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MTV Dance

MTV Dance
Launched 20 April 2001
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.02% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Sister channel(s)
Channel 353
Channel 452
Channel 142
Channel 24
UPC Direct
Channel 63
NTV Plus Vostok
Channel 50
NTV Plus
frequency 12476 R
Sky Italia Channel 707
Virgin Media
Channel 314
Virgin Media
Channel 705
UPC Romania Channel 110 (digital)
Channel 608 (digital with DVR)
ONO (Spain) Channel 128
Channel 142
Hot (Israel) Channel 94
Channel 134
UPC Polska
Channel 781
Channel 313
Alice Home TV
Channel 781
Orange TV
Channel 74
TalkTalk Plus TV
Channel 540

MTV Dance is a 24-hour Electronic dance music channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe.


  • Concept and expansion 1
    • Expansion around Europe 1.1
    • Expansion into Australia and New Zealand 1.2
  • Criticism 2
  • Current programmes 3
  • Former programmes 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7

Concept and expansion

MTV Dance originally started out as a night-time programming slot on the now defunct digital music channel MTV Extra.

On 3 September 2001, The strand expanded to become a standalone music channel broadcast on Sky in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, where it initially timeshared with Nick Jr. every evening between 19:00 and 06:00. The sharing of a stream subsequently ended; since 13 August 2002 MTV Dance has broadcast as a 24-hour music channel.

MTV Dance began broadcasting in widescreen on 6 March 2012.

Expansion around Europe

On 7 March 2008, MTV Dance increased its presence around Europe, when MTV Networks Europe replaced the Europe-wide feed of MTV Base with a similar feed of MTV Dance.

From 10 January 2011 a feed of the MTV Dance channel launched in Italy on Sky Italia, replacing MTV Pulse.

In 2014, MTV Dance, as well as MTV Rocks and MTV Hits started broadcasting European versions, without commercials or teleshopping.

Expansion into Australia and New Zealand

VIMN will launch the channel in Australia and New Zealand on December 3, 2013. The channel will replace the Australian version of MTV Hits.


The channel has been criticised for airing uptempo-pop music videos.[1]

Current programmes

  • AM Rush
  • Big Tunes!
  • The Dancefloor Chart
  • MTV Club Classix
  • MTV Club X
  • Weekend Anthems
  • The 10 Biggest Tracks Right Now
  • Official Dance Chart
  • Future Hits
  • Saturday Night Mash Up
  • Down With Droopy D

Former programmes

  • After Dark
  • All Time Anthems
  • Dance Classics
  • Dance Doubles
  • I Got Mashed
  • If Your Name's Not Down
  • The Interactive Chart
  • MTV Dance by Day
  • MTV Dance by Night
  • S***hot Videos
  • Sunset Sessions
  • The Comedown
  • The Work Out Plan
  • Top 10 At 10
  • Videography
  • Weekender
  • Drum 'n' Bass Mondays
  • Trance Tuesdays
  • Electro Wednesdays
  • House Thursdays
  • Feelgood Friday
  • Oblivion
  • 9-2-5 Anthems

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • SES guide to receiving Astra satellites
  • SES guide to channels broadcasting on Astra satellites


  1. ^ "MTV Dance". Digital Spy. 2005-01-05. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
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