“ MTV Extra was a music channel by MTV. Later the channel was closed and replaced by MTV Hits. „
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Regionalization of MTV was a real disappointment for me. The advent of MTV UK and Ireland meant that the variety of music played was significantly reduced. Feel the same? Well now you have MTV Extra - although not a patch on MTV Europe that we used to have in the good old days, this channel offers much more variety than MTV. Aimed at the pop music listeners, this channel is constant music (except for ad breaks) so no annoying VJ's who want to share their opinion on music with you at every opportunity. Sure, everyone is entitled to their opinion on music but the new generation of VJ's seem to think that everyone shold think like they do - there's no shame in liking Steps or Westlife, but watch MTV and you'll be belittled and made to feel silly. Dance music by night and pop by day, MTV Extra offers a good mix of old, new, chart and European pop music (who else would have shown the insane - Squeeze Toy by Boomtang Boys? They make Aqua look grown up!) MTV Extra has something for everyone, guitar bands, pop and RnB so next time you want to watch music on TV give channel 441 a whirl, you won't be disappointed.
MTV Extra is MTV’s second channel but unlike MTV it shows music videos non-stop apart from the occasional ad break. It has 2 main programs, which are PURE MUSIC by day and DANCE by night. During each of these there are no presenters just music. PURE MUSIC shows all styles of music but quite often you will find 2 or 3 songs of the same type of music together which is good if you like just one kind of music. MTV Extra is available on Sky Digital as a standard channel.
When I upgraded my Sky package to digital I had doubts whether the extra Music channels were actually needed. But now I listen to MTV Extra more than MTV itself. I think that its better due to the range of music played whereas on channels like MTV Base they just play a certain type of music (usually Drum 'n' Bass or R 'n' B) MTV Extra still has the ridiculous amount of adverts that all Sky Channels have but you can't complain really. MTV Extra is my favourite music channel which is pretty good going considering the competition like Kiss, The Box and MTV!
MTV extra is the channel you get on Sky digital until recently it was a complete waste of time. It has a dramatic change and in my opinion is now a much better channel than MTV. Throughout the day and the evening you now get Mtv Pure Music and it is just that all the latest hits till around 11Pm and the it usually goes to MTV Dance. I have noticed that some videos tend to be shown quite a lot on this channel Steps for one. I like steps so this suits me just fine. The music ranges from Steps to Oasis. If you get the chance check out this channel its on 441 on Sky digital.