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VH1 European
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Owned by MTV Networks Europe
NOVA Greece Channel 604
SKY Italia Channel 708
DStv Channel 323
Orbit Showtime
Digiturk Channel 93
UPC Romania Channel 604 (digital with DVR)
Channel 104 (digital)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 358
Naxoo (Switzerland) Channel 141
Alice Home TV Channel 708

VH1 Europe, also known as VH1 European is a music television channel from MTV Networks Europe, based on the American Channel of the same name. It appeared for the first time in the United Kingdom in 1994 and was later on distributed across the whole of Europe. However, its current pan-European feed was officially launched in 2002, becoming a separate service from the UK-aimed channel VH1 UK.



This version of VH1 is very different from its American counterpart, since it has never ceased to be a proper music channel, playing a wide variety of of music programs on a daily or weekly basis. VH1 Europe covers many styles of music through a comprehensive selection of music videos ranging from the '70's to today, using MTV Networks Europe's London-based music video library.


Themed Shows

Until early 2008, VH1 Europe's schedule was largely based upon music programming, although some shows imported from VH1 US or MTV US (including classic episodes of Beavis & Butt-head, Pop-Up Video and The Osbournes) could be seen during primetime hours as well. However, in February 2008, the station received a major makeover in its timeslot programming, adding further specialist shows to the already existing ones, featuring selections of music videos linked by common themes (VH1 Themed, Smells Like The 90s, VH1 Pop Chart, Boogie Night, Flipside, Chill Out, So 80s, Viva La Disco, Sunday Soul, VH1 New, VH1 Rocks, Top 10, Final Countdown, Then & Now, VH1 Classic, Smooth Wake Up, Saturday Night Fever, Best Of Charts, Greatest Hits, Aerobic, Espresso, VH1 Oldschool, Cover Power...). In January 2010, the only daily hour of non-music related programming on VH1 Europe - formerly airing between noon and 1 p.m. - got replaced by music video-based programming. The channel's schedule now purely consists of music programming.

VH1 Jukebox

For 2 hours each day, between 18.00 and 20.00 CET, the channel plays selections of videos submitted by viewers via the channel's website on a show called 'VH1 Jukebox'.


Though produced in Warsaw (Poland), VH1 Europe broadcasts from MTV Networks Europe's premises in Camden Town (London, UK) to the whole continent of Europe, covering also the Middle East, South Africa and parts of Northern Africa. It is available in almost every digital platform in these areas. Countries covered by VH1 Europe include: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland , Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine / West Bank, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Angola , Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Vh1 Classic Europe

VH1 Classic was launched on July 1st, 1999 and made available to the whole of Europe. However, the current pan-European service was launched in 2004, when it became a separate feed from VH1 Classic UK. Like VH1 Europe, it is currently produced in Warsaw (Poland), though broadcast from MTV Networks Europe's premises in Camden Town (London, UK). It is officially available to viewers all over Europe (except the UK & Ireland). Unlike VH1 Classic UK, the pan-European version of the channel is entirely devoid of advertisements, with round-the-clock music videos played out from MTV Networks Europe's comprehensive library in London. The channel primarily features music videos from the 70s through to the 90s, although rare live performances from the 40s, 50s and 60s can be seen as well.

Regular programming on VH1 Classic Europe

  • 70s vs. 80s - Back to back videos, alternating releases from the '70s and '80s, sometimes from the same artist.
  • 80s vs. 90s - Back to back videos, alternative releases from the '80's and '90s, sometimes from the same artist.
  • All Time Hits - General music videos.
  • Boogie Wonderland - Funk, disco and dance classics.
  • Classic... - 30-minute music video slots dedicated to one particular artist, band or theme, often featuring lesser known videos and forgotten releases even from big name artists.
  • Classic Movie Soundtracks - Music from film scores.
  • Morning Hits - General music videos.
  • Never Mind The Classics - General music videos.
  • Smells Like The 90s - Music from the nineties.
  • So Emotional - Romantic music videos.
  • The 80s At 8 - Music from the eighties at 8 a.m.
  • 80s Alternative - Alternative and obscure videos from the 80s.
  • The 80s Chilled - Laid back music from the 80s.
  • The 80s Danced - Dance music from the 80s.
  • The 80s Partied - Disco, funk and party music from the 80s.
  • The 80s Popped - Pop music from the 80s.
  • The 80s Rocked - Rock music from the 80s.
  • The 80s Years - A selection of music videos from one particular year of the 80s.
  • 90s Alternative - Alternative and obscure videos from the 90s.
  • The 90s Chilled - Laid back and chill-out classics from the 90s.
  • The 90s Danced - Classic dance and electronic tracks from the 90s.
  • The 90s Partied - Party hits from the 90s.
  • The 90s Popped - Pop music from the 90s.
  • The 90s Rocked - Rock music from the 90s.
  • The 90s Years - A selection of music videos from one particular year of the 90s.
  • The Rock Show - Rock music videos from the past four decades.
  • VH1 Vintage - Rarely seen videos and performances from the 40s through to the 70s.
  • We Are The 80s - Music from the eighties.

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