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Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with [[UsefulNotes/TedTurner Turner Broadcasting]]'s [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.

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Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH1 [=VH1=] was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with [[UsefulNotes/TedTurner Turner Broadcasting]]'s [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH1 [=VH1=] signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH1 [=VH1=] became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.



At the TurnOfTheMillennium the channel's focus turned to general pop culture, In particular, the ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love the...]]'' series was extremely popular, covering the [[TheEighties 1980s]] thrice, and the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], the 1990s, and [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] twice! From this success, the channel started to focus on pop culture-related reality shows. Unlike MTV's focus on teen culture, VH1 focuses on washed-up celebrities, giving such figures as Wrestling/HulkHogan, Danny Bonaduce, [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]], and Christopher Knight a second swing at stardom. It usually works... the season finale of ''Series/FlavorOfLove'', Flavor Flav's show, attracted 6 million viewers.

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At the TurnOfTheMillennium the channel's focus turned to general pop culture, In particular, the ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love the...]]'' series was extremely popular, covering the [[TheEighties 1980s]] thrice, and the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], the 1990s, and [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] twice! From this success, the channel started to focus on pop culture-related reality shows. Unlike MTV's focus on teen culture, VH1 [=VH1=] focuses on washed-up celebrities, giving such figures as Wrestling/HulkHogan, Danny Bonaduce, [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]], and Christopher Knight a second swing at stardom. It usually works... the season finale of ''Series/FlavorOfLove'', Flavor Flav's show, attracted 6 million viewers.



* VH1 Country -- Now known as Creator/{{CMT}} Music (formally CMT Pure Country), which primarily focuses on videos, as does...
* VH1 Soul -- Now known as BET Soul, Specializes in soul and R&B videos from TheEighties onward.
* VH1 Mega Hits -- A defunct channel which mainly ran the format VH1 had at the beginning, acting as a 24/7 video network playing '80's, '90's and current music. Ratings were never compelling, so Viacom closed down the channel in the summer of 2005 and used their satellite space to launch Creator/{{LOGO}}.
* VH1 Classic -- Its format was similar to its parent channel's lineup in the second half of TheNineties -- daytime music video blocks featuring videos from TheSeventies through TheNineties, reruns of their various documentary shows (''Behind the Music'' even gets some of its episodes updated as ''Behind the Music Remastered''), lots of vintage concerts and (usually) music-themed movies, plus a few comedy reruns (''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' is their favorite) in non-prime time hours. It also has a growing lineup of original shows and specials, primarily focused on HardRock and HeavyMetal. Tellingly, they were the one channel in the [=MTV=] family to acknowledge the parent channel's 30th anniversary in 2011 by programming a whole weekend of classic segments and promos. History would repeat itself five years later when the network announced it would be retooled into "[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-launches-classic-channel-dedicated-to-1990s-w431416 MTV Classic]]" starting August 1, 2016, with its lineup consisting mainly of programming from the 1990s to the early 2000s.

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* VH1 [=VH1=] Country -- Now known as Creator/{{CMT}} Music (formally CMT Pure Country), which primarily focuses on videos, as does...
* VH1 [=VH1=] Soul -- Now known as BET Soul, Specializes in soul and R&B videos from TheEighties onward.
* VH1 [=VH1=] Mega Hits -- A defunct channel which mainly ran the format VH1 [=VH1=] had at the beginning, acting as a 24/7 video network playing '80's, '90's and current music. Ratings were never compelling, so Viacom closed down the channel in the summer of 2005 and used their satellite space to launch Creator/{{LOGO}}.
* VH1 [=VH1=] Classic -- Its format was similar to its parent channel's lineup in the second half of TheNineties -- daytime music video blocks featuring videos from TheSeventies through TheNineties, reruns of their various documentary shows (''Behind the Music'' even gets some of its episodes updated as ''Behind the Music Remastered''), lots of vintage concerts and (usually) music-themed movies, plus a few comedy reruns (''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' is their favorite) in non-prime time hours. It also has a growing lineup of original shows and specials, primarily focused on HardRock and HeavyMetal. Tellingly, they were the one channel in the [=MTV=] family to acknowledge the parent channel's 30th anniversary in 2011 by programming a whole weekend of classic segments and promos. History would repeat itself five years later when the network announced it would be retooled into "[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-launches-classic-channel-dedicated-to-1990s-w431416 MTV Classic]]" starting August 1, 2016, with its lineup consisting mainly of programming from the 1990s to the early 2000s.


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Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with [[UsefulNotes/TedTurner Turner Broadcasting]]'s [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.

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Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 VH1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with [[UsefulNotes/TedTurner Turner Broadcasting]]'s [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 VH1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 VH1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.



At the TurnOfTheMillennium the channel's focus turned to general pop culture, In particular, the ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love the...]]'' series was extremely popular, covering the [[TheEighties 1980s]] thrice, and the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], the 1990s, and [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] twice! From this success, the channel started to focus on pop culture-related reality shows. Unlike MTV's focus on teen culture, VH-1 focuses on washed-up celebrities, giving such figures as Wrestling/HulkHogan, Danny Bonaduce, [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]], and Christopher Knight a second swing at stardom. It usually works... the season finale of ''Series/FlavorOfLove'', Flavor Flav's show, attracted 6 million viewers.

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At the TurnOfTheMillennium the channel's focus turned to general pop culture, In particular, the ''[[ILoveTheExties I Love the...]]'' series was extremely popular, covering the [[TheEighties 1980s]] thrice, and the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], the 1990s, and [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]] twice! From this success, the channel started to focus on pop culture-related reality shows. Unlike MTV's focus on teen culture, VH-1 VH1 focuses on washed-up celebrities, giving such figures as Wrestling/HulkHogan, Danny Bonaduce, [[Music/PublicEnemy Flavor Flav]], and Christopher Knight a second swing at stardom. It usually works... the season finale of ''Series/FlavorOfLove'', Flavor Flav's show, attracted 6 million viewers.



* VH-1 Country -- Now known as Creator/{{CMT}} Music (formally CMT Pure Country), which primarily focuses on videos, as does...
* VH-1 Soul -- Now known as BET Soul, Specializes in soul and R&B videos from TheEighties onward.
* VH-1 Mega Hits -- A defunct channel which mainly ran the format VH-1 had at the beginning, acting as a 24/7 video network playing '80's, '90's and current music. Ratings were never compelling, so Viacom closed down the channel in the summer of 2005 and used their satellite space to launch Creator/{{LOGO}}.
* VH-1 Classic -- Its format was similar to its parent channel's lineup in the second half of TheNineties -- daytime music video blocks featuring videos from TheSeventies through TheNineties, reruns of their various documentary shows (''Behind the Music'' even gets some of its episodes updated as ''Behind the Music Remastered''), lots of vintage concerts and (usually) music-themed movies, plus a few comedy reruns (''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' is their favorite) in non-prime time hours. It also has a growing lineup of original shows and specials, primarily focused on HardRock and HeavyMetal. Tellingly, they were the one channel in the [=MTV=] family to acknowledge the parent channel's 30th anniversary in 2011 by programming a whole weekend of classic segments and promos. History would repeat itself five years later when the network announced it would be retooled into "[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-launches-classic-channel-dedicated-to-1990s-w431416 MTV Classic]]" starting August 1, 2016, with its lineup consisting mainly of programming from the 1990s to the early 2000s.

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* VH-1 VH1 Country -- Now known as Creator/{{CMT}} Music (formally CMT Pure Country), which primarily focuses on videos, as does...
* VH-1 VH1 Soul -- Now known as BET Soul, Specializes in soul and R&B videos from TheEighties onward.
* VH-1 VH1 Mega Hits -- A defunct channel which mainly ran the format VH-1 VH1 had at the beginning, acting as a 24/7 video network playing '80's, '90's and current music. Ratings were never compelling, so Viacom closed down the channel in the summer of 2005 and used their satellite space to launch Creator/{{LOGO}}.
* VH-1 VH1 Classic -- Its format was similar to its parent channel's lineup in the second half of TheNineties -- daytime music video blocks featuring videos from TheSeventies through TheNineties, reruns of their various documentary shows (''Behind the Music'' even gets some of its episodes updated as ''Behind the Music Remastered''), lots of vintage concerts and (usually) music-themed movies, plus a few comedy reruns (''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' is their favorite) in non-prime time hours. It also has a growing lineup of original shows and specials, primarily focused on HardRock and HeavyMetal. Tellingly, they were the one channel in the [=MTV=] family to acknowledge the parent channel's 30th anniversary in 2011 by programming a whole weekend of classic segments and promos. History would repeat itself five years later when the network announced it would be retooled into "[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-launches-classic-channel-dedicated-to-1990s-w431416 MTV Classic]]" starting August 1, 2016, with its lineup consisting mainly of programming from the 1990s to the early 2000s.


Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with Turner Broadcasting's [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.

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Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with [[UsefulNotes/TedTurner Turner Broadcasting's Broadcasting]]'s [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.


Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. So much so that, even though [=VH1=] is not one of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/{{Paramount}}), it is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan. Scripted dramas ''Hit the Floor'' and ''The Breaks'' were [[ChannelHop shuffled over]] to BET, while Creator/{{LOGO}} reality competition series ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' had it's premieres moved to [=VH1=].

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Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. So much so that, even though [=VH1=] is not one of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/{{Paramount}}), it is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan. Scripted While scripted dramas ''Hit the Floor'' and ''The Breaks'' were [[ChannelHop shuffled over]] to BET, while Creator/{{LOGO}} Creator/{{LOGO}}'s reality competition series ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' series, ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', had it's its premieres moved to [=VH1=].


Video Hits One. The sister channel to Creator/{{MTV}}, launched in 1985 and also owned by Viacom.

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Video Hits One. The sister channel to Creator/{{MTV}}, launched in 1985 and also owned by Viacom.
Creator/{{Viacom}}.


Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. Despite not being a part of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/{{Paramount}}), the channel is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan, as Creator/{{LOGO}} series ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' had it's premieres moved to [=VH1=] to get a wider audience.

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Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. Despite So much so that, even though [=VH1=] is not being a part one of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/{{Paramount}}), the channel it is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan, as plan. Scripted dramas ''Hit the Floor'' and ''The Breaks'' were [[ChannelHop shuffled over]] to BET, while Creator/{{LOGO}} reality competition series ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' had it's premieres moved to [=VH1=] to get a wider audience.
[=VH1=].


Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with Turner Broadcasting's [[ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.

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Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with Turner Broadcasting's [[ https://en.[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.


Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with Turner Broadcasting's [ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.

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Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with Turner Broadcasting's [ [[ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.


Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with Turner Broadcasting's Cable Music Channel (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.

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Whereas MTV was focusing on the teenagers and young adults, VH-1 was initially its older-skewing counterpart and came into being primarily to compete with Turner Broadcasting's [ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_Music_Channel Cable Music Channel Channel]] (which shut down before VH-1 signed on, and wound up being replaced with it). Thus, VH-1 became the home of adult contemporary artists like Music/KennyG, Music/MariahCarey, Anita Baker, et cetera, playing their videos on infinite loop, which had all of the appeal of your average Lite FM station.


Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. Despite not being a part of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/{{Paramount}}), the channel is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan which brought Creator/{{LOGO}} series Series/RuPaulsDragRace to the channel for a wider audience.

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Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. Despite not being a part of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/{{Paramount}}), the channel is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan which brought plan, as Creator/{{LOGO}} series Series/RuPaulsDragRace ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' had it's premieres moved to the channel for [=VH1=] to get a wider audience.


VH-1 has launched four spinoff channels to date.

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VH-1 has launched four spinoff [=VH1=] used to have a suite of channels, but those channels to date.eventually ended up under new management and renamed:



* VH-1 Soul -- Now known as Creator/{{BET}} Soul, Specializes in soul and R&B videos from TheEighties onward.

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* VH-1 Soul -- Now known as Creator/{{BET}} BET Soul, Specializes in soul and R&B videos from TheEighties onward.



* VH-1 Classic -- Its format is similar to its parent channel's lineup in the second half of TheNineties -- daytime music video blocks featuring videos from TheSeventies through TheNineties, reruns of their various documentary shows (''Behind the Music'' even gets some of its episodes updated as ''Behind the Music Remastered''), lots of vintage concerts and (usually) music-themed movies, plus a few comedy reruns (''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' is their favorite) in non-prime time hours. It also has a growing lineup of original shows and specials, primarily focused on HardRock and HeavyMetal. Tellingly, they were the one channel in the [=MTV=] family to acknowledge the parent channel's 30th anniversary in 2011 by programming a whole weekend of classic segments and promos. History would repeat itself five years later when the network announced it would be retooled into "[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-launches-classic-channel-dedicated-to-1990s-w431416 MTV Classic]]" starting August 1, 2016, with its lineup consisting mainly of programming from the 1990s to the early 2000s.

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* VH-1 Classic -- Its format is was similar to its parent channel's lineup in the second half of TheNineties -- daytime music video blocks featuring videos from TheSeventies through TheNineties, reruns of their various documentary shows (''Behind the Music'' even gets some of its episodes updated as ''Behind the Music Remastered''), lots of vintage concerts and (usually) music-themed movies, plus a few comedy reruns (''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' is their favorite) in non-prime time hours. It also has a growing lineup of original shows and specials, primarily focused on HardRock and HeavyMetal. Tellingly, they were the one channel in the [=MTV=] family to acknowledge the parent channel's 30th anniversary in 2011 by programming a whole weekend of classic segments and promos. History would repeat itself five years later when the network announced it would be retooled into "[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-launches-classic-channel-dedicated-to-1990s-w431416 MTV Classic]]" starting August 1, 2016, with its lineup consisting mainly of programming from the 1990s to the early 2000s.
2000s.


Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. Despite not being a part of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/{{Paramount}}), the channel is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan as which brought Creator/{{LOGO}} series Series/RuPaulsDragRace to the channel for a wider audience.

to:

Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. Despite not being a part of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/{{Paramount}}), the channel is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan as which brought Creator/{{LOGO}} series Series/RuPaulsDragRace to the channel for a wider audience.


Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. Despite not being a part of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickeldeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/Paramount), the channel is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan as which brought Creator/{{LOGO}} series Series/RuPaulsDragRace to the channel for a wider audience.

to:

Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular. Despite not being a part of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickeldeon}}, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/Paramount), Creator/{{Paramount}}), the channel is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan as which brought Creator/{{LOGO}} series Series/RuPaulsDragRace to the channel for a wider audience.


Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular.

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Like MTV, [=VH1=] is not what it once was but it's still popular.
popular. Despite not being a part of Viacom's six core brands (MTV, Creator/{{Nickeldeon}}, Creator/NickJr, Creator/{{BET}}, Creator/ComedyCentral, and Creator/Paramount), the channel is still a part of their 2017 restructuring plan as which brought Creator/{{LOGO}} series Series/RuPaulsDragRace to the channel for a wider audience.


* VH-1 Country -- Now known as Creator/{{CMT}} Pure Country, it primarily focuses on videos, as does...

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* VH-1 Country -- Now known as Creator/{{CMT}} Music (formally CMT Pure Country, it Country), which primarily focuses on videos, as does...

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