May 19, 2022

A Photo Tour Inside the MTV Video Archives

Note: MTV launched 35 years ago today (August 1, 2016).

17 images and a brief article from the Boston Business Journal about the MTV video archives and how it’s in the process of being digitized.

From the Article:

The network, which is owned by Viacom, has begun digitizing old VHS tapes that contain everything from interviews and live performances over the course of MTV’s 35 years, according to Bloomberg. And it’s all taking place in a Hollywood facility owned by Boston-based record storage firm Iron Mountain Inc.


MTV is reviving many of its archives as it transforms its VH-1 Classic channel into MTV Classic, which will air classic series such as “Beavis & Butt-head,” “Daria” and “Jackass” and reruns of music programming including “MTV Unplugged” and “Storytellers,” Bloomberg reports.

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