|Headquarters||One Astor Plaza|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Picture format||480i 4:3 (SDTV) presented in 16:9 letterbox|
|Owner||Paramount Media Networks|
|Launched||May 1, 2002|
|Former names||MTV Hits (2002–16)|
|Available on many cable systems||Consult local listings|
|Dish Network||Channel 368|
|C-Band||AMC 18-Channel 232 (H2H 4DTV)|
|U-verse TV||Channel 509 (exp. 8/2/22)|
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 214|
NickMusic is an American pay television network. It is a spin-off of Nickelodeon. It mainly broadcasts music video and music-related programming from younger pop artists. Some videos are edited to meet a general TV-PG rating, or replaced with a lyric video instead.
History[change | change source]
The network was launched on May 1, 2002 as MTV Hits. The network was named for a daily program on MTV also called MTV Hits. It was MTV's main pop music video program. The network included current hit music videos, along with a few older videos from earlier in the year, as well as a few from the late 1990s. The network maintained a commercial-free format, other than internal promotions for MTV and MTV-branded properties.
In 2005, the network began airing a feature called "My Hitlist Month". It was based on viewer selected playlists that were submitted to a new network website. My Hitlist Month, along with artist-selected playlists, were broadcast occasionally on the network until 2006.
In 2016, MTV Hits was re-branded NickMusic.