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About VH1

Almost immediately upon the phenomenal success of MTV in the early 1980s, the music-video channel was challenged by a number of competitors, both on cable TV and on the broadcast networks. One of those competitors was Cable Music Channel, a cable channel launched by Ted Turner. CMC was one of the least successful cable channels ever launched, and it stayed on the air for only about a month. It got enough attention, however, to spur MTV to by the channel, and three months later, in January of 1985, MTV filled CMC's old slot with a new music-oriented sister channel that it called VH1.

The channel's name was an shortening of Vide Hits 1, and the aim of the channel was to target an older demographic than that being pursued by MTV. VH1 focused on playing the videos of light rock, pop and R&B artists, but its format, which featured primarily VJs playing short-form music videos, was similar to MTV's.

Like most cable channels that got their start in the 1980s, VH1 has reinvented itself since the turn of the century, and like most cable channels, it now relies heavily on reality programming. If VH1 has a niche of its own, though, it's in music-related documentaries, music-nostalgia programming and celebrity-lifestyle reality series.

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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Atlanta Exes
Atlanta Exes
I Love New York
I Love New York
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Free Radio
Free Radio
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
AL-TV
AL-TV
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Tough Love
Tough Love
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Bounce
Bounce
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
Model Employee
Model Employee
VH1 All Access
VH1 All Access
I Love Money
I Love Money
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
Styled By June
Styled By June
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
The X Life
The X Life
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
Big Ang
Big Ang
Secrets of Aspen
Secrets of Aspen
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Undateable
Undateable
K. Michelle, The Rebellious Soul Musical
K. Michelle, The Rebellious Soul Musical
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
So NoTORIous
So NoTORIous
Shooting Sizemore
Shooting Sizemore
Why Am I Still Single?
Why Am I Still Single?
Gotti's Way
Gotti's Way
Dance Cam Slam
Dance Cam Slam
Viva Hollywood
Viva Hollywood
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Tough Love: Couples
Tough Love: Couples
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Scott Baio is
Scott Baio is
I Hate My 30's
I Hate My 30's
Tiny Tonight
Tiny Tonight
My Big Friggin Wedding
My Big Friggin Wedding
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
VH1 Ladies' Night Out
VH1 Ladies' Night Out
Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters
Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Football Wives
Football Wives
Making Mr. Right
Making Mr. Right
Breaking Bonaduce
Breaking Bonaduce
The Short List
The Short List
Money Hungry
Money Hungry
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards
La La's Full Court Wedding
La La's Full Court Wedding
VH1 News
VH1 News
House of Consignment
House of Consignment
Master of the Mix
Master of the Mix
Off Pitch
Off Pitch
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life