MTV Greece

MTV Greece
MTV Greece
MTV Logo 2010.svg
Launched September 1, 2008
Network MTV
Owned by Restis Enterprises (75%)

Vardis Vardinogiannis (20%)
Piraeus Bank Group (5%)

Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV),
(1080i, HDTV)
Country Greece
Language Greek
Broadcast area Greece
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Sister channel(s) MTV Plus
MTV Music
Nickelodeon (Greece)
Hymettus 59 UHF
Mount Parnitha 51 UHF
Digea DVB-T, Aegina 63 UHF
NOVA Greece Channel 603
NOVA Cyprus Channel 605
OTE TV Channel 601 (HD)
Music of Greece
General topics
Specific forms
Media and performance
Music awards
  • Arion Awards
  • MAD Video Music Awards
  • Pop Corn Music Awards
Music charts
  • Greek Albums Chart
  • Foreign Albums Chart
  • Singles Chart
Music festivals Thessaloniki Song Festival
Music media
National anthem "Hymn to Liberty"
Regional music
Related areas Cyprus
Regional styles

MTV Greece is the Greek version of MTV, launched on September 1, 2008.

MTV Greece broadcasts mainly English, American and Greek music, MTV's shows like Date My Mom, Made, Nitro Circus, RoomRaiders, America's Most Smartest Model, etc. subtitled in Greek, as well as three Greek shows (Hitlist Hellas, MTV Pulse, MTV Take 20). Currently it broadcasts terrestrially only in Athens and via satellite to the rest of Greece and Cyprus.[2]. MTV Greece has also a local version, which broadcasts in Thessaloniki, under the title MTV + [3]

MTV Greece's launch party took place in Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens on October 5, 2008 with live performances from R.E.M., Kaiser Chiefs, Gabriella Cilmi, and C:Real. The concert was also broadcast live in Italy through MTV Italy, and in France (MTV France), Portugal (MTV Portugal) and Spain (MTV Spain).[4]

MTV Greece is also available via NOVA Greece. On October 9, 2009, MTV organized the first MTV Day, a celebration for the 1 year of airing in Greece. MTV held a concert at the Olympic Indoor Hall, in Athens, with quests Myronas Stratis, Professional Sinnerz, Moral, Aloha From Hell and Tokio Hotel. The concert was successful and it was the first concert for Tokio Hotel after their album Humanoid was released. The concert was previously recorded for the other MTV channels (except MTV USA) and it was later shown on the MTV World Stage.

Screenshot of MTV Greece


Current Shows

The channel combines local and international music, and airs such trademark MTV shows like Jackass, Pimp My Ride, When I Was 17, If You Really Knew Me, My Super Sweet 16, Viva la Bam, Room Raiders, Life of Ryan and 16 and Pregnant with subtitles in Greek.


Music Shows

  • Euro Top 20
  • Chill Out Zone
  • Party Zone
  • Dancefloor Chart
  • MTV World Stage
  • Hit List Hellas
  • UK Official Top 20 - the UK weekly chart
  • Your Noise
  • Into the Music
  • Pure Local - Only Greek music
  • Brand New
  • Absolutely 90's
  • MTV Insomnia
  • Nothing But Hits
  • Wake Up
  • MTV Push

Local Shows

  • MTV News - Music and entertainment news updates. Hosted by Estel, airs throughout the day
  • Your Noise Live - Daily variety program with music, news, games and interviews. Hosted by Alex Kavdas, Nafsika Lalioti and Katerina Tsavalou, airs weekdays at 3pm
  • MTV Take 20 - Weekly show focuses on movie news, trailers, interviews and a look at the latest new releases. Hosted by Giorgo Satsidi, airs Wednesday at 9pm
  • MTV Headbangers Ball - Heavy metal music videos and news. Hosted by Vanessa Xristodoulou and Orfeas Spiliotopoulos, airs Tuesday at 12pm
  • MTV Game On - Weekly show focuses on video games. Hosted by Konstantino Koutsoumpa, airs Thursday at 9pm
  • Every Day Girls! - Weekly show focuses on girls, fashion, horoscopes, entertainment and celebity news and interviews. Hosted by Marianthi Mpairaktari and Myrtw Kazi, airs Monday at 9pm
  • MTV New Generation
  • Yo! MTV Raps
  • myMTV
  • 'Mission Lydia - Entertainment program hosted by Lydia Papaioannou

Drama-Comedy Series

Title Original Run
Greek Only seasons 1-2, 2008-2010
The Hard Times of RJ Berger Season 1 ongoing
Blue Mountain State Season 1 airs every tuesday night

Presenters and VJs

  • Nafsika Lalioti
  • Katerina Tsavalou
  • Lydia Papaioannou
  • Konstantinos Koutsoumpas
  • Vanessa Xristodoulou
  • Orfeas Spiliotopoulos
  • Vasiliki Arvanitaki
  • Estel
  • Marianthi Mpairaktari
  • Myrtw Kazi
  • George Satsidis

Spinoff channels

MTV Plus

Launched on October 18, 2009 - MTV+ is a 24 hour and is available in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece. Its programming is similar to its sister channel MTV Greece. MTV+ utilizes MTV's current global branding.

MTV Music

Launched on October 7, 2009 - MTV Music is a 24 hour music channel playing non-stop music videos, live performances and artist interviews and it is available only on Conn-x TV.


MTV HD was launched on October 17, 2011 on OTE TV Sat.

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