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CMT
CMT logo
Launched March 5, 1983; 34 years ago (1983-03-05)
Owned by Viacom Media Networks (Viacom)
Picture format
Slogan Get country.
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Formerly called CMTV (1983)
Sister channel(s)
Website CMT.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV
  • 327 (HD/SD)
  • 1327 (VOD)
Dish Network 166 (HD/SD)
Cable
Verizon FiOS
  • 221 (SD)
  • 721 (HD)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse
  • 525 (SD)
  • 1525 (HD)
Streaming media
Sling TV Internet Protocol television

CMT, originally launched as CMTV, is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. Its name is an initialism for "Country Music Television", which has since been de-emphasized. It was the first nationally available cable channel devoted to country music and country music videos.

Programming on the channel originally focused on country music; including music videos, taped concerts and biographies of country music stars. CMT's current programming now mainly consists of original reality programs and scripted series, [1] off-network syndicated shows, and theatrically-released movies.

As of February 2015, approximately 86,989,000 American households (74.7% of households with television) receive CMT.[2]

History[edit]

Early years (1983–1991)[edit]

CMTV, an initialism of Country Music Television, was founded by Glenn D. Daniels, the owner of Video World Productions in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Daniels put together the ownership group of Telestar Corporation and the Blinder Robinson & Company investment bank in a three-way split. Daniels also served as the program director and the first president of the network.[3]

The network launched on March 5, 1983, at 6:19 p.m. CT, beating its chief competitor, TNN, to air by two days. The first video clip to air on CMT was Faron Young's 1971 hit "It's Four in the Morning".[4] The following summer, MTV filed a trademark infringement lawsuit over the initials CMTV, and the network changed its name to simply CMT.[5]

Gaylord years (1991–1997)[edit]

The network's fourth logo made its debut on air in 1991, and ran until 2004. The first version of the logo consisted of a red "C", a yellow "M", and a blue "T", all in black squares, similar to a child's alphabet blocks, and was often seen in various color schemes in Station ID's. In 1997, a "GENUINE" stamp was added to the logo. Its colors were swapped in 2000 by MTV.

In 1991, Opryland USA and its owner Gaylord Entertainment Company acquired CMT in a $34 million deal.[6] The network was sold by a group led by radio station owner Robert Sillerman and record producer James Guercio.[6] Opryland USA and owner Gaylord also owned CMT's competitor The Nashville Network.

In October 1992, CMT launched its first international channel, CMT Europe, as part of the Sky Multichannels package. By 1998, Gaylord reported $10 million in losses from CMT Europe and decided to cease broadcasting the declining network on March 31, 1998.[7] Gaylord had planned to emulate the successful model created by E!, by selling large programming blocks to other European channels, but these plans never occurred.[7]

In 1994, Gaylord made its first major format change for CMT by adding several new music video programs, including Big Ticket, Jammin' Country, The Signature Series, CMT Delivery Room, and CMT Top 12 Countdown.[8] All shows eventually were cancelled by 2001.

In 1995, CMT dropped all videos by Canadian artists without U.S. record contracts in response to the network being replaced in Canada by Calgary, Alberta-based New Country Network.[9] By March 1996, CMT had eventually returned the dropped videos to its playlist after reaching an agreement to acquire a 20% ownership of New Country Network, in addition to renaming it CMT.[10]

CBS/Viacom years (1997–present)[edit]

CMT's headquarters are located in offices in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1997, both CMT and TNN were sold to Westinghouse, then-owner of CBS for a reported $1.5 billion.[11] The acquisition of the two country-themed networks, along with the formation of the ill-fated CBS Eye On People network, and two regional sports networks (the Baltimore-area Home Team Sports, now Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest Sports Channel in the Twin Cities, now Fox Sports North) formed the CBS Cable division, based in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry and a Charlotte office at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

In 1999, Viacom acquired CBS, assuming ownership of CMT and TNN and folding them into the MTV Networks stable. The resulting moves in 2000 led to the closing of the CBS Charlotte office, while Viacom changed the format of TNN, eventually renaming it The National Network and then reformatting it again as Spike. Viacom also changed the format of CMT, modeling it after sister networks MTV and VH1 to include series and movies, in addition to music videos. Over time, the number of music videos on the network had steadily decreased with the late May 2006 rebranding of digital cable network VH1 Country to CMT Pure Country, with music video programming on CMT eventually being relegated mainly to the overnight and morning hours (similar to MTV and VH1).

Despite the decrease in music videos, CMT has experienced significant ratings gains since its acquisition by MTV Networks in 1999. By 2007, the channel was available in more than 83 million homes.[12] As of 2009, the network now reaches 88 million homes.

On April 4, 2012, CMT announced its first cartoon series, Bounty Hunters, featuring the voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall who also serve as executive producers. CMT also announced that it would air Trinity 911, a 10-episode "workplace docu-comedy" that follows the police force in a small Texas town.[13] Trinity 911 was later renamed Big Texas Heat[14] and removed from the schedule after airing four episodes.

On June 10, 2016, CMT announced that they would pick up the primetime network series Nashville after ABC's cancellation of the series, and renewed the series for a fifth full season of 22 episodes; it will continue to be streamed beginning the day after an episode's first airing on Hulu.[15]

Programming[edit]

CMT's current programming consists of general entertainment programming, movies and reality shows. A significant portion of current non-music programming is not related to country music. Music videos are still shown, but are usually aired during late night/early morning hours.

Of Viacom's various mainline channels (not counting its suite of all-music digital channels), CMT currently devotes the most time to music videos, with at least six hours of the daily schedule set aside for them during the overnight and morning hours. CMT's music mix is primarily focused on mainstream hit country songs, but also includes occasional videos from crossover, Americana and alternative acts (dubbed "CMT Edge").

One of the most popular programs to be aired on CMT is the CMT Music Awards. These awards are aired live every year from Nashville, Tennessee. The show consists of awards in various categories and performances by country music artists.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country Music Television : Country Music Television - News, Videos, Artists : Online Radio, TV Shows and More". CMT. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  2. ^ Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ Wolfe, Charles; Akenson, James (2001). Country Music Annual 2001. The University Press of Kentucky. p. 8. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  4. ^ Andrew Leahey (2015-03-06). "Flashback: CMT Airs First Country Music Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  5. ^ Kingsbury, Paul; McCall, Michael; Rumble, John (2012). The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Oxford University Press. p. 94. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  6. ^ a b "Nashville Net closes CMT acquisition deal". Retrieved 2009-09-03.   – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  7. ^ a b Katz, Richard (1998-02-03). "Gaylord shutters CMT Euro". Variety. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  8. ^ "CMT launches new series". BNET. Retrieved 2009-09-03. [dead link]
  9. ^ "U.S. country TV drops Canadian videos". Toronto Star. 1995-01-10. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  10. ^ "Country music TV channels in accord". Toronto Star. 1996-03-08. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  11. ^ "CBS makes cable a 'core business;' with purchase of TNN and CMT, network doubles its cable holdings.(cable television networks)" Article from: Broadcasting & Cable: February 17, 1997 Author: Katz, Michael
  12. ^ Underwood, Ryan (2007-04-15). "If it has a screen, CMT is on it". The Tennessean. 
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 4, 2012). "CMT Picks Up Two New Series: 'Bounty Hunters,' and 'Trinity 911'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ "CMT Lines Up Big Premieres for November with Returning Favorite "Redneck Island" Along with New Series "Chainsaw Gang" and "Big Texas Heat"". The Futon Critic. October 15, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 10, 2016). "‘Nashville’ Picked Up For Season 5 By CMT With Next-Day Play on Hulu". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 

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