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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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Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Awkward.
Awkward.
Faking It
Faking It
True Life
True Life
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Girl Code
Girl Code
Buckwild
Buckwild
Run's House
Run's House
The Hills
The Hills
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
The Real World
The Real World
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Friendzone
Friendzone
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Next
Next
Made
Made
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Parental Control
Parental Control
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Making His Band
Making His Band
Happyland
Happyland
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
The City
The City
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
The X Effect
The X Effect
Silent Library
Silent Library
Punk'd
Punk'd
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
Daria
Daria
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
MTV News
MTV News
Disaster Date
Disaster Date
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Scarred
Scarred
Valemont
Valemont
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
My Own
My Own
Death Valley
Death Valley
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Road Rules
Road Rules
MTV Spring Break
MTV Spring Break
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
DISconnected
DISconnected
The Hook Up
The Hook Up
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
Human Giant
Human Giant
Underemployed
Underemployed
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Cribs
Cribs
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Generation Cryo
Generation Cryo
Pranked
Pranked
Caged
Caged
8th & Ocean
8th & Ocean
The Electric Barbarellas
The Electric Barbarellas
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me