MTV Idol

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MTV Idol
MTV IDOL 2013.png
Launched30 November 2005
Closed17 November 2015
Owned byViacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format16:9, 576i (SDTV)
16:9, 1080i (HDTV)
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Broadcast areaFrance
Replaced byMTV Hits
Sister channel(s)MTV
MTV Base
MTV Pulse
BET
Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon Junior
Nickelodeon 4Teen
Game One
Game One Music
J-One
Paramount Channel

MTV Idol was a French television channel launched on November 30, 2005 owned by Viacom specializing in music and reality-shows, plus covering of news of artists of this era that have influenced French and French-speaking generations. It stopped broadcasting on 17 November 2015.

MTV Idol was founded in 2005 to serve French territories and was a retro channel and featured rerun of very popular cult broadcasting and programming of the MTV era including those of MTV Unplugged and reruns of popular series notably Beavis and Butt-Head. MTV Idol formed a package offering with other affiliated channels MTV, MTV Base and MTV Pulse. It was also available since 20 October 2009 until its cancellation on PlayStation Portable format.

MTV Idol ceased broadcasting in France on November 17, 2015, along with MTV Base and MTV Pulse, to be replaced by French version of MTV Hits and the new My MTV service.

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