MTVN HD was rebranded as MTV Live HD on Monday 23rd April to bring it in line with other countries which rebranded last year.
MTV Live HD is available on Sky channel 358 and there is also a standard definition version of the channel on Sky channel 386 for non-HD customers.
MTV Live HD also appears on Virgin Media channel 310.
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.
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.
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.
Virgin Media has confirmed that several HD channels are coming very soon.
The high definition channels to be added will be LIVING HD, FX HD, MTVN HD and National Geographic HD. The Virgin Media press release says the first new HD channel will be “due to launch at the end of July”.
Neil Berkett (chief executive officer of Virgin media) says “As more homes become HD-ready, the launch of four new HD channels marks the next stage in the evolution of our pioneering TV service. Our line-up of HD channels and hugely popular on demand content is a unique and winning combination and we’ll continue to bring more sport, films, entertainment and documentaries to our customers”.
The press release also reveals “Virgin Media is also currently in active talks with UKTV about Good Food HD”.