Back to IndieWire

MTV Launched Today (Watch The First Broadcast)

MTV Launched Today (Watch The First Broadcast)

On August 1, 1981, MTV: Music Television launched, changing the landscape of American music forever! I was 7 years old on that day, and was likely sleeping at the time, given that the launch happened at 12:01 am. Below, watch a recording of the very first moments of the network, including the first aptly-selected Buggles’ hit Video Killed the Radio Star.

This Article is related to: Uncategorized and tagged