CMT (American TV channel)

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Country Music Television (CMT) is an American pay TV network owned by Paramount Media Networks, a division of Paramount Global. Launched on March 5, 1983, as Country Music Television, CMT was the first nationally available channel devoted to country music and country music videos, with its programming also including concerts, specials, and biographies of country music stars. Over time, the network's programming expanded to incorporate original lifestyle/reality programming, and sitcoms geared toward blue collar audiences.

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Country Music Television
CMT logo
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersNew York City
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerParamount Media Networks
ParentMTV Entertainment Group
Sister channels
LaunchedMarch 5, 1983; 40 years ago (1983-03-05)
Former namesCMTV (1983) [1]
Streaming media
Service(s)DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Vidgo TV, Hulu with Live TV

As of January 2018, approximately 92 million U.S. homes [2] (or 76.9% of the Nielsen-estimated 119.2 million television households [3]) receive CMT. The channel's headquarters are located in One Astor Plaza in New York City, and has additional offices in Nashville, Tennessee.