MTV News is set to bring back the live music of the 1980s, according to the company’s chairman and CEO Jodie Meeks
MTV News, which was formerly known as MTV News UK, will be bringing back the music of 1980s Australia and New Zealand, the company said today.
The news outlet will announce plans to bring the music back next year, according an announcement posted on the channel’s website.
“We want to honour the legacy of the 80s with the music and cultural events we broadcast, but also provide audiences with a unique and engaging way to engage with their favorite artists and artists of the day,” the announcement said.
Meeks, a former MTV UK producer, said the music would be streamed in full at MTV.com, and would also be available for download on Apple Music, Spotify and the Vevo app.
The news comes just a few months after MTV reported that the company had lost more than $5 million in the past year.
The company has also seen a decline in subscribers and revenue from the cable channels it once broadcast.
In addition to MTV, the new outlet will also be broadcasting in a number of countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.
A source familiar with the plans told the Guardian that the news will also air on MTV Australia.
Last year, MTV UK said it was shutting down its YouTube channel and YouTube Red, the streaming video service that it had partnered with to bring new shows to the channel.