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MTV is on the hunt for a guest ‘VGay’ to join Courtney Act on the pop up channel MTV Pride, during a week-long celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

“I’m on the hunt to find MTV’s next sparkling VGay, someone who’d like to come on air and have a ball with me hosting a countdown of all their favourite songs for MTV Pride. I can’t wait to see all your fabulous entries!” said Courtney.

To enter, potential VGays must send a 30 second video in the form of a Wetransfer link or YouTube video to courtneyact@mtv.com stating why they want to join Courtney in hosting MTV Pride.

The successful VGay will win return flights to Sydney and two nights accommodation in addition to hosting an on air music countdown with Courtney Act on MTV Pride. For more information, terms and conditions head to MTV.com.au/pride.

To take the weeklong celebration to the next level, MTV Pride have partnered with the LGBTI Awards.

The aim of the LGBTI Awards is to help Australia effect change on LGBTI Equality Laws, which currently lag behind many other developed nations when it comes to these key areas of human rights. The LGBTI Awards showcase and celebrate the best Australian LGBT talent both in the celebrity and corporate world with a diverse range of categories.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will take over the city of Sydney, capturing the imagination of Australia’s LGBTQI community and people everywhere, from the 17th February to the 5th March, concluding with the world famous parade which guarantees a colourful and dazzling night of pride, celebration and self-expression. Tune in to the MTV Pride, from Saturday, 25th February to join MTV as they celebrate this momentous occasion.

Entries close Friday 10th February.

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MTV Classic is coming back.
Exclusive to Fetch TV

MTV Classic showcases the artists and hits that have been part of the music landscape since the network’s inception in 1981. The 24-hour music channel will feature a nonstop and commercial-free music programming mix of rock, R&B anthems, classic power ballads and retro pop from some of the world’s greatest superstars including Madonna, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Spice Girls, Queen, U2, Whitney Houston, Prince and more.

“Artists from the 80s through to the 00s appeal to a range of audiences both young and old, and we’re listening to the fans and are bringing MTV Classic back to Fetch TV,” said Simon Bates, vice president, head of MTV Asia Pacific.

“Whether it’s Nirvana, Destiny’s Child, The Cure or Britney Spears, MTV Classic is the home for music legends that shaped pop culture via their music videos.”

Scott Lorson, CEO, Fetch TV, added:

“Fetch is thrilled to be working with MTV to bring back the much-loved MTV Classic to our platform. The launch cements the strong relationship between Fetch TV and Viacom, and increases the number of Viacom channels we carry to eight.”

MTV Classic will be available on Fetch TV channel 140.

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Corrimal man Adam Larkham aka Crystal Queer has landed a coveted MTV co-hosting gig for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations next month.

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MTV bringing SCA’s RnB Fridays to TV

MTV has partnered with The Hit Network to televise the latter’s popular format, RnB Fridays.

Beginning March 31, MTV Dance will air non-stop RnB music videos from 8am to midnight (AEDT) every Friday, featuring RnB anthems from the early 90s to the hits of today.

International music artist and label owner Mario hosted a Facebook event this morning to announce the RnB Fridays partnership and answered questions from fans about his new single “Let Me Help You” ahead of his Australian tour. The two-time Grammy nominee will be launching the partnership by taking over RnB Fridays on March 31. He will be playing his favourite tracks, as well as his hits “Let Me Love You” and “How Do I Breathe” and new single “Let Me Help You”.

Reflecting the playlist that made RnB Fridays a radio success on the Hit Network, RnB artists such as TLC, Nelly, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Usher will be showcased along the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kanye during the 16-hour weekly co-branded programming block. Through multiplatform, cross company promotions, on-air, online and through social platforms, listeners and viewers will have more access to the artists they love.

RnB Fridays quickly became the most-listened to day on air across the Hit Network’s 43 stations nationwide following its launch in 2015. With its radio success, the popularity of the RnB Fridays albums and the sold out inaugural RnB Fridays Live concerts in late 2016, the partnership between The Hit Network and MTV will deepen this weekly cult fixation and bring the artists to life through their music videos.

“RnB Fridays has been a massive success since it hit the airwaves in 2015 and Australia just can’t get enough of it,” said Simon Bates, Vice President and head of MTV Asia Pacific. “We are super excited to partner with Southern Cross Austereo and its Hit Network to bring this music phenomenon to MTV Dance every Friday.”

“We love that so many Australians have embraced RNB Fridays – turning up Blackstreet ‘No Diggity’ and Ginuwine ‘Pony’ is a must for all in the Hit office!” said Gemma Fordham, head of content for The Hit Network. “RnB Fridays has become a phenomenon for us and we are really thrilled to welcome MTV into the RnB Fridays family.”

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MTV Australia is bringing music and food back to Stuart Park on Saturday November 18 to ring in the start of summer.

Now in its third year, MTV Beats & Eats will return to Wollongong after the success of last year’s event which saw thousands of people chew their way through offerings from some of Australia’s hottest foodies and dance to beats by Savage, PACES, Tigerlily and a headlining set by international superstar DJ Steve Aoki.

No artists details have been released yet for the 2017 event.

Early Bird tickets go on sale today Tuesday 15 August at a special price of $30 + booking fee.

The theme for this year’s festival is Space Fantasy – with festival goers encouraged to come dressed in whatever they think works with the theme, from unicorns to astronauts, aliens to space cowboys. A $2,000 prize is on the line for the best-dressed festival goer with $1,000 and $500 respectively for second and third place.

Additionally, MTV Australia will donate $1 from every ticket sold to headspace – the National Youth Mental Health Foundation dedicated to providing mental health services to 12- to 25-year-olds.

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Foxtel and MTV Australia Launch
On Demand Geordie Shore Spin Off

ALL NEW SHORTFORM SERIES GOLDIE SHORE: RADGIES TO RICHES
SEVEN DAY EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH ON FOXTEL ON DEMAND FROM AUGUST 1

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Foxtel and MTV Australia today announced a brand new spin off shortform series, Goldie Shore: Radgies to Riches featuring the four gregarious Aussie housemates who made a splash on the international reality sensation Geordie Shore.

Available to stream on Foxtel on demand for a seven day exclusive before launching on MTV, the local content initiative Goldie Shore: Radgies to Riches is the story of what happens next for Goldies – Dee Nguyen, Nick Murdoch, Alex Macpherson and Chrysten Zenoni after last night’s season 17 finale.

The eight-episode series follows The Goldies’ journey on Geordie Shore, with highlights from every party, press opportunity and red carpet in their quest to find fame and fortune. From A-List events, to exclusive photo shoots, an epic press tour and a run in with Kyle Sandilands, we join the The Goldies as they get a taste of what it really means to be a star.

Stephen Baldwin, Director of Foxtel Networks & On Demand said, “Foxtel is excited to deliver this exclusive streaming content for fans of the reality show juggernaught, giving an extra special behind the scenes journey off the back of the local Aussie presence in the cast. Available only On Demand, this content play is one of many evolutions to the way we offer viewing and experiences to our subscribers.”

Simon Bates, VP Head of MTV APAC said, “Moving into its 18th season, the Geordie Shore phenomenon has well and truly captured Australian fans. We wanted to give Australian audiences even more insight into the Australian cast and their journey as Goldies. Radgies to Riches will give viewers full fly-on-the-wall access to see the perks and the perils of being a reality television star and will be filled with the ups and downs newfound fame brings to Dee, Nick, Alex and Chrysten.”

We came to know them on Geordie Shore Down Under but that was just the beginning for The Goldies, as fans now have the chance to know them more intimately on MTV Australia’s Goldie Shore: Radgies to Richies.

Goldie Shore: Radgies to Riches premieres August 1, streaming exclusively On Demand on Foxtel and available on MTV from August 8. Content is available to Foxtel subscribers via internet connected set top boxes and the Foxtel App.

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