May 08, 2007

Wane of MTV?

You mean ... MTV is still on?? I think I stopped watching it when they actually thought they could do programming instead of doing what they were supposed to -- show friggin' ROCK music videos. This occurred, I'd say, around the late 80s, if anything.

Even frickin' VH-1 Classic on digital cable -- which started by showing all those classic early-day MTV videos -- has now succumbed to "programming." Maybe, sooner or later, there'll be that channel that just shows the videos. JUST the videos, and nothing else.

Posted by Hube at May 8, 2007 08:36 PM | TrackBack

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Why back in my day we didn't have MTV. We had Phil Silvers and Soupy Sales and Groucho Marx. Then Elvis came along and brought moral turpitude to America's living rooms. Posted by: Duffy at May 9, 2007 07:47 AM

Ugh my wife watches MTV and VH1 incessantly. The sad thing that they created MTV2 to play videos and now it features nothing but reruns of MTV1 content like Pimp My Ride. MTV is just reality shows for teenagers and VH1 is just incessant list shows.

Some cable companies have started music video channels of their own. Comcast set up one called the Box that just played viewer requests, but that was years ago now. They're really cheap to create because the music companies give the videos away as free advertising.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at May 9, 2007 08:54 AM

"Ugh, my wife watches MTV and VH1 incessantly."

Jeff, you think you have it bad? My wife watches HGTV and the Food Channel. That wouldn't be so bad, but I do all the cooking as well as the home improvements, so my to do list just gets longer and longer!

Posted by: G Rex at May 9, 2007 09:45 AM