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MTV Networks located at One Astor Plaza is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operations of many television channels and Internet brands, including the original MTV channel in the United States. MTV Networks also operate MTV Networks International.
The company was established in 1987 after Warner Communications and American Express decided to divest the basic cable assets of Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, renaming it MTV Networks, Inc. Warner-Amex originally created and owned Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1 and The Movie Channel.
Viacom acquired 66% of the company in 1988, and then acquired the remaining interest in 1989. It was then folded into Viacom International Inc., a subsidiary of Viacom Inc., and is no longer a distinct legal entity.
MTV Networks has a rival alliance named Vevo.

Cable channels currently owned by MTV Networks

Year in parentheses denotes when channel was brought into the MTV Networks fold.
MTV (1981)1
MTV2 (1996)
MTV Jams (1998)
MTV Hits (2002)
mtvU
Palladia (2006)
Tr3́s (2006)
Nickelodeon (1979)1
Nick 2, Nickelodeon's alternate East/West feed
Nick@Nite, evening programming block on Nickelodeon (1980)
Nick Jr. (1996, formerly Noggin)
TeenNick (2002, formerly The N)
Nicktoons (2002)
VH1 (1991)
VH1 Classic (2000)
VH1 Soul (2000)
Comedy Central (1991)2
TV Land (1996)
Spike (2003, formerly TNN)3
Country Music Television (1999)3
CMT Pure Country (1999)4
Logo (2005)
Tempo Networks (2005)5
Epix (2009)6
1Channel created by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment prior to 1987.
2Channel started as Ha!, merged with HBO's The Comedy Channel the following year, became fully owned by Viacom in 2003.
3Channel originally owned by CBS, became part of MTV Networks when CBS merged with Viacom.
4Created as VH1 Country prior to Viacom/CBS merger.
5Sold to founder and Viacom Deputy General Council Frederick Morton, Jr., in 2007.
6Co-owned with Lionsgate and MGM. MTV Networks handles operations.

MTV Networks Internet properties

The company also owns internet properties, such as Atom Films, Addicting Games, MTV News, MTV International, iFilm, GoCityKids, GameTrailers, Xfire, Shockwave.com, and Quizilla. MTV Networks has also made a partnership with Nexon to promote its Neopets service.

MTV Networks International

Main article: MTV Networks International
MTV Networks International is a division of Viacom International. Its headquarters are based in New York, London, Warsaw and Buenos Aires. It consists of 64 localized MTV channels, MTVNHD, VH1 (6 in total), Nickelodeon, TMF, VIVA, Comedy Central, Game One, Neopets, GameTrailers, Nitrome Limited, Shockwave, Addicting Games, Atom Films and Xfire. MTV Networks' brands are seen globally in 560 million households in 162 countries and 33 languages via more than 150 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 350 digital media properties.
The MTV Networks International network consists of:
MTV Networks Europe
MTV Networks Latin America
MTV Networks Asia
MTV Networks Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada
MTV Networks Africa
See also
MTV Networks Europe
MTV Networks Latin America
MTV Networks Asia Pacific
MTV Networks Africa
MTV Networks Russia