MTV Base (DStv channel 320) is a 24-hour English language music television channel reaching 48.5 million African viewers in 10.5 million households in 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. MTV base is available across Africa on satellite (pay-TV) on DStv and GTV (pan-Africa) and on terrestrial television on partner stations TV3 (Ghana), NTV (Kenya), Silverbird TV (Nigeria), Hi TV (Nigeria) and NTV (Uganda).
Targeted at African youth, MTV base is MTV’s first bespoke channel for the African market and features the continent’s broadest mix of contemporary artists and music genres. Launched on 22 February 2005, MTV base combines African and international music genres relevant to young African viewers, including R&B, dancehall, hip-hop, kwaito, hip life, reggae, zouk, mbalax and Afrobeat. It celebrates the cultural vibrancy and creativity of African music and artists.
MTV Networks Africa operates through MTV Networks Europe, a partnership between MTV Networks Europe Inc and Viacom Networks Europe Inc.