MTV's high definition network, MHD plans to premiere a new concert every week for the rest of the year. According to Tom Calderone, Executive Vice President of VH1, live concert and music programming are among the top things HD viewers want in a music channel. Of course, that doesn't explain why they only show music videos at 3 AM, but hopefully this is the start of an improvement. MHD launched earlier this year and is already available in half the HDTV-equipped homes in the country. MHD certainly puts up nice concert programming, the problem is they repeat the same content over and over throughout the week. Most networks don't consider adding one new episode of a show each week a major achievement, we'll be very excited when MHD reaches that point.
The concert premieres planned:
CMT Giants: Reba McEntire, premiering Saturday, November 18 at 8pm ET/PT on CMT and simulcast on MHD
The 2006 MTV European Music Awards, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 9pm ET/PT
CMT Crossroads: Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town, premiering Saturday, December 2 at 9pm ET/PT on CMT and simulcast on MHD
Life & Rhymes: Snoop Dogg, premiering Saturday, December 9 at 9pm ET/PT
Summer Fest: Lynyrd Skynyrd, premiering December 16 at 9pm ET/PT
Isle of Wight Festival: Snow Patrol and Jet, premiering December 23 at 9pm ET/PT