VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American basic cable television network based in New York City. It was created by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and the original owner of MTV, and launched on January 1, 1985, in the former space of Turner Broadcasting System's short-lived Cable Music Channel. The channel is owned by Paramount Global (formerly Viacom and ViacomCBS). The channel was originally conceived to build upon the success of then-sister channel MTV by playing music videos targeting a slightly older demographic and focusing on the lighter, softer side of popular music. Like MTV, VH1 ultimately drifted away from music videos and into reality television programming, albeit with a focus on music personalities and celebrities, and shows targeting African American audiences. VH1 is best known for franchises such as Behind the Music, the I Love… series, the Celebreality block, Love & Hip Hop, and RuPaul's Drag Race. As of July 2023, approximately 90.2 million US households received VH1.


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