Beginning August 1st, MTV will rebrand VH1 Classic and become MTV Classic featuring mainly 90s programming.
A statement released by the company said that the new channel will be “an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series and music programming drawn from across its rich history, with a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s.”
35 years ago on August 1st, MTV launched and in honor of that, the very first hour of this new programming will be the same as the very first hour MTV’s debut. Fans will also be able to watch “MTV’s Hour One” via Facebook Live on the MTV Classic Facebook page.
Once the initial hour of programming is complete, the new channel will feature “memorable moments” from TRL and MTV Unplugged performances. In fact, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance will air in its entirety on August 1st.
Beavis & Butt-head and Aeon Flux will take a permanent residence in prime time while weekends will be filled with marathons of Real World and Laguna Beach.
Sean Atkins, President of MTV, said in a statement:
From Beavis & Butt-head to Laguna Beach, MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance. MTV Classic gives audiences a modern and artful home for classic MTV programming and, alongside MTV, MTV2, MTV Live and mtvU, rounds out a diverse portfolio with music and youth culture at its core.
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