MTVN HD expands to Switzerland

Jörn Krieger

MTV Networks is taking its high definition channel MTV Networks High Definition (MTVN HD) to Switzerland, where the channel will be available from July 15 on cable network group QuickLine.

“With MTVN HD’s razor sharp images and perfect sound quality we are taking viewers directly to the concert stage,” said Roger Elsener, managing director of MTV Networks Schweiz. “We are pleased that with the innovative cable group QuickLine we have found the first strong partner in Switzerland for the distribution of our high definition channel.”

MTVN HD screens concerts and events such as MTV Unplugged, MTV World Stage and VH1 Storytellers, awards ceremonies like the MTV Video Music Awards or the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as coverage of international music festivals such as the Roskilde Festival and the Oxegen Festival. On weekends a Nickelodeon window with cartoon series is shown, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar and Jimmy Neutron.

In neighbouring Germany the channel is available on Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV platform T-Home Entertain. Distribution in Austria is also planned.