MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Launched on August 1, 1981, In its early years, MTV's main target demographic was young adults, but today it is primarily towards teenagers, particularly high school and college students.
MTV has toned down its music video programming significantly in recent years, and its programming now consists mainly of original reality, comedy and drama programming and some off-network syndicated programs and films, with limited music video programming in off-peak time periods.
It has received criticism towards this change of focus, both by certain segments of its audience and musicians.
I’ve found that even those who consider themselves to be liberal-minded and absolutely-not-racist can be highly defensive about their right to express feelings like “I only fancy white girls” or “I’m not into black guys”.
It’s not racist, they insist, it’s just their preference and nothing can be done about it.
The programme broadcast a social experiment intended to highlight how race might be affecting the ways in which the British populace select prospective partners.
When watching the show, I was surprised, as I often am in real life, by the confidence, assurance and total lack of shame with which people profess their racial “type”.
It’s also led to several marriage proposals, a baby and a hotel-based spinoff.
That’s why NBC’s First Dates appears to have wandered in from a bygone age. is actually playing catch-up when it comes to the First Dates concept.
Far from manipulating its participants and situations to increasingly ridiculous extremes, the Ellen De Generes-produced show simply pairs two strangers up, films every minute of their squirm-inducing/sparks-flying dinner table conversation at MK, a cozy Chicago restaurant, and then asks them whether they want their first date to lead to a second. The brainchild of Twenty Twenty Productions (the team behind life-fixing reality show Brat Camp and life-affirming BAFTA winner The Choir), the original version first hit British screens in 2013.
On series such as The Dating Game, three potential suitors remained behind a screen while another singleton chose a winner based on his or her talent for answering banal questions in double entendres.
They were then sent on a cheap romantic getaway, all within the space of a single half-hour episode.