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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.

    RuPaul's Drag Race
    RuPaul's Drag Race
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    Love & Hip Hop
    Love & Hip Hop
    Basketball Wives
    Basketball Wives
    America's Next Top Model
    America's Next Top Model
    Black Ink Crew
    Black Ink Crew
    Mob Wives
    Mob Wives
    Cartel Crew
    Cartel Crew
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    Single Ladies
    Single Ladies
    Hit The Floor
    Hit The Floor
    Dating Naked
    Dating Naked
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    I Love New York
    I Love New York
    The Pick-Up Artist
    The Pick-Up Artist
    Critics' Choice Awards
    Critics' Choice Awards
    The T.O. Show
    The T.O. Show
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    Basketball Wives: LA
    Basketball Wives: LA
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    Rock of Love
    Rock of Love
    Bounce
    Bounce
    The Surreal Life
    The Surreal Life
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    Signed
    Signed
    My True Crime Story
    My True Crime Story
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Brooke Knows Best
    Brooke Knows Best
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    VH1 Couples Retreat
    VH1 Couples Retreat
    Hogan Knows Best
    Hogan Knows Best
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    She's Got Game
    She's Got Game
    Behind The Music
    Behind The Music
    K. Michelle: My Life
    K. Michelle: My Life
    Tool Academy
    Tool Academy
    VH1 Live!
    VH1 Live!
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Flavor of Love
    Flavor of Love
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Football Wives
    Football Wives
    Scared Famous
    Scared Famous
    Free Radio
    Free Radio
    LeAnn & Eddie
    LeAnn & Eddie
    Sorority Sisters
    Sorority Sisters
    I Love Money
    I Love Money
    Scott Baio is
    Scott Baio is
    Black Ink Crew: Compton
    Black Ink Crew: Compton
    Daisy of Love
    Daisy of Love
    I Love the New Millennium
    I Love the New Millennium
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
    Miami Monkey
    Miami Monkey
    The Breaks
    The Breaks
    Hindsight
    Hindsight
    VH1 Storytellers
    VH1 Storytellers
    Hollywood Exes
    Hollywood Exes
    Baseball Wives
    Baseball Wives
    Mob Wives: Chicago
    Mob Wives: Chicago
    Leave It to Stevie
    Leave It to Stevie
    Audrina
    Audrina
    Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
    Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
    VH1 Beauty Bar
    VH1 Beauty Bar
    Candidly Nicole
    Candidly Nicole
    Naked Dating
    Naked Dating
    Fantasia For Real
    Fantasia For Real
    VH1 Hip Hop Honors
    VH1 Hip Hop Honors
    Teyana & Iman
    Teyana & Iman
    Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
    Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
    Suave Says
    Suave Says
    You're Cut Off!
    You're Cut Off!
    This is Hot 97
    This is Hot 97
    Big Ang
    Big Ang
    100 Greatest Artists of All Time
    100 Greatest Artists of All Time
    Megan Wants a Millionaire
    Megan Wants a Millionaire
    Best Week Ever
    Best Week Ever
    I Heart Nick Carter
    I Heart Nick Carter
    Miss Rap Supreme
    Miss Rap Supreme
    VH1 All Access
    VH1 All Access
    Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy
    Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy
    Famous Crime Scene
    Famous Crime Scene
    Unfaithful: Caught in the Act
    Unfaithful: Caught in the Act
    I Love the '70s
    I Love the '70s
    Scream Queens (2008)
    Scream Queens (2008)
    The Salt-n-Pepa Show
    The Salt-n-Pepa Show
    Love & Hip Hop: Where Are They Now?
    Love & Hip Hop: Where Are They Now?
    Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly
    Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly
    Real Chance of Love
    Real Chance of Love
    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
    The Wendy Williams Experience
    The Wendy Williams Experience
    I Love the '80s
    I Love the '80s
    Mama Drama
    Mama Drama
    Fabulous Life of
    Fabulous Life of
    VH1 Divas
    VH1 Divas
    Hot GRITS
    Hot GRITS