MTV base is a 24-hour English language music television channel reaching 48.5 million African viewers in 10.5 million households in 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. MTV base is available across Africa on satellite (pay-TV) on DStv and GTV (pan-Africa) and on terrestrial television on partner stations TV3 (Ghana), NTV (Kenya), Silverbird TV (Nigeria), Hi TV (Nigeria) and NTV (Uganda).

Targeted at mass African youth, MTV base is MTV's first bespoke channel for the African market and features the continent's broadest mix of contemporary artists and music genres. Launched on 22 February 2005, MTV base combines African and international music genres relevant to young African viewers including R'n'B, dancehall, hip-hop, kwaito, hip life, reggae, zouk, m'balax and Afrobeat, celebrating the cultural vibrancy and creativity of African music and artists.

MTV Networks Africa operates through MTV Networks Europe (a partnership between MTV Networks Europe Inc and Viacom Networks Europe Inc).
MTV Networks Africa (Pty) Ltd

Physical address: No 1 Saxon Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 2196

TEL: +27 11 4282900

For Marketing enquiries: basedigital@vimn.com

MTV BASE MUSIC VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS

1. Format: (SD/HD) .mov
2. Codecs: Example - Apple pro res, XDCam EX, DV PAL and or XDCAM HD.
3. Frames per second: 25
4. Audio: Stereo
5. Data rate: 50Mbit/sec or higher
6. The following codecs are also acceptable:

• Apple Pro Res 422/ HQ
• XDCAM HD422 1080i 50 (50mb/s)
• XDCAM HD720p25 (50mb/s)
• MPEG IMX 625/50 (50mb/s)
• DV PAL
• HDV 1080i50
• HDV 720p25
• DVCPRO 50 PAL

SOUTH AFRICA:

1. Download the "Video Submission Form" HERE. You will need to complete a form ELECTRONICALLY (handwritten entries will not be considered) for each video submitted.

2. Send both your video and your form to:

MTV Base Programming/Music
#1 Saxon road
Hyde Park
2196
Johannesburg - Gauteng
South Africa

3.OR you can email a video download link along with the filled out form to  tebogo.seema@vimn.com or Sibusiso.Khanyi@vimnmix.com.

NB: Your video needs to conform to the specs outlined in "VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS".

REST OF AFRICA

1. Download the "Video Submission Form" HERE. You will need to complete a form ELECTRONICALLY (handwritten entries will not be considered) for each video submitted.

2. Send both your video and your form to:

MTV Base Programming/Music
10B Prof. Bello Osagie Street
Parkview Estate
101008
Ikoyi - Lagos
Nigeria

3.OR you can email a video download link along with the filled out form to Lanre.Onipede@vimnmix.com or Daniel.Obende@vimnmix.com.

NB: Your video needs to conform to the specs outlined in "VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS".