MTV Relaunches Palladia as MTV Live

MTV is plugging more music back into its programming with the return of MTV Live. 

Viacom’s high-definition music network Palladia today (Feb. 1) relaunches as MTV Live, a move the broadcaster says is a step towards “aligning all core music properties under the MTV brand.”

The network has a new logo (see above), look and feel, according to MTV. A slate of documentaries and films on David Bowie, Radiohead, Jay Z, Pink and others are lined up for its first week.

MTV launched its original music-based programming channel Music High Definition (MHD) in 2006. Two years later, the channel changed its name to Palladia. Palladia hosted such specials as the HD simulcasts of the MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

Below is the full MTV Live first-week lineup:
Feb. 1 -- P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour (9:00pm ET)--  
Feb. 2 -- Front and Center: Alt- J (Network Premiere)  (9:00pm ET)
Feb. 3 -- Best of Austin City Limits: Radiohead (Network Premiere) (9:00pm ET)
Feb. 4 -- Live from Daryl’s House: Joe Walsh (9:00pm ET)
          -- Later…With Jools Holland (10:00pm ET)
Feb. 5 -- Jay-Z: Made in America (9:00pm ET)
Feb. 6 -- David Bowie: Five Years  (9:00pm ET)