MTV HD and MTV Live launching soon

MTV’s general entertainment channel will become available in HD from next week.

MTV HD will be a simulcast of the standard definition version of MTV. HD viewers will see the channel replace the current MTV on Sky channel 126 from the 13th February.

Also, MTVN HD will rebrand as MTV Live HD on Sky channel 358 from the 23rd April.

In addition to the rebranding to MTV Live HD, a standard definition version of the channel will launch on the same date, which means non-HD viewers will also be able to watch programmes such as MTV World Stage and MTV Unplugged on the channel.


New look MTV has arrived

MTV have rebranded with new logos.

Also MTVN HD was due to rebrand as MTV Live HD on the same day but the channel is still known as MTVN HD so it’s thought this change has been postponed.

The new logos for all MTV channels are based on the same theme as those on MTV in the US, dropping the iconic “Music Television” subtext from the bottom.

Some content will also now be aired in widescreen 16:9 format.


Changes to MTV channels from July

MTV will be rebranding some of their channels on the 1st July.

They will be dropping the “Music Television” subtext from their channel logos and MTVN HD will be renamed to MTV Live HD.

The new channel logos can be seen by clicking here.

MTV channels will also be available in 16:9 widescreen for the first time in their UK history on that same date.


MTV changes

The main MTV channel will be moving from the music section of the Sky EPG (channel 350) to the entertainment section (channel 126) on the 1st February.

This is part of other channel number changes coming up on Sky in February.

A new music-only channel called MTV Music will launch on the 1st February on MTV’s current slot (channel 350). The official website for MTV Music can be found at MTV Music will replace MTV Shows, which closes down on the same day.