Foxtel refreshes music channels
MTV Dance & MTV Music to replace MTV Classic, MTV Hits and MTV Live, plus SMOOTH joining Foxtel.
MTV channels will be revamped on Foxtel with two new channels, MTV Dance and MTV Music to replace MTV Classic, MTV Hits and MTV Live while 30 audio music channels (Ch 831-860) will become available to all residential subscribers.
MTV Dance will feature dance, hip hop and RnB while MTV Music will feature pop, rock, urban and alternative music, both on the Kids & Music Package.
MTV (channel 124) remains part of the Foxtel’s Essentials pack.
Katrina Southon, Sr Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Australia & New Zealand said: “MTV Music and MTV Dance bring distinct program offerings to the reinvigorated music offering on Foxtel, giving Australian audiences new ways to experience the world’s largest youth brand.”
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television said, “With our colleagues at MTV, Foxtel’s new music offering will be made up of defined channel brands aimed at different audiences and demographics. The seven dedicated music channels will deliver our customers the best that music television has to offer, in a wide variety of genres, both from Australia and around the world.”
A new adult contemporary music video channel SMOOTH will be offered from the easy-listening dmg Radio radio station.
“smoothfm is the fastest growing radio brand in Australia and Foxtel is delighted to partner with dmg Radio in bringing smooth to television audiences,” said Walsh.
“SMOOTH on Foxtel will feature the highly successful adult contemporary music synonymous with smoothfm, with a range of programming such as countdowns, concert specials and music videos from iconic artists such as Madonna, Michael Bublè, Adele, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.”
Changes take place from December 3rd.