A division o f its Paramount studio owner, Viacom, MTV Networks operates

the Nickelodeon children’s channels around the world as well as the

company’s three main music television brands: MTV, VH-1 and M2.


US: Domestic service reaches 68 million homes

MTV Europe: 77 million homes across 43 territories, including most of

Europe, South Africa, parts of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East,

Egypt, Faroe Islands, Israel, Malta. Five regional feeds (UK, North,

Central and South), all in English (except Central is partially in

German and South partially in Italian)

MTV Russia: Licensing agreement with Biz

Enterprises, reaching 10 million homes.

MTV Latin America: 8.4 million homes across 19 territories. Two regional

feeds cover Latin America, Caribbean and US Spanish speakers

MTV Brazil: Joint venture with Abril, broadcasting in Portuguese to 16

million homes

MTV Mandarin: Joint venture with PolyGram, broadcasting in Mandarin to

17 million homes in Taiwan, parts of China and Singapore

MTV Asia: 89 million homes across 24 territories. Joint venture with

PolyGram, broadcasting in English, Bahasa Indonesian and Tagalog

MTV India: 6.2 million homes across six territories. Joint venture with

PolyGram, broadcasting in English and Hindi

MTV Japan: Broadcast to 1.3 million homes in a licensing deal with Music


MTV Australia: Licensing arrangement with Austereo Village Music and

Optus Vision

VH-1: available to a total of 93 million homes in the US, UK and


M2: interactive service launched in 1996.


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