Video Jukebox (TV series)


Video Jukebox (TV series)

Infobox Television
show_name = Video Jukebox


caption = "HBO's Video Jukebox"
format = Music video
runtime = Varied
creator =
starring = Various |
country = United States
network = Home Box Office (HBO)
first_aired = 1981
last_aired = 1986
num_episodes =

"Video Jukebox" was an American television program that aired from 1981 to 1986 on HBO. It was a monthly series that showcased music videos from the popular recording artists of the time such as Duran Duran, Prince, Madonna, REO Speedwagon, Culture Club, David Bowie, Blondie and Human League to name a few. A typical episode of "Video Jukebox" consisted of seven or eight music videos and lasted roughly 30 minutes, and the lineup changed in the middle of each month. ["1980's HBO program guides"]

In the late 1970s (and before the MTV network debuted), HBO was already airing one or two music videos (or "promotional clips" as they were known at the time) as filler in between their feature films and other series. These short clips also carried the "Video Jukebox" moniker. When "Video Jukebox" premiered as a half-hour series in December 1981, HBO reached more households than MTV (which was launched only four months earlier), so a video that aired on "Video Jukebox" may have received a little more exposure than it would on MTV, a claim that would be short-lived as MTV quickly gained more cable markets by around 1983. [ [http://www2.jsonline.com/enter/tvradio/jul01/mtvtime26072501.asp MTV through the years] ]

The series had no host until September 1985, when Dennis Elsas was brought on as voiceover talent, introducing the videos that were shown on the program. Elsas served as host of "Video Jukebox" until its final airing in November 1986.

At the peak of its popularity in the mid-1980s, "Video Jukebox" spawned many "special editions", including "Christmas Jukebox", "Country Jukebox", "Comedy Jukebox", "Heavy Metal Jukebox", "Sixties Jukebox", and other editions featuring songs from movies and Grammy winners. ["HBO Guides"]

References

ee also

* Cable Music Channel
* MOR Music TV
* Night Tracks
* The Tube Music Network


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