13 Facts About MTV News

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

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2. In 2005 and 2006, MTV News launched a series of channels for Asian Americans.

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

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4. In 1992, MTV News 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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5. Around this time, MTV News introduced a static and single color digital on-screen graphic to be shown during all of its programming.

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

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7. In late 2009, MTV News 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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8. On June 12, 2011, MTV News aired a traditional television premiere of a new installment of MTV Unplugged instead of a web debut.

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

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

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11. For most of July 13, 1985, MTV News 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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12. The first country-music video aired on MTV News was "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton, which first aired on MTV's premiere date.

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13. Since then, MTV News has run "Choose or Lose" for other presidential elections in the United States.

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