Featuring everything from Beavis & Butt-head to MTV Unplugged
MTV is set to rebrand VH1 Classic as MTV Classic, a channel which will feature MTV’s biggest hits and fan favourites from the 90s and early 00s.
Set to air on August 1, the new channel also commemorates the launch of MTV 35 years ago on August 1, 1981. The debut hour of MTV Classic will replicate the first hour of programming in MTV’s history, which can also be watched via MTV’s Facebook page.
According to a statement from the company, MTV Classic will focus on “an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series and music programming drawn from across its rich history, with a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s.”
President of MTV Sean Atkins said in a statement: “From Beavis & Butt-head to Laguna Beach, MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance.”
The channel will also feature the “most memorable” installments of MTV Unplugged, including episodes featuring the iconic appearance of Nirvana. Weekends willbe dedicated to “binge-worthy marathons” of shows like Real World and Laguna Beach.
Atkins added, “MTV Classic gives audiences a modern and artful home for classic MTV programming and – alongside MTV, MTV2, MTV Live and mtvU — rounds out a diverse portfolio with music and youth culture at its core.”