CMT (Country Music Television)

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Published on February 1, 2019 / Category: United States (USA)

CMT, originally launched as CMTV, is an American pay television channel that is owned by Viacom. Its name is an initialism for “Country Music Television”, which has since been de-emphasized. It was the first nationally available 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, off-network syndicated shows, and theatrically-released movies.

As of January 2018, approximately 92 million U.S. homes (or 76.9% of the Nielsen-estimated 119.2 million television households) receive CMT. The channel has offices in New York City and Nashville.