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How to Submit Your Video to MTV and Others

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 Have you ever wondered how to get your video on TV? Well, here’s the information to get you started!

I hope this helps you!


Video Submission Information
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 These are the networks that your videos could appear on!

Video Networks

MTV Networks

All MTV/Vh1 outlets below are included when submitting video to MTV Networks.

MTV is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. MTV has had a profound impact on the music industry and popular culture around the globe.

MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available on digital cable and satellite television. The original purpose of the channel was to give music fans a place to see constant, commercial-free music videos. Today, MTV2 airs a selection of music videos, other music-related specials, and non-music shows focused on youth culture and pop culture. These shows are aimed at viewers in their teens and early 20s.

MTV Jams
MTV Jams is available exclusively on digital cable and runs on an automated eight hour wheel schedule which repeats three times a day, starting at 6am Eastern, and then resetting at 2pm and 10pm. Promotional advertising, other interstitial programming and some events are also carried on the network, along with various theme programming to promote album releases or other happenings in the music world.

VH1 original purpose was to build on the success of MTV by playing music videos, but targeting a slightly older demographic than its sister channel, focusing on the lighter, softer side of popular music. While VH1 still occasionally plays music videos and the Top 20 Video Countdown, its more recent claim to fame has been in the area of music-related reality programming.

VH1 Soul
VH1Soul showcases R&B, funk, soul, and Motown music from past and present decades. Presently, a modest selection of R&B hits from the past ten years, as well as several 80’s and early 90’s hip-hop videos, can be seen on VH1 Soul. Several of the more R&B-influenced, more socially conscious modern-day rappers and their newest videos can also be regularly seen. However, shows focus on different types of music videos. The Channel today features a non-stop blend of all music videos new and old across all theme blocks.


MTVU is a 24-hour television channel that is available on more than 750 college and university campuses across the United States, as well as several digital cable packages. It gives advertisers and music promotion companies access to college-age viewers. The music played on the station is primarily indie rock, pop punk and hip-hop.


Tr3s is a cable, satellite and over-the-air network. It is rooted in the fusion of Latin America and American music, cultures, and languages, bringing the biggest names in pop, urban, and rock music. Tr3s includes lifestyle series, customized music video playlists, news documentaries that celebrate Latino culture, music and artists, and English-subtitled programming in Spanish imported from the MTV España and MTV Latin America channels. The channel is targeted toward bilingual Latinos and non-Latino Americans aged 12 to 34.

Fierce TV

Launched in June 2005, the channel’s programs are geared towards the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The advertiser-supported channel struck carriage deals prior to its launch date with DirecTV, Charter Communications, Adelphia, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable of New York City, and RCN.

Music Choice

Music Choice programs dozens of audio music channels for digital and cable subscribers, and produces music-related content for on-demand customers with access to Music Choice On-Demand. Music Choice also offers video and audio music programming for cell phone customers through Sprint, Nextel and AT&T Wireless Services.


BET is now viewed in more than 90 million homes worldwide and it is the most prominent television network targeting young Black-American audiences. It is the leading provider of African-American cultural and entertainment based programming. Most programming of the network comprises mainstream rap and R&B music videos and urban-oriented movies and series.

CMT is an American country music-oriented cable television network. Programming includes music videos, taped concerts, movies, biographies of country music stars, game shows, and reality programs.

Great American Country (or GAC), is a Nashville, Tennessee-based country music cable television network.

Fuse is an American national television network dedicated exclusively to music. It features original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks. Fuse accommodates a range of musical tastes, while targeting a demographic between 18-34 year-olds. It offers music entertainment not only on-air but also on-line, on-demand, in high-definition and via mobile.

Telemundo is an American television network that broadcasts in Spanish. The network is the second-largest Spanish-language content producer in the world, and the second-largest Spanish-language network in the United States, behind Univision.

Canadian Television Broadcast Networks

MTV Canada is a Canadian (English language) channel devoted to music, talk, lifestyle and documentary programming.

MuchMusic, now a sister channel of the Canadian MTV channel, was originally launched in 1984. It features a range of music-related programming focused on youth culture and pop culture. Also part of the MuchMusic network is MuchMore, a channel devoted to music, music-related programming and pop culture, with its music programming focusing more on adult contemporary music, classic rock, and lighter music than its sister station, MuchMusic. Its programming consists of music videos, films, concerts, reality TV and pop culture shows, including a number of titles licensed from the American channel VH1.

MusiquePlus is a Canadian (French language) channel devoted to music and music related programming from various genres including pop, rock, R&B and focuses on a younger demographic than its sister station, MusiMax. It is the French language equal to MuchMusic. Within Quebec, the channel has mandatory cable carriage rights.

CMT Canada is a Canadian (English language) channel which airs country music and family-orientated general entertainment programs in the form of music videos, award shows, concerts, sitcoms and more.

AUX is a Canadian (English language) channel and corresponding website owned and operated by Glassbox Television. Aux is programmed to offer music video and music-related programs profiling new and emerging artists in alternative, hip hop, indie rock, indie pop and other genres.

bpm:tv (beats per minute television) is a Canadian (English language) specialty channel owned by Stornoway Communications. bpm:tv’s programming is devoted to dance, club lifestyle and dance music- electronica, house, techno, eurodance, trance.

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2 thoughts on “How to Submit Your Video to MTV and Others

  1. I use to work at DMDS and could honestly say they are one, if not the best indie music promotion companies out there. With just a few simple clicks, artists could upload there videos and singles to giant companies like MTV and BET. If your trying to make a name for yourself, this is the way to go. Check them out, or you could personally email me at


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