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MTV turns 25.

Old 07-29-06, 07:24 PM
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MTV turns 25.

The network has been around for 25 years.
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It has sucked since it hit puberty.
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Yup, and Martha Quinn is probably still hot!
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Originally Posted by Drexl
It has sucked since it hit puberty.
Old 07-29-06, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos
Too bad the M didn't stick around that long.
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You mean MTV is still around. Everytime I tune in, something is on besides music.
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Originally Posted by bigjim25
You mean MTV is still around. Everytime I tune in, something is on besides music.
you didn't hear, they recently announced that they changed their name to MusiclessTV
Old 07-30-06, 09:55 AM
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What really sucks is that MTV2 is following suit. Wasn't the point of MTV2 to have a channel that still plays music?

Now they have a new channel called MTV Hits that plays all music, but in a couple years it'll probably be playing Real World reruns.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
What really sucks is that MTV2 is following suit. Wasn't the point of MTV2 to have a channel that still plays music?

Now they have a new channel called MTV Hits that plays all music, but in a couple years it'll probably be playing Real World reruns.
Well, they have MTVhits and MTVjams for that. Haven't seen lifestyle programming there. yet.

At least VH1 Classic sticks to music.
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We've recently started seeing a new channel here in the Chicago suburbs on Comcast Digital called Thetube. It's constant music videos from classic to modern pop and rock, with a lot of live versions from concerts. There is no other programming and I've seen very few commercials at all. Everyonce in a while a "WGNTV" station bug will come up in the corner for a few seconds, so I guess it's subsidized by them.

It does lean more towards older stuff, though, so it's not exactly the latest and greatest. (They do show the RHCP's latest drek "Dani California" a lot, so that's one strike against them).

MTV? Isn't that the channel that plays Beavis and Butthead every now and then?
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VH1 Classic will show a movie here and there but its music related.
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VH1 Classic will be celebrating (MTV- 25 years) On Tues Aug 1 (The original launch date when MTV premiered) starting at Mid ET and running all day- With classic videos, promos, interviews etc when MTV showed videos

Should be a good blast from the past- At least VH1 Classic shows videos still.

Remember Back in the 80's with TBS- Friday night videos and USA's Nightflight?- That's when watching weekend TV was fun.
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Originally Posted by brtcmfn
VH1 Classic will be celebrating (MTV- 25 years) On Tues Aug 1 (The original launch date when MTV premiered) starting at Mid ET and running all day- With classic videos, promos, interviews etc when MTV showed videos

Should be a good blast from the past- At least VH1 Classic shows videos still.

Remember Back in the 80's with TBS- Friday night videos and USA's Nightflight?- That's when watching weekend TV was fun.
Being a 13 year kid at the time, the start up of MTV was huge. I remember watching MTV and the all night videos that run on TBS on the weekends. NBC also showed videos on Friday night after Johnny went off. Man, I sure miss those days.
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They were running today on VH1 classic the first hour of MTV.
Old 07-30-06, 05:50 PM
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Any Remote Control airings?
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VH1 has really gone to shit in the past 4 years or so.
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Originally Posted by ChrisHicks
you didn't hear, they recently announced that they changed their name to MusiclessTV
How about eMpTyV?
Old 07-30-06, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
What really sucks is that MTV2 is following suit. Wasn't the point of MTV2 to have a channel that still plays music?
Following!? More like followed! MTV2 has been dead for several years. And MTV hasn't been decent since around 1990.

MTV and MTV2....worst channels on cable/satellite.
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The only reason I even bother watching mtv is due to Real World, MADE, and other shows. Shows like Fresh meat, RR/RW competitions, are cool. mtv2 is better than mtv and they have Wild Boyz. But that's not saying much.

Frankly, as a metal fan I say FUCK MTV and I've been saying that pretty much for the past 25 years. Hell, at least vh1 has been doing a better job of paying atttention to the Hard Rock/Metal genre in the last few months. :up;

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Wow, 25 years - that's crazy... Although I agree about the musicless channel lately... I still find it funny that they created MTV2 for music and now they only play music video's between like midnight and 7am...
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It's been a little over 10 years since I've watched MTV for longer than 5 minutes.
Have I missed anything?
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too bad it isnt music television....
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I actually watched the first day. It used to be commercial free for a while. There was only videos and VJ's , hot Nina Blackwood and cute Martha Quinn. There was a Maryann or Ginger argument about them at the time. Music vids were very new at the time so it was exciting. Now I have teenagers of my own who tell me MTV has really lost its relevance. Why watch the crappy vids they play when you can download what you want when you want it? The few shows I've checked out seem to have gone downhill also.
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I remember way back when (in the 80s), when my school and friends would be buzzing about some hot new video and we all would watch MTV for hours to get a glimpse.

We make jokes about MTV not showing videos anymore, but do they really? Are there any videos being played on MTV?
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
We make jokes about MTV not showing videos anymore, but do they really? Are there any videos being played on MTV?
They usually air videos overnight and in the early AM.

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