MTV Networks

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MTV Networks
Founded 1979 (as Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment)
1987 (renamed MTV Networks)
Notable Works MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central
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MTV Networks (MTVN for short) is the corporate entity overseeing the programming and distribution of most networks owned by ViacomCBS.



Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment originated as a cable television company, joint-venture of Warner Bros.' cable division and American Express. In 1986 Viacom gained full interest of Warner-Amex, renaming it MTV Networks the following year. Following the 2005 Viacom split, MTV Networks and BET Networks became the "new" Viacom's television divisions.

Current US television assets


MTVN Entertainment Group
MTVN Kids & Family Group
MTVN Music & Logo Group
Studio 3 Partners

(joint-venture of Viacom, MGM and Lionsgate

Production and syndication companies