Channel V

Channel V (styled Channel [V]) is a Southeast Asian pay television network owned by Star China Media and Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific, a pay-TV channel unit of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. It was launched by what was back then Star TV to replace MTV's original Asian operation.

Channel V
Launched15 September 1991 (as MTV)
23 May 1994 (as Channel [V])
Owned by
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganV, don't regret
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia
Formerly calledMTV (1991-1994)
Sister channel(s)
5 Network (Myanmar)Channel 17
CBTV Sat (China)Channel 502 (Chinese feed)
K+ (Vietnam)Channel 64
MNC Vision (Indonesia)Channel 272
TransVision (Indonesia)Channel 550
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 225
Channel 376 (HD)
SKYNET (Myanmar)Asia
Channel 54 (SD)
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 150 (SD)
(Middle East & North Africa)
Channel 352 (HD)
Austar (Australia)Channel 801
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 801
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 73
Channel 74
Channel 75
MediaNet (Maldives)Channel 552
Cable Star Iloilo (Philippines)Channel 71
SPC-New World Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 54
Hanoi Cable Television (Vietnam)Channel 27
HTVC (Vietnam)Channel 64
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 534
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 352
Channel 547
olleh TV (South Korea)Channel 138


Southeast Asia

Channel V Asia is the flagship of the Channel V network. It was founded after MTV Asia parted ways with the Star TV Network. It was produced and operated from Hong Kong from January 1994 until January 2002, after which operations and studios were shifted to Malaysia with some aspects still operating in Hong Kong. Since 1 January 2008, Channel V International has moved back to its original studio in Hong Kong, which is also the same studio of Channel V China and Taiwan.

Former VJs


It is operated by Star India. On 1 July 2015, the channel discontinued its musical programming and started focusing on original content through fiction dailies and studio formats that address teenage issues.[1] On 30 June 2016, stopped airing original programming. On 1 August, it rebranded its graphical package.[1] Later,it discontinued operations on 15 September 2018.


Channel [V] ceased broadcasting in Australia on 26 February 2016, as it merged with [V] Hits.

V Hits

V Hits is the sister station of Channel V Australia, focusing more on hit music-only programming. It was formerly known as Club V until 12 January 2007, and Channel V 2 until 15 November 2009.

Former VJs


It is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, GMM Media and TrueVisions.[2]

Former VJs

  • B – Bandit Saokaew
  • Boss – Chatchavalit Sirisab
  • ChaiChartayodom Hiranyasthiti
  • Earth – San Ittisuknanth
  • Emme – Amika Boohert
  • Helen – Prathumrat Berger
  • Jenny – Genevieve Jane Irwin
  • Janeen – Janeen Lyons
  • LoukadeMetinee Kingpayome
  • Louk-Tarn – Supamat Phahulo
  • Meaw – Autcharra Sinratchar-tarnon
  • NadiaNadia Nimitvanich
  • Sunny – Sunissa Brown
  • Ta-Ngaew – Bussaba Mahatthapong
  • Team – Kosin Piyakittiphaibun
  • Terng – Pradorn Sirakovit
  • Michael – Sirachuch Chienthaworn
  • Nax – Charlie Potjes
    • Alex – Bin Alexandre
    • Bank – Puttipong Kongsomsaksakul
    • Bas – Panupat Sulanlayalak
    • AkeEakachai Waricharaporn
    • JaNatthaweeranuch Thongmee
    • Kwan – Sirikwan Chinnachot
    • LoukadeJirada Yohara
    • Mike – Michael Kenneth Wong
    • PaulaPaula Taylor
    • PittaPitta na Patalung
    • WoonsenVirithipa Pakdeeprasong


It was a joint venture between Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific, Fox International Channels, TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company and Northern Star Productions as network providers.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] It discontinued operations on 13 July 2012.

Mainland China

Fox International Channels Asia Pacific sold certain Mandarin language entertainment television channels that target Mainland China, including Channel V Mainland China, to China Media Capital. As a result, Channel V Mainland China is a part of Star China Media as of 2014. It is broadcast free-to-air on AsiaSat 7.[11] Channel V switches between Simplified and Traditional Chinese with selected Channel V International programs airing with Chinese subtitles. It is the only feed that is available free-to-air.


It started operating in Taiwan in 1994. On 1 September 2012 it was replaced by Fox Taiwan, while Channel V Taiwan still operated overseas. On 15 July 2018, Channel V Taiwan was officially shut down.


Current VJs

Former VJs


See also


  1. "All about Channel V's new logo and shows". 2 August 2016.
  2. STAR, TrueVisions and GMM Media Enter Strategic Alliance for CHANNEL V Thailand Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via
  3. CHANNEL V International and Makisig Network Announce the Launch of Channel V Philippines Tagalog language content block on V International set to launch with an expanded distribution for the channel on Sky Cable Archived 4 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via 02-26-2009
  4. CHANNEL V Expands Filipino Presence retrieved via 02-26-2009
  5. CHANNEL V International and Makisig Network Launch V Philippines Archived 6 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via 03-02-2009
  6. Channel V to speak Tagalog; taps local partner retrieved via 02-27-2009
  7. Channel V to launch local content for the Philippines retrieve via 03-02-2009
  8. Makisig launches Channel V Philippines retrieve via 04-16-2009
  9. Channel V launch in Philippines with Local Block retrieve via 04-16-2009
  10. V Philippines on Channel V Retrieved via 05-03-2009
  11. "Channel V China - LyngSat". Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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