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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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Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
True Life
True Life
Awkward.
Awkward.
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
The Real World
The Real World
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Faking It
Faking It
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Friendzone
Friendzone
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
The Hills
The Hills
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Slednecks
Slednecks
Girl Code
Girl Code
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Run's House
Run's House
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Parental Control
Parental Control
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Made
Made
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Buckwild
Buckwild
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Daria
Daria
Silent Library
Silent Library
Punk'd
Punk'd
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
The City
The City
The Ex and The Why
The Ex and The Why
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
Next
Next
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
Skins
Skins
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
The X Effect
The X Effect
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
Scarred
Scarred
Making the Video
Making the Video
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Happyland
Happyland
Making His Band
Making His Band
Road Rules
Road Rules
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
Underemployed
Underemployed
Cribs
Cribs
MTV News
MTV News
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
Valemont
Valemont
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
The Maxx
The Maxx
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
Human Giant
Human Giant
The Hook Up
The Hook Up
Generation Cryo
Generation Cryo
Death Valley
Death Valley
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Disaster Date
Disaster Date
When I Was 17
When I Was 17