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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
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Awkward.
Awkward.
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
True Life
True Life
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
The Real World
The Real World
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
The Hills
The Hills
Friendzone
Friendzone
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Buckwild
Buckwild
Faking It
Faking It
Run's House
Run's House
Girl Code
Girl Code
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Next
Next
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Parental Control
Parental Control
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
The X Effect
The X Effect
Made
Made
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Caged
Caged
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Silent Library
Silent Library
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Little Bill
Little Bill
Daria
Daria
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Are You The One
Are You The One
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Valemont
Valemont
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Scarred
Scarred
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
MTV News
MTV News
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
The City
The City
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Road Rules
Road Rules
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
Punk'd
Punk'd
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
The Maxx
The Maxx
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Making His Band
Making His Band
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
My Own
My Own
Pranked
Pranked
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Nikki & Sara LIVE
Nikki & Sara LIVE
Skins
Skins
Generation Cryo
Generation Cryo
House of Food
House of Food
Disaster Date
Disaster Date
Ultimate Parkour Challenge
Ultimate Parkour Challenge
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
P. Diddy's Starmaker
P. Diddy's Starmaker
Exiled
Exiled
Death Valley
Death Valley
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz