MTV Base (France)

MTV Base was a 24-hour French subscription music channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe.

MTV Base
Launched21 December 2007 (2007-12-21)
Closed17 November 2015 (2015-11-17)
Owned byViacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format16:9, 576i (SDTV)
16:9, 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan"La chaîne en Mode Hip-Hop R'n'B"
Broadcast areaFrance, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Replaced byMTV Hits
Sister channel(s)MTV
MTV Idol
MTV Pulse
Nickelodeon Junior
Nickelodeon 4Teen
Game One
Game One Music
Paramount Channel


A first channel, MTV Base UK was launched on 1 July 1999. This version of the channel will still be broadcast in France after the launch of the French version until 7 March 2008 where it is replaced by MTV Dance on Free and the other ADSL operators (as in all Europe except the UK and Ireland).

Launched on December 21, 2007 at 1pm, MTV Base focuses mainly on hip-hop and R'n'B. Its slogan is "La chaîne en Mode Hip-Hop R'n'B". It was launched on the second anniversary of the MTV Pulse and MTV Idol channels, complementing the channel offerings of the MTV Networks France bouquet. MTV Base is also for France "the reflection of the most popular musical genre in France" and targets in particular the 11/34 years.

In 2014, the channel changed targets by broadcasting less hip-hop music, and slowly began to focus on pop and dance content, such as One Direction, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris.

MTV Base ceased broadcasting in France on November 17, 2015, along with MTV Pulse and MTV Idol, to be replaced by French version of MTV Hits and the new My MTV service.


  • MTV Base News
  • Beats and Lyrics
  • Le Top Base
  • Hits Base
  • Le Top US
  • Les 50 meilleurs clips vacances
  • French Only
  • Les 10 meilleurs clips français

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