VH2


VH2

Infobox TV channel
name= VH2
logosize=200px
logoalt=VH2 logo
launch= 16 December 2003|
closed date= 1 August 2006|
share=* "(share small but not zero)"
share as of= July '06
share source= [http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/monthreports.cfm?report=monthgmulti]
owner= MTV Networks Europe
former names=
replaced by names=MTV Flux
sister names=
timeshift names=
web= [http://www.mtv.co.uk www.mtv.co.uk]
availability note= (at time of closure)
terr serv 1=
terr chan 1=
terr serv 2=
terr chan 2=
sat serv 1=Sky Digital
sat chan 1=Channel 346
sat serv 2=
sat chan 2=
cable serv 1= Telewest
cable chan 1= Channel 315| cable serv 2= NTL
cable chan 2= Channel 172
cable serv 3=
cable chan 3=
dummy parameter=
|

VH2 was a British sister channel of VH1. Launched in 2003, it slowly became an Indie rock based music channel, aimed primarily at men in the 25-34 demographic. It showed mainly music, though some documentaries were shown based around the artists VH2 played.

VH2 also had many chart shows, including the "Indie 500" weekend, which counted down the Top 500 Indie Songs with "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths topping the chart ahead of songs by artists such as The Stone Roses, Pixies, Oasis, Dinosaur Jr and Radiohead.

It closed at 6am on August 1, 2006 to make way for MTV Flux due to bandwidth space. MTV Networks stated that because the main source of income for the channel, ringtone advertising, was slowing down, the channel had to close. [http://www.brandrepublic.com/bulletins/media/article/568055/vh2-music-channel-faces-axe-mtv/ VH2 faces axe by MTV as ringtone ads slow] by the Darren Davidson Campaign. Created July 6, 2006. Retrieved July 26, 2006]

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