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Subject: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: John Titor on 12/05/18 at 11:21 pm

Something I noticed, a lot of MTV proprieties are now moving to streaming only platforms.

Singled out is youtube only
The new Daria will be on Netflix
The new Celebrity Death Match will be on a third party streaming platform
Real World is on Facebook watch



This is the kind of thing that SEGA did during the Dreamcast towards the end (lending out its mascots on other platforms)
before shutting down for good as console company. I remember Sonic Advance was announced for GBA a month before
Sega announced it was ending the console business.

Subject: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Dude111 on 12/06/18 at 12:36 am

MTV is pure trash... Same as VH1 and MTV2!!

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 8:35 am

MTV finished as we know it ages ago!

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/06/18 at 10:41 am

When MTV stopped playing music videos, it ceased to exist to me!

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 12/06/18 at 1:29 pm

Can there be anything but reboots?

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 1:37 pm


Can there be anything but reboots?
Reboot back to the 1980s?

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Howard on 12/06/18 at 2:07 pm


MTV is pure trash... Same as VH1 and MTV2!!


It's not the same as what it used to be 30 years ago. :(

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: xenzue on 12/06/18 at 9:48 pm

Maybe MTV would've had a massive comeback if it became some kind of hybrid between Spotify and Youtube.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Howard on 12/07/18 at 7:03 am


Maybe MTV would've had a massive comeback if it became some kind of hybrid between Spotify and Youtube.


Do you think that would've worked?

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: John Titor on 01/04/19 at 10:00 pm


Do you think that would've worked?


nope

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Howard on 01/05/19 at 2:03 pm


nope


Why not?

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: piecesof93 on 01/05/19 at 4:58 pm

It should.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: 2001 on 01/05/19 at 5:57 pm

They need to stop calling themselves MTV. Even the Disney Channel is more of an MTV than MTV.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: violet_shy on 01/05/19 at 6:02 pm

I stopped watching MTV a long time ago. When they stopped playing music videos all day and night. *sigh* those were the good days.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: John Titor on 01/05/19 at 10:20 pm

MTV is doing really bad right now
they canceled TRL again and are promoting this new Lohan beach show.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 01/05/19 at 11:38 pm

Last I saw, TRL wasn't cancelled. It moved to the early a.m. hours last spring, with late-night reruns on MTV Classic. Nowadays it's pre-taped, so the L now stands for "List" instead of "Live."

I don't watch a whole lot of MTV proper, but once in a blue moon, I might find something on its sister channels MTV Live or MTV Classic. I watch it about as "often" as VH1 or PBS. Hell, I haven't watched VH1 in a long time. Probably not since Prince died, unless they had a movie on or something, like Space Jam.

If I do watch main station MTV, it has been TRL, Unplugged, the Movie (and now TV) Awards, the VMAs, and similar. I was interested in seeing The 90s House because a) they already did The 70s House years ago, b) nostalgia, and c) Lance Bass was the host.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: John Titor on 01/06/19 at 12:14 am


Last I saw, TRL wasn't cancelled. It moved to the early a.m. hours last spring, with late-night reruns on MTV Classic. Nowadays it's pre-taped, so the L now stands for "List" instead of "Live."

I don't watch a whole lot of MTV proper, but once in a blue moon, I might find something on its sister channels MTV Live or MTV Classic. I watch it about as "often" as VH1 or PBS. Hell, I haven't watched VH1 in a long time. Probably not since Prince died, unless they had a movie on or something, like Space Jam.

If I do watch main station MTV, it has been TRL, Unplugged, the Movie (and now TV) Awards, the VMAs, and similar. I was interested in seeing The 90s House because a) they already did The 70s House years ago, b) nostalgia, and c) Lance Bass was the host.


TRL hasn't been on MTV in the AM in over 2 months, and all the other hosts have other jobs now lol The Instagram account for TRL
was changed from weekdays  8am to professional Stan account, so its just an online thing now.  Unplugged isn't even on fridays anymore.
I assume that was canceled as well. Vh1 I hate now, its always Basketballs wives or something, VH1 used to be soooo good back in the 2000s
now its just crap and they stopped showing music videos as well as MTV.

I think MTV classic is going to  get axed because it has the lowest ratings of any cable channel.


MTV 2 seems to be showing reruns of old sitcoms and no music sigh



Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Howard on 01/06/19 at 2:35 pm


I stopped watching MTV a long time ago. When they stopped playing music videos all day and night. *sigh* those were the good days.


I agree, then they became reality TV. ::)

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Howard on 01/06/19 at 2:36 pm


TRL hasn't been on MTV in the AM in over 2 months, and all the other hosts have other jobs now lol The Instagram account for TRL
was changed from weekdays  8am to professional Stan account, so its just an online thing now.  Unplugged isn't even on fridays anymore.
I assume that was canceled as well. Vh1 I hate now, its always Basketballs wives or something, VH1 used to be soooo good back in the 2000s
now its just crap and they stopped showing music videos as well as MTV.

I think MTV classic is going to  get axed because it has the lowest ratings of any cable channel.

MTV 2 seems to be showing reruns of old sitcoms and no music sigh


I think YouTube will be taking MTV's place.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: nally on 01/06/19 at 2:38 pm


I agree, then they became reality TV. ::)

Which makes me wonder why they don't change their name to RTV. ::)

For the record, I never watched the channel in its heyday because my household did not have cable tv in the 80's or 90's. But it still had some music oriented programming in the early 2000s, such as "Making The Video", which I found interesting because it gives a behind-the-scenes look as to how some music vids (for hit songs at the time) are put together.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: violet_shy on 01/06/19 at 5:08 pm


Which makes me wonder why they don't change their name to RTV. ::)


Hahaha Jeffrey! ;D

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Howard on 01/07/19 at 5:30 am

I enjoyed watching MTV back in the days but since they no longer play music videos, I've been watching classic MTV videos on a different channel.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Dundee on 01/07/19 at 8:04 am

I mean it's kind of pointless to show music videos on tv if everything is available on YouTube.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 01/07/19 at 9:04 am

I, for one, would like to see MTV fold up it's tent and go. Maybe at long last this would signal the beginning of the end of the trash programming that has been it's stock and trade for over 20 years. "16 and pregnant" and other such garbage. All this glorifying of low class trashy lifestyles of the lowest common denominator. 

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: nally on 01/07/19 at 12:38 pm


Hahaha Jeffrey! ;D
;)



I enjoyed watching MTV back in the days but since they no longer play music videos, I've been watching classic MTV videos on a different channel.

Well, there has been an MTV Classic channel, which originally was VH1 Classic; there was also an MTV Hits channel which existed from 2002-2016 but was replaced by NickMusic. I think MTV2 is still on the air, but it, too, gradually started phasing out the music video showings.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Howard on 01/08/19 at 7:28 am


I mean it's kind of pointless to show music videos on tv if everything is available on YouTube.


Exactly, That's why YouTube has become popular.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: nally on 01/09/19 at 1:29 pm


Exactly, That's why YouTube has become popular.

Right you are; people prefer to watch them on the internet (whether it be on their computer, smartphone, etc) than on television.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Howard on 01/09/19 at 2:26 pm


Right you are; people prefer to watch them on the internet (whether it be on their computer, smartphone, etc) than on television.


YouTube has just about everything you need in music videos.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: nally on 01/09/19 at 2:27 pm


YouTube has just about everything you need in music videos.

Sometimes I even go there just for songs (with the visuals just being on-screen lyrics or album covers).

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: John Titor on 01/31/19 at 6:56 pm


Sometimes I even go there just for songs (with the visuals just being on-screen lyrics or album covers).
;D

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: nally on 01/31/19 at 7:27 pm


;D
I'm serious. Often times I like to hear the song in full, even if it means reading the lyrics on screen. Sometimes a music video will edit the song and/or I don't care for what's in it. That's just my personal preference.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 7:48 am

There has recent started on my television channels that plays only 80s songs, over the past few weeks it has been relaxing and a memory stirrer to watch.

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/03/19 at 8:56 am


I'm serious. Often times I like to hear the song in full, even if it means reading the lyrics on screen. Sometimes a music video will edit the song and/or I don't care for what's in it. That's just my personal preference.


That was the complaint from serious music listeners like myself, during the original heyday of MTV. The fact that the video was now force-feeding you images (which may or may not have anything to do with the song) rather than letting one's mind come up with the images. The musicians and songwriters themselves also often felt this way. And the emphasis shifted away from the art to the photogenic. You might say ARTIFICE took over from ART. 

Subject: Re: Is MTV ending as a channel ? ( Becoming Third Party )

Written By: LyricBoy on 02/03/19 at 1:47 pm


That was the complaint from serious music listeners like myself, during the original heyday of MTV. The fact that the video was now force-feeding you images (which may or may not have anything to do with the song) rather than letting one's mind come up with the images. The musicians and songwriters themselves also often felt this way. And the emphasis shifted away from the art to the photogenic. You might say ARTIFICE took over from ART.


I hate it when either videos or even radio broadcasters "cut back" the run time for a song.

Used to drive me nuts when the full 17 minutes of In A Gadda Da Vida was whittled down to 3.  >:(

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