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Channel [V] Is Shutting Down After 20 Years

The channel will no longer exist in its current form, but will merge with [V] Hits.

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Foxtel announced today that Channel [V] will merge with [V] Hits and now operate as a music only channel, with no more "long form" content.

Former and current [V] presenters have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the channel that launched careers for people such as Osher Günsberg, James Mathison, and Yumi Stynes.

Channel V is closing on Friday. Must have been a tough call to make for MGMT. 20yrs of cutting edge TV, sad to see it go.

After 20 years of music television, @channelv says goodbye this friday..Thanks for the memories and the great times. I loved working wit you


While current presenter and VJ Danny Clayton shared this flashback photo from Big Day Out.

Instagram: @dannyclayton

Clayton also tweeted: "Decades of music, concerts, punters, rock-stars, laughs, gaffs, jokes, tears, smiles and mostly love went into a sensational place."

And many people who grew up with the show are feeling rather nostalgic.

Sad news about @channelv I used to get home to watch @oshergunsberg & @jamesmathison I waited hours to see D12 "Purple Pills" play again

Sad to hear about the demise of Channel V and Max. Their live set recordings were like oxygen when I was a teen in regional QLD.

Gutted about Channel V. Watching videos on YouTube just can't replace the banter between the music #nothappyjan