The program then became known as Subterranean on MTV2.
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134 The campaign featured popular artists and celebrities, including Pete Townshend, Pat Benatar, Adam Ant, David Bowie, The Police, Kiss, Culture Club, Billy Idol, Hall Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Lionel Richie, Ric Ocasek, John Mellencamp, Peter Wolf, Joe Elliot, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield and Mick.
MTV also launched subscription channel mtvx to play rock music videos exclusively, an experiment that lasted until 2002.The purpose of the online channel was to air commercial-free music videos once the television channels started concentrating on shows unrelated to music videos or music-related programming.MTV instead devoted its musical airtime mostly to pop and hip hop/R B music.Archived from the original on August 11, 2006.Nipplegate edit Timberlake and Jackson's controversial event gave way to a "wave of self-censorship on American television unrivaled since the McCarthy era".With the interactive qube service, viewers could vote for their favorite songs and artists.75 Despite the challenge from Timberlake, MTV continued to decrease its total rotation time for music videos in 2007, and the channel eliminated its long-running special tags for music videos such as "Buzzworthy" (for under-represented artists "Breakthrough" (for visually stunning videos and "Spankin' New" (for.Another late night music video show was added in 1987, Headbangers Ball, which featured heavy metal music and news.But these graphics differed on MTV's first day of broadcast; they were set in a different typeface and included information such as the year and record label name.Record companies weren't funding them.The New York Times Company.Get Off the Air" was released on their 1985 album Frankenchrist, just as MTV's influence over the music industry was being solidified.
In 20, MTV continued its focus on reality shows, with the debuts of shows such as 8th Ocean, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, Next, The Hills, Two-A-Days, My Super Sweet 16, Parental Control, and Viva La Bam, featuring Bam Margera.
First format evolution (19851991) edit Further information: List of programs broadcast by MTV and List of MTV award shows In 1985, Viacom bought Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, which owned MTV and Nickelodeon, renaming the company MTV Networks and beginning this expansion.