunge acts were influenced by the heavy metal sound, but rejected the excesses of the more popular metal bands, such as their "flashy and virtuosic solos" and "appearance-driven" MTV orientation.
- MTV and radio stations such as Los Angeles' KROQ-FM played a major role in these bands' crossover success, though NOFX refused to let MTV air its videos.
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