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 Website Palladia.tv Availability Satellite DirecTV Channel 567 Dish Network Channel 369 Cable Available on some cable systems Check Local Listings for channels IPTV 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.
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.
- Storytellers from VH1. Singers and songwriters play their music and tell the stories behind their greatest songs. Artists include the Mary J. Blige, Green Day, Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Coldplay.
- Soulstage from VH1 Soul. Featured performers include India.Arie, Q-Tip, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Raphael Saadiq.
- MTV Live & MTV World Stage from MTV International. Artists include the R.E.M., Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, The Verve, Florence + the Machine and The Cure.
- [[[Muse]]]]: A Seaside Rendezvous
- Life & Rhymes from MTV. The show explores emcees and their raps through each live performance.
- CMT Crossroads from CMT. Shows the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode features a different set of stars playing together, swapping stories and sharing their common love of music. Artists include Kelly Clarkson & Reba McEntire, Def Leppard & Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 & Sara Evans, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, .38 Special & Trace Adkins, Joss Stone & LeAnn Rimes, Bon Jovi & Sugarland, Lindsey Buckingham & Little Big Town, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds & Trisha Yearwood.
- Several episodes of the Soundstage concert series from PBS are also shown on Palladia. Artists include the KT Tunstall, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac, Train, Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Robert Plant, and Daughtry.
- U2 Equals BBC
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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