MTV (France)

Launched 20 June 2000
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Country France
Language French
Broadcast area France, Belgium, Switzerland
Formerly called MTVF
Sister channel(s) MTV Hits
Nickelodeon Junior
Nickelodeon 4Teen
Game One
Game One Music
Paramount Channel
Canalsat Channel 44 (SD/HD)
Channel 531 (HD)
TéléSAT Channel 76
VOO Channel 40
Canalsat Channel 44 (SD/HD)
Channel 531 (HD)
Freebox (TV by Canal) Channel 84 (SD/HD)

MTV France is a 24-hour entertainment channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe. The channel was launched as MTV Networks Europe began to further localize its brand throughout Europe. MTV France (previously MTVF) was launched on 20 June 2000 in France.[1] The channel serves the French-speaking world including Belgium (French-speaking areas), Switzerland (French-speaking areas), Monaco and Africa (French-speaking areas), Morocco on cable. Though, it is not available in Québec.

Its headquarters are at Viacom International Media Networks Europe in London with a local office at MTV Networks France in Neuilly-sur-Seine.


  • Upon launch MTV Europe was available in France. In June 2000 MTV Networks Europe replaced MTV Europe with MTVF in France and other French-speaking territories.
  • In 2005, MTV Networks Europe further expanded the MTV brand within France with the launch of MTV Pulse and MTV Idol.[2] Other MTV channels are also available including the pan-European versions of MTV Rocks, MTV Hits, VH1 Europe, MTV Base.
  • In December 2007 MTV Networks France a subsidiary of MTV Networks Europe launched a French-speaking version of MTV Base.
  • In November 2008, MTVNHD launched in France.[3]
  • In January 2011, MTV Networks France launched services related to MTV, MTV Base, Nickelodeon and Game One for use on Philips connected TV sets. Each channel offers access to free video contents, news and trailers from brands MTV, MTV Base, MTV Pulse, MTV Idol, Game One, Game One Music HD, Nickelodeon and Nickelodeon junior.[4]
  • In March 2016, MTV +1 was replaced by Nickelodeon +1.

See also


  1. "MTV Networks Europe Fact Sheet" (PDF). MTV Networks Europe. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  2. "MTV to launch new channels via Astra". DTG. 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  3. Merrett, Andy (2008-10-24). "MTV HD launching in France next month". HDTV UK. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  4. Paoli-Lebailly, Pascale (2011-01-17). "MTV Networks France turns on Philips connected TV". Rapid TV News. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
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