Palladia (formerly MHD)
Launched January 16, 2006 (as MHD)
September 1, 2008 (as Palladia)
Owned by MTV Networks (Viacom)
Picture format 1080i
Slogan Epic. Awesome. Music.
Headquarters New York City
DirecTV Channel 567
Dish Network Channel 369
Available on some cable systems Check Local Listings for channels
U-verse Channel 1505
Verizon FiOs Channel 711

Palladia (formerly MHD) is a 1080i high definition music television network that shows music-related content from its owner, MTV Networks, a division of Viacom. The network broadcasts music programming from MTV, VH1, and CMT.


In the Winter of 2005, the five person crew of F. Stone Roberts (Director/Producer ) Agent Ogden (Editor/Post Supervisor), Colin Oberschmidt (Director of Photography), Sonia Taylor (Production Assistant) and George Oliphant (VJ), took residence in Vail, CO to launch the channel. Producing live concerts and a one hour weekly music show, called Uncompressed, from a look alike ski lodge built inside the Eagle's Nest at the top of Vail Mountain at 10,350 ft.

The channel's original executive producer was Morgan Hertzan, who was part of the MTVu team.

Olympic bump skier, pro football player, Jeremy Bloom was a guest VJ during the original run in Vail.

Original concerts produced at Vail Resorts included: James Blunt, Jamie Cullum, Yellowcard, Train, P.O.D, Hoobastank, Goo Goo Dolls, Gary Allan, The Fray, Death Cab For Cutie and Mat Kearney.

The network first aired on January 16, 2006 with limited distribution. In the beginning only Verizon's FiOS TV carried the channel. Within two months Cox Communications had started carrying Palladia (then known as MHD) in New Orleans, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix. Around the same time Comcast started carrying the station in the Boston and Atlanta markets. The former slogan was "MHD: the best music you've ever heard".

In June 2006, Cox Communications added the Fairfax market, where the company competes with FiOS TV. Charter followed suit in St. Louis on July 18, 2006, adding their Northern Midwest systems in early November. Time Warner Cable began carrying the channel in some regions in late December 2006. In 2007 Service Electric Cable Television began to carry the channel for those in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. On October 4, 2007, DirecTV began carrying the network nationwide. Initially, Mitsubishi Electric Digital Televisions was the exclusive sponsor of Palladia and continues to partially sponsor them. Currently, some cable systems carry the station.

The network had been branded Music: High Definition (MHD) until the name was changed to Palladia on September 1, 2008.



Former specials on Palladia included the HD simulcasts of the MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, and VH1 Hip Hop Honors. As carriage of MTV HD, CMT HD and VH1 HD expanded, these programs became exclusive to their parent channel's HD broadcast streams.

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