|Launched||1 July 1999|
|Network||MTV (UK & Ireland)|
|Audience share||UK: |
0.02% (August 2018 , BARB)
MTV Base is a 24-hour urban music channel from
The MTV Base brand first launched in the
MTV Base began broadcasting in widescreen on 28 March 2012.
A European version was planned to launch in 2015.
MTV Base Africa launched in February 2005 throughout the African continent.
On 3 July 2013 Viacom International Media Networks (Africa) launched an opt-out feed of MTV Base Africa in South Africa. This opt-out feed is called MTV South Africa. The channel broadcasts MTV Base Africa into the territory with unique programming, advertising and sponsorship opportunities for South African audiences. The channel will increase localised South African content featuring artists and localised music programming with a South African theme, all other programming on MTV South Africa will air as simulcast of the existing MTV Base Africa channel. The channel is also served by a localised South African website (www.mtv.co.za) and mobile website (m.mtv.co.za). The opt-out feed will also feature local presenters.
As of 2015, MTV Base South Africa is being marketed as MTV Africa.
MTV Base in French-speaking territories launched on 21 December 2007.
The channel was replaced by French versions of MTV Hits and BET on 17 November 2015.