MTV Netherlands

Launched 1 August 1987 (as MTV Europe)
September 2000 (as MTV Netherlands)
Network MTV
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)[1]
Audience share 0.7% (2012, [2])
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Netherlands
Replaced MTV Europe in the Netherlands
Sister channel(s) MTV Music 24
MTV Brand New
MTV Hits
MTV Rocks
MTV Dance
VH1 Europe
VH1 Classic Europe
Comedy Central
Comedy Central Family
Comedy Central Extra
Nick Jr.
Nick Hits
Website Official site
Digitenne Channel 15 (SD)
CanalDigitaal Channel 18 (SD)
Ziggo Channel 23 (SD/HD)
CAIW Channel 25 (SD)
Delta Channel 203 (SD)
KPN Channel 13 (SD)
Channel 713 (HD)
Streaming media
Horizon (Netherlands only)

MTV Netherlands is a television channel broadcasting to the Dutch speaking markets in the Netherlands and Flanders. It started in September 2000. Before the start of country-specific channels, the Netherlands viewed the pan-European MTV - MTV Europe.

The channel is broadcast from the MTV Networks Benelux headquarters in Amsterdam.


MTV began its services in Europe on August 1, 1987. Under the name of MTV Europe. At the end of the 90s MTV Europe began to regionalize its MTV feeds. In September 2000 the localized MTV Netherlands started.[3]

On May 14, 2009 MTV launched its first HD channel in the Netherlands. MTVN HD started on the CAIW cable network and on CanalDigitaal satellite TV.[4] In 2010 followed by the larger cable network UPC Netherlands (May 3).[5] The N stood for Nickelodeon. The channel combined the programs of MTV and Nickelodeon.

On July 1, 2011 MTVN HD changed into MTV Live HD, dropping the programs of Nickelodeon because in many European countries a separate HD-simulcast of Nickelodeon began.[6] In September of that same year Ziggo added MTV Live HD to its line-up.[7]

In Spring of 2012 MTV introduced HD-simulcasts of MTV NL and Comedy Central. On April 3 MTV HD started at UPC Netherlands replacing MTV Live HD.[8] In September 2012 KPN followed.[9]

Current Local Shows

Former Local Shows

International Shows

and more...

Additional Channels in the Netherlands

Defunct Channels in the Netherlands


  1. MTV Networks launches new channels -
  2. "Jaarrapport 2012" (PDF). Stichting Kijk Onderzoek.
  3. "MTV Netherlands Info". MTV NL Facebook. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  4. Jarco Kriek (May 14, 2009). "CAIW breidt digitaal zenderaanbod verder uit". Totaal TV.
  5. Jarco Kriek (April 27, 2010). "Eén HD en MTVN HD versterken HD-aanbod UPC". Totaal TV.
  6. Jarco Kriek (June 1, 2011). "MTVN HD wordt MTV Live HD". Totaal TV.
  7. "Ziggo komt per 1 september met meer HD zenders". HDTV Nieuws. June 27, 2011.
  8. Jarco Kriek (March 8, 2012). "Nickelodeon HD en Comedy Central HD bij UPC van start". Totaal TV.
  9. Jarco Kriek (September 5, 2012). "Meer HD-kanalen bij KPN". Totaal TV.
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