- MuchVibe (TV channel)
MuchVibe MuchVibe logo Launched September 7, 2001 Owned by Bell Media Picture format 480i (SDTV) Country Canada Broadcast area National Headquarters Toronto, Ontario Website MuchVibe Availability Satellite Bell TV Channel 580 Cable Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings IPTV Bell Aliant TV Channel 225 MTS Channel 311 Optik TV Channel 250 SaskTel Channel 151
MuchVibe is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel owned by Bell Media. The channel broadcasts urban music programming such as rap, hip hop, r&b, and reggae. Programming is primarily in the form of music videos with other programming including concerts, interviews, and more. The channel is fashioned after the former MuchMusic original program, MuchVibe.
In November 2000, CHUM Limited was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch MuchVibe, described as "a national English-language Category 2 music video specialty television service dedicated to Urban music (HipHop, Rap, R&B, Soul and Reggae) and Urban music-related programming."
The channel launched on September 7, 2001.
In July 2006, Bell Globemedia (later called CTVglobemedia) announced that it would purchase CHUM for an estimated $1.7 billion CAD, included in the sale was MuchVibe. The sale was subject to CRTC approval and was approved in June 2007, with the transaction completed on June 22, 2007.
While the channel, from its inception, had always been an ad-supported service, on August 31, 2009, commercial advertising was dropped from the music video portion of the channel's schedule. The only remaining commercials existed in programs such as concerts or other special programming.
On September 10, 2010, BCE (a minority shareholder in CTVglobemedia) announced that it planned to acquire 100% interest in CTVglobemedia for a total debt and equity transaction cost of $3.2 billion CAD. The deal which required CRTC approval, was approved on March 7, 2011 and closed on April 1 of that year, on which CTVglobemedia was rebranded Bell Media.
- New Hip Hop Videos
- New Rap & R&B Videos
- Vibe 2 Vibe Videoflow
- VibeRated Videoflow
- Note: series list is current as of April 2011.
- ^ Decision CRTC 2000-519 CRTC 2000-12-14
- ^ The history of CHUM Globe and Mail article 2006-06-12
- ^ Bell Globemedia acquires CHUM; Fasken Martineau; 2006-07-12
- ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-165; CRTC; 2007-06-08
- ^ More Music Videos as MuchVibe, MuchLOUD, MuchMoreRetro, and PunchMuch go commercial-free Channel Canada 2009-08-26
- ^ Bell Canada (2010-09-10). "Bell to acquire 100% of Canada's No.1 media company CTV". CNW Group. http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/September2010/10/c8677.html. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
- ^ CRTC approves BCE's purchase of CTVglobemedia
- ^ Bell completes acquisition of CTV, launches Bell Media business unit CNW 2011-04-01
Bell Media Inc. (subsidiary of BCE Inc.) Conventional television Specialty / pay televisionCTV SpecialtyMuch MTV GroupOther Radio stations (Bell Media Radio)AMRadio networksTSN Radio · Bob FM Bell Media broadcasting studios Other Bell Media-owned assetsAgincourt Productions · Autohound · Bell Media Radio Sales · CTV Music · Dome Productions · Exploration Distribution · Exploration Productions Associated foundationsBravo!FACT · MuchFACT Predecessors and historic brands See also Some of the assets listed above are only partially owned by Bell Media. Refer to full asset list for detailed information. Music television channels in Canada National English-language cable/satellite networks National French-language cable/satellite networks Third language cable/satellite networksATN B4U Music • ATN MH 1 Audio-only, national music networksGalaxie (English & French) Foreign networks Defunct networks
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