MTV Base

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MTV Base
MTV Base UK 2021.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom, Ireland
Picture format16:9 576i SDTV
OwnerViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
Sister channels
Launched10 October 1998
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 313
Virgin Media (Ireland)Channel 704
WightFibreChannel 98
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 352
TalkTalk TVChannel 539

MTV Base is a British pay television music channel from ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia that focuses primarily on hip hop, R&B, grime, garage, reggae, funk, soul and dance music. It was launched as part of MTV's digital boutique of music channels on July 1, 1999 in both the United Kingdom and in Ireland. The channel was previously available in other European countries, but was replaced by the now-defunct MTV Dance (replaced by Club MTV) channel from March 2008. Following the closures of MTV OMG, MTV Rocks and Club MTV on 20 July 2020, MTV Base broadcasts a weekly chart based on Club MTV programming on Fridays.[1]

Regional channels[]


A pan-European version was planned to launch in 2015 [2]


MTV Base Africa launched in February 2005 throughout the African continent. On 3 July 2013, Viacom International Media Networks Africa launched an localised feed of MTV Base exclusively for South Africa,[3] with local programming, advertising and VJs.[4]


MTV Base was launched in France on 21 December 2007. The channel was replaced by French versions of and BET on 17 November 2015.


Current Programming[]

  • Super Base Beats
  • Big Beats & Future Smashes!
  • Freshest Beats & Bangers
  • 10 Biggest R&B & Rap Anthems RN!
  • Most Played Videos Of The Week
  • MTV Asks
  • #MTVHottest
  • Brand New Video!
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Happy Birthday (artist)
  • (artist): On Repeat
  • (artist): 2 On
  • (artist): Brand New Vid!
  • Club MTV's Big 20 (weekly dance music chart)
  • re-rewind ultimate garage Anthems
  • Old Skool Night
  • Club MTV: Saturday Night Dance Anthems

Former Programming[]

  • Station Zero


External links[]


  1. ^ "MTV to close three UK channels next week".
  2. ^ " / Cyfrowe kanały / MTV Base wraca do Rosji".
  3. ^ "Commissioning brief – MTV South Africa". Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Media Update".
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