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About MTV

If there is a single cable channel that could be given credit for revolutionizing the television industry, that channel would probably be MTV. When Music Television began airing in 1981, it was entirely unique, and it helped to fuel unprecedented public enthusiasm for cable programming and drove the expansion of cable TV into all corners of the American market.

In its original incarnation, MTV was essentially a televised version of a radio station, with VJs ("video jockeys") who presented music videos in much the same way that DJs ("disc jockeys") presented popular songs on radio. The format popularized the music video concept and significantly changed not just the cable TV industry, but the recording industry as well.

The channel's focus on music remained through the 1980s, but in the 1990s, MTV began slowly branching out into other programming niches. "MTV News" segments began to establish the channel as an advocate of youth-oriented social issues, game shows like "Singled Out" echoed the resurgence of the genre on TV, and "The Real World" was one of the earliest examples of the reality-TV genre.

Since the turn of the century, MTV's music programming has been a minority of its schedule. The channel focuses instead on reality TV, animation, original scripted series and other youth-oriented programming.

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Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Awkward.
Awkward.
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Faking It
Faking It
True Life
True Life
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
The Hills
The Hills
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Real World
The Real World
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Friendzone
Friendzone
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Run's House
Run's House
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Parental Control
Parental Control
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Daria
Daria
Made
Made
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Next
Next
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
The X Effect
The X Effect
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Girl Code
Girl Code
Punk'd
Punk'd
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The City
The City
Buckwild
Buckwild
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
My Own
My Own
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Silent Library
Silent Library
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Scarred
Scarred
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
MTV News
MTV News
Valemont
Valemont
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Making His Band
Making His Band
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Copycat
Copycat
Avengers vs. X-Men: War Journals
Avengers vs. X-Men: War Journals
Underemployed
Underemployed
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
Skins
Skins
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
Jerks with Cameras
Jerks with Cameras
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
P. Diddy's Starmaker
P. Diddy's Starmaker
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Homewrecker
Homewrecker
Gone Too Far
Gone Too Far
Death Valley
Death Valley
Generation Cryo
Generation Cryo
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
The Hills: According to Me
The Hills: According to Me
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Is She Really Going Out with Him?