VH1

VH1 (stylized as VH+1, sometimes stylized as VH-1 and originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable television network based in New York City. It launched on January 1, 1985, in the old space of Turner Broadcasting's short-lived Cable Music Channel. The original purpose of the channel was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly older demographic than its sister channel, focusing on the lighter, softer side of popular music.

The channel was originally created by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owner of MTV. Both VH1 and its sister channel MTV are part of the MTV Networks division of corporate parent Viacom Media Networks. While VH1 occasionally plays music videos and the Top 20 Video Countdown, its recent claim to fame has been in the area of music-related reality programming, such as Behind the Music, the I Love… series, the Celebreality block of programming, and the channel's overall focus on popular culture.

As of February 2015, approximately 92.6 million American households (79.6% of households with television) receive VH1

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America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model

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Hot GRITS
Hot GRITS

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Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA

VH1's hit series Basketball Wives: LA is back for an explosive fourth season. Returning from last se…

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

The city's hip hop elite are about to have their lives changed in ways they never imagined - for bet…

Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew

When the Black Ink Crew returns, the group is determined to put the importance on family, friendship…

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood

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Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago

In the streets of Chicago, success is the only way out. Black Ink Crew: Chicago follows a passionate…

Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy

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Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop

VH1's highest rated docu-series, Love & Hip Hop is taking another bite out of the Big Apple and…

The 20
The 20

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K.Michelle: My Life
K.Michelle: My Life

Ready to conquer the West Coast with a brand new vibe, best-selling recording artist and Love &…

Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares

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Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives

Being the wife or girlfriend of a professional basketball player has its advantages, from sitting co…

Shaunie's Home Court
Shaunie's Home Court

"Shaunie's Home Court" is VH1's new half hour comedy following the life of Basketball Wives star Sha…

VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!

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VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas

In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. VH1 Divas Live was created to support the c…

Leave It to Stevie
Leave It to Stevie

It's been 20 years since Stevie J was last single. Now he's looking forward to the next 20 years, an…

Baller Wives
Baller Wives

From the sidelines to the social frontlines, this is the world where relationships are complicated a…

Signed
Signed

In Signed, three music moguls are on the pursuit for new artist(s) for their record labels. Over the…

Hip Hop Honors
Hip Hop Honors

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Love & Hip Hop Miami
Love & Hip Hop Miami

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