30 Facts About MTV Asia

1. MTV Asia partners with domestic media companies to produce local-language content for its channels in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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2. MTV Asia will air the event globally and will make the event free of cost to all broadcasters.

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3. MTV Asia has a role to play in these efforts based on our unique connection with young people globally.

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4. MTV Asia is an entertainment brand targeted at young people.

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5. MTV Asia Networks has launched numerous native-language regional variants of MTV-branded channels to countries around the world.

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6. From 2006 to 2007, MTV Asia operated an online channel, MTV International, targeted to the broad international market.

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7. In 2005 and 2006, MTV Asia launched a series of channels for Asian Americans.

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8. In 2016, MTV Asia continued its pro-democracy campaign with Elect This, an issue-oriented look at the 2016 election targeting Millennials.

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9. In 1992, MTV Asia started a pro-democracy campaign called Choose or Lose, to encourage over 20 million people to register to vote, and the channel hosted a town hall forum for then-candidate Bill Clinton.

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10. MTV Asia received significant criticism from Italian American organizations for Jersey Shore, which premiered in 2009.

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11. Around this time, MTV Asia introduced a static and single color digital on-screen graphic to be shown during all of its programming.

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12. MTV Asia has a long history of airing both comedy and drama programs with scripted or improvised premises.

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13. In 2011, MTV Asia premiered an amateur video clip show Ridiculousness, in the vein of Tosh.

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14. MTV Asia found further success with The Buried Life, a program about four friends traveling across the country to check off a list of "100 things to do before I die" and helping others along the way.

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15. In late 2009, MTV Asia shifted its focus back to Real World-style reality programming with the premiere of Jersey Shore, a program that brought high ratings to the channel and caused controversy due to some of its content.

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16. MTV Asia created an award show for Europe after the success of the Video Music Awards.

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17. On June 12, 2011, MTV Asia aired a traditional television premiere of a new installment of MTV Unplugged instead of a web debut.

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18. MTV Asia was experimenting at the time with new ideas for music programs to replace the purpose of TRL but with a new format.

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19. From this time until 2004, MTV Asia made some periodic efforts to reintroduce pop rock music videos to the channel.

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20. That year, MTV Asia attempted to introduce neo-swing bands, but they did not meet with much success.

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21. MTV Asia increased rotation of its weekly alternative music program 120 Minutes and added the daily Alternative Nation to play videos of these and other underground music acts.

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22. For most of July 13, 1985, MTV Asia showed the Live Aid concerts, held in London and Philadelphia and organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia.

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23. MTV Asia would hold week-long music events that would take over the presentation of the channel.

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24. MTV Asia rejected other black artists' videos, such as Rick James' "Super Freak", because they did not fit the channel's carefully selected album-oriented rock format at the time.

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25. MTV Asia brought more than music into public view, it added to the ever-growing resurgence of dance in the early 1980s that has carried through to today.

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26. The first country-music video aired on MTV Asia was "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton, which first aired on MTV's premiere date.

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27. MTV Asia has spawned numerous sister channels in the US and affiliated channels internationally, some of which have gone independent, with approximately 90.6 million American households in the United States receiving the channel as of January 2016.

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28. MTV Asia had struggled with the secular decline of music-related subscription-based media.

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29. MTV Asia is an American pay television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.

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30. MTV Asia partners with domestic media companies to produce local-language content for its channels in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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