MTV Shows

MTV Shows
Launched 8 November 2007
Closed 1 February 2011
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks
Picture format 576i (SDTV 4:3)
Audience share ~0.0% (August 2012, BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Ireland
Formerly called MTV R (2007–2010)
Replaced by MTV Music
Sister channel(s) MTV
MTV Live HD
MTV Base
MTV Classic
MTV Dance
MTV Hits
MTV Rocks
VH1
Viva
Comedy Central
Comedy Central Extra
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. 2
Nicktoons
Website www.mtv.co.uk/channels/mtv-shows
Availability
(at time of closure)
Satellite
Sky Channel 160
Cable
UPC Ireland Channel 708

MTV Shows (formally MTV R (stylised as MTV Ⓡ)) was an MTV entertainment channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The channel launched on 8 November 2007 on digital platforms Sky and Virgin Media and later on UPC Ireland on 15 October 2009.

On 1 March 2010, MTV R was rebranded to MTV Shows.[1] MTV Shows was removed from Virgin Media on 28 August 2010, along with MTV +1 and MTV Classic, to make room for Comedy Central HD.[2]

MTV Shows ceased broadcasting on 1 February 2011, to make way for MTV Music, while MTV was repositioned as an entertainment channel.[3][4]

Programming

References

  1. "MTV Announce Channel Changes". Entertainment Focus. 2010-03-01. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10.
  2. "Three MTV channels leave Virgin Media". The Airwaves. 26 August 2010. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013.
  3. "Sky confirms major EPG shake-up". Broadband TV News. 18 January 2011.
  4. Laughlin, Andrew. "Broadcasting - News - MTV to launch MTV Music on Sky - Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Retrieved 18 January 2011.


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