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MTV UK is to launch a high definition channel and replace existing MTVNHD with MTV Live.

Entertainment channel MTV, which shifted up the Sky EPG to #126 last year, will start broadcasting in HD from 13 February.

It will offer subscribers the chance to see shows in HD including the second series of Geordie Shore, Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant.

The Viacom-owned broadcaster will also rebrand MTVNHD as MTV Live on 23 April.

The new channel, which remains on the #358 slot on the Sky EPG, will continue to air MTV’s original international productions and be extended to include footage of live performances from events such as MTV World Stage, MTV Unplugged and Isle of MTV.

It will be available to both SD and HD viewers and extends the reach of MTV Live, which already airs in 30 countries.

Viacom UK’s managing director David Lynn said the move was to “enrich our audience’s viewing experience”.

“Both of these moves support our long-term commitment to developing, packaging and delivering the highest-quality, music and creative content across all platforms,” he said.