VH1 Classic is a television network, launched on July 1, 1999 in the UK and May 8, 2000 in the US. It is operated by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom and primarily features a mainstream rock/adult hits-formatted mix of music videos and concert footage from the 1970's through the mid-1990's, though it formerly included a wider range of genres and time periods. This channel is a sister channel to VH1.
The network originally played only videos but currently has a more varied line-up of music-themed programs. This includes themed compilation shows of music videos and concert footage, such as music videos focused on Heavy Metal music or on music of the 1980's, music documentaries such as the Classic Albums series, music themed movies, and full length concerts. They also rebroadcast programs first shown on the main VH1 channel, including Pop-Up Video and I Love the '80's. Hosts of the network include Amy Scott, Eddie Trunk, Lynn Hoffman, and Mark Goodman. As of February 2015, approximately 58.3 million American households (50.1% of households with television) receive VH1 Classic