MTV is an American basic cable television network.
MTV was founded on August 1, 1981, and soon became a part of MTV Networks. At its conception "MTV" stood for "Music Television" as the channel was designed to show music videos, but the content has shifted over time toward a youth lifestyle channel featuring numerous reality shows.
At its inception, MTV only had eighty-five music videos to show. Fifteen of them were by Rod Stewart.(source: VH1 Classic) The first music video shown on MTV was Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
- Program Listing: A complete listing of shows that aired new episodes on MTV.
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