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This article is about the main MTV channel. For other uses, see MTV (disambiguation).
This page only shows primary logo variants.
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1981–2011 2009–present 2021 (tentative)
1981–2011 2009–present 2021 (tentative)


MTV (1981).svg
Designer:  Manhattan Design
Typography:  Unknown

When MTV was launched on August 1, 1981 in New York City, New York, it was still used until March 18, 2009, the "Music Television" caption was included underneath the logo. This logo is still used since 1990 on some cases, but without the Music Television sign since 2012.


MTV (2010).svg

Since in 2008 on the premiere of FNMTV, MTV had shown a revised and chopped down version of its original 1981 logo during most of its on-air programming. This became MTV's official logo on March 18, 2009, when it first debuted on MTV's website. The "Music Television" tagline was eliminated to reflect the network's dramatic decrease in music-related programming, although it started to shift its focus back to music in April 2016. This has also cut off the excess right of the letter "V", and the bottom of the "M".

2021 (tentative)


A new logo has been creeping around MTV's official social points as of recent, shedding off the 3D effect the previous logo had (similar to the VMA variant), and containing a slightly redrawn version of the "TV" lettering, and a slightly modified version of the "M". Not much is known about this new logo yet, but it should be expected to become a full-time official logo very soon, especially with the MTV Entertainment Group logo containing the logo.

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