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I found out a lot of stuff through MTV, and I didn't even have cable, I just saw it at friends' houses. But my culture in junior high was totally influenced by it.
Win Butler

Meaning of "MTV" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES MTV MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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MTV is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by the MTV Networks Music & Logo Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel is headquartered in New York City, New York. Launched on August 1, 1981, the original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys," or VJs. In its early years, MTV's main target demographic were young adults, but today, MTV's programming is primarily targeted at adolescents and teenagers in addition to young adults. MTV has spawned numerous sister channels in the U.S. and affiliated channels internationally, some of which have gone independent. MTV's influence on its audience, including issues related to censorship and social activism, has been a subject of debate for years. As of August 2013, approximately 97,654,000 American households receive MTV.

Definition of MTV in the English dictionary

The definition of MTV in the dictionary is music television: a US music channel that operates 24 hours a day.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE MTV

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Synonyms and antonyms of MTV in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «MTV» into 25 languages

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Find out the translation of MTV to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of MTV from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «MTV» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

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1,325 millions of speakers

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MTV
570 millions of speakers

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MTV
510 millions of speakers

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एमटीवी
380 millions of speakers
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MTV
280 millions of speakers

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MTV
278 millions of speakers

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MTV
270 millions of speakers

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এমটিভি
260 millions of speakers

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MTV
220 millions of speakers

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MTV
190 millions of speakers

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MTV
180 millions of speakers

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MTV
130 millions of speakers

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MTV
85 millions of speakers

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85 millions of speakers
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MTV
80 millions of speakers

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75 millions of speakers

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एमटीव्ही
75 millions of speakers

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70 millions of speakers

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MTV
65 millions of speakers

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50 millions of speakers

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40 millions of speakers

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30 millions of speakers
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MTV
15 millions of speakers
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14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

MTV
10 millions of speakers
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5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about MTV

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10 QUOTES WITH «MTV»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word MTV.
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Phil Anselmo
I wasn't that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is.
2
Rick Astley
I am honoured that my fans worked so hard to help me win Best Act Ever at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.
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Erich Bergen
I've been performing since I was very little, about three years old. I was inspired at first by the MTV artists of the '80s and started putting on 'shows' in the apartment, most of them set to Michael Jackson's 'Bad' album. In my mind, there was a full lighting rig behind me... but it was just a couch.
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Jello Biafra
I think that what's perceived as punk out in shopping malls or in chain stores or on MTV has almost nothing to do with what punk is about.
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Jimmy Carl Black
Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much.
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Nina Blackwood
I worked with three people who were doing video music shows before MTV.
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Peter Bogdanovich
You see so many movies... the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there's no sense of film grammar. There's no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It's just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy.
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Win Butler
I had a somewhat religious upbringing. Not strict, but it was there, and I'm kind of thankful for that. If you grow up just watching MTV, that's its own form of religion, and it's not even based on happiness or communal responsibility. I mean, try to construct a worldview out of that.
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Win Butler
I found out a lot of stuff through MTV, and I didn't even have cable, I just saw it at friends' houses. But my culture in junior high was totally influenced by it.
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Christopher Cross
I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MTV»

Discover the use of MTV in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to MTV and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video ...
I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about ...
Rob Tannenbaum, Craig Marks, 2011
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VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave
They tell the story of the ’80s, from the neon-colored drawstring pants to the Reagan administration, and offer a deeper understanding of how MTV changed our culture.
Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, 2013
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Inside Mtv
"This book is an insight into the evolution of the cablevisionphenomena--MTV, VH-1, and their competitors.
R. Serge Denisoff
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Mtv: The Making of a Revolution
This is the story of a revolution -- how cable operators, network execs., visionary artists, & a ragtag team of radio & TV execs. broke all the rules to bring a cultural phenomenon to life: MTV.
Tom McGrath, 1999
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The Branding of MTV: Will Internet Kill the Video Star?
This book is not so much a tribute to MTV, although it deserves as much, but an analysis of how the MTV brand has been built.
Paul Temporal, 2008
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Countering MTV Influence in Indonesia and Malaysia
This book discusses three major elements - MTV, the Music of Malaysia, and the Music of Indonesia - and how these three interact in the modern cultural setting.
Kalinga Seneviratne, 2012
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MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video
'MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video' is the first book to focus solely on the channel's important building-block years, specifically from the channel's launch to when MTV's original group of VJs left the channel.
Greg Prato, 2011
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MTV - Gatekeeper for the Music Industry?
Scholarly Paper aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, einseitig bedruckt, Note: 1- (A-), Veranstaltung: Cable Communications, 31 Eintragungen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Englisch, Abstract: MTV ...
Christoph Koch, 2007
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The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through ...
In The Kennedy Chronicles, she gives us a backstage pass at the last golden years of the cable network that defined a generation.
Kennedy, 2013
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower YA edition
This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion has become a modern classic.
Stephen Chbosky, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MTV»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term MTV is used in the context of the following news items.
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Susanne Daniels Exiting As MTV Programming Boss
Susanne Daniels, the veteran executive who took over head of programming at MTV in 2012, is exiting her post, Deadline has learned. «Deadline, Jul 15»
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Bad blood between Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj over MTV awards?
Minaj tweeted multiple times that she didn't understand why her rump-shaking video for "Anaconda" wasn't up for the top award when MTV ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas Talks MTV's 'White People …
As part of MTV's Look Different campaign and Vargas' nonprofit organization Define America, White People is directed, produced and hosted ... «Entertainment Tonight, Jul 15»
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Does South Jersey still want its MTV?
On Monday, MTV announced the nominees for the 2015 Video Music Awards. The same day, Miley Cyrus announced via her Twitter and ... «Cherry Hill Courier Post, Jul 15»
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MTV Star Miranda Simms Has No Instagram, Hasn't Yet Confirmed …
MTV star Miranda Simms does not have an Instagram account. Although OK! Magazine recently claimed the MTV star and her husband, Corey, ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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Tinie Tempah, Little Mix, Foxes & Kodaline Send Plymouth …
We. Are. Speechless. Day 1 of this year's MTV Crashes Plymouth has officially drawn to a close after incredible performances from Tinie ... «MTV UK, Jul 15»
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The Maxx messed up afterschool MTV viewers with its dark surrealism
For a brief period in 1995, there was a decent chance of coming home from school and running into MTV's Oddities. (Along with Liquid ... «A.V. Club Austin, Jul 15»
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MTV's 'Real World' Plans San Francisco Casting Call
According to Bunim-Murray Productions, a casting call is scheduled for San Francisco bar Woodbury on August 1. «NBC Bay Area, Jul 15»
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Spanish Party Drug Island Worried MTV's Ibiza Shore Will Ruin Its Rep
Ibiza, the super classy island of coke, ecstasy and endless glowing drinks, is worried about its reputation thanks to MTV's upcoming reality ... «Jezebel, Jul 15»
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9 Rock Covers Of Pop Songs That Will Blow Your Mind
9 Rock Covers Of Pop Songs That Will Blow Your Mind. A version of 'A Thousand Miles' to headbang to? YES. by MTV News Staff 2h ago. Share to Facebook. «MTV.com, Jul 15»

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