2001 (United States) |
(Brazil, MTV Hits rebrand)
January 29, 2010 (test sign)
February 1, 2010 (official launch)
|Closed||June 30, 2005 (United States)|
|Owned by||Viacom Networks Brasil (Viacom)|
|Picture format||480i (4:3, SDTV)|
|Replaced||MTV Hits (Brazil)|
|Replaced by||Logo TV (United States)|
|Oi TV (Brazil)||Channel 136|
|Algar TV (Brazil)||Channel 388|
|Vivo TV (Brazil)||Channel 81|
|Claro TV (Brazil)||Channel 126|
|Movistar TV (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela)||Channel 388|
|NET (Brazil)||Channel 126|
|TV Alphaville (Brazil)||Channel 95|
|TVN (Brazil)||Channel 74|
|BVCi (Brazil)||Channel 67|
|Sim TV (Brazil)||Channel 90|
|ORM Cabo (Brazil)||Channel 120|
|Cabo Telecom (Brazil)||Channel 604|
|VerTV (Brazil)||Channel 88|
|TCM (Brazil)||Channel 78|
|Life TV (Brazil)||Channel 701|
|Cablevisión (Argentina)||Channel 509|
VH1 MegaHits is a music channel available in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Argentina. It is owned by Viacom Networks Brazil, subsidiary of MTV Networks Latin America and airs 24-hour chart hits non-stop. The channel renamed the Brazilian version of MTV Hits, after Viacom sold the rights of MTV brand in Brazil.
The channel runs on an automated eight-hour wheel schedule which repeats three times a day. The same way as the predecessor: MTV Hits.
The Brazilian version of VH1 MegaHits used MTV's original font Kabel for their music video credit tags in the first months, however now it is using a sans-serif font inside a blue box in the left-bottom corner of the screen. The only difference between the Latin MTV Hits and VH1 MegaHits is the denomination to the clips: MTV Hits uses the name "Playlist" and MegaHits uses the name "Moods" but the playlists are the same. However, MTV Hits airs some interviews and making-ofs while Vh1 MegaHits shows the "In Motion" playlist with random videos.
VH1 MegaHits in the USA
VH1 MegaHits in the United States was a fully automated music video channel which played mostly top 40 adult contemporary videos from throughout VH1's history, from the '80s to the early years of the 21st century. It shared the same eight-hour automated loop schedule that VH1 Classic and VH1 Country also had at the time. As with its sister networks, it was exclusive to digital cable and never had any satellite service carriage.
Due to low viewership, the channel was discontinued at the end of June 2005. The satellite space was utilized by corporate parent MTV Networks to launch Logo TV, a general entertainment network targeted at the LGBT community. Logo TV previously aired two music video-based programs, NewNowNext Music and The Click List: Top 10 Videos.