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

    Created by supermodel Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model follows a group of young women of various…

  • Hit the Floor

    Hit the Floor

    "Hit The Floor" explores the sexy world of professional basketball and the dancers who make the fans…

  • RuPaul's Drag Race

    RuPaul's Drag Race

    Join RuPaul, the world's most famous drag queen, as the host, mentor and judge for "RuPaul's Drag Ra…

  • Hot GRITS

    Hot GRITS

    Welcome to Valdosta, Georgia. It's a small town with everything you'd expect in the South - warm air…

  • Swab Stories

    Swab Stories

    'Who am I?' This is where Jared Rosenthal and his assistant, medical technician Ana Lopez, step in -…

  • Twinning

    Twinning

    "Twinning" is an arc'd competition series in which twelve sets of twins will go head to head for a g…

  • T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle

    T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle

    This reality series explores Grammy-winning rapper T.I.'s home life as he is reunited with his wife,…

  • Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps

    Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps

    These days we're supposed to be more "connected" than ever, but it's actually harder than ever to tr…

  • She's Got Game

    She's Got Game

    We all know The Game from his hit VH1 series Marrying The Game as an amazing father as well as famil…

  • 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

    VH1 is going back to Cali for the second season of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. Premiering on Mond…

  • Barely Famous

    Barely Famous

    Introducing Barely Famous: a docu-style comedy series created, executive produced by and starring ac…

  • 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

    Relationships are hard enough, but imagine the pressure of having your hook ups, "bumps" on the rela…

  • 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

    The 20 formally known as VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown is a weekly, two-hour show that counts down t…

  • 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 &…

  • You Oughta Know Live in Concert

    You Oughta Know Live in Concert

    VH1 will bring its entire 2015 You Oughta Know class of artists together on one stage for an unforge…

  • Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood

    Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood

    Look out, Los Angeles! Love & Hip Hop Atlanta originals Stevie J and Joseline are ready to take…

  • Hip Hop Squares

    Hip Hop Squares

    Remember Hollywood Squares? If not, it doesn't even matter. "Hip Hop Squares" takes that classic gam…

  • The Breaks

    The Breaks

    The Breaks series picks up where the successful VH1 original movie leaves off. It is 1990 in New Yor…

  • Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn

    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn

    VH1 will explore the difficult and complex ties that bind in the newest series VH1 Family Therapy Wi…

  • The Amber Rose Show

    The Amber Rose Show

    "The Amber Rose Show" hosted by feminist, author, actor and entrepreneur, "Muva Rose" as she's known…

  • 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!

    Political commentator, Morehouse College professor and award-winning journalist Marc Lamont Hill lo…

  • Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

    Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are teaming up together to throw a dinner party that will be the hotte…

  • 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…

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