Viacom's VH1 spinoff channel ,VH1 Classic, is getting re branded on on August 1st , which also happens to be the 35th birthday of the launch of sister network, MTV to MTV Classic.
As announced by a video on the VH1 Classic Twitter account
Sorry we've been quiet for so long. Been working on something BIG! Take a sneak peek. #MTVClassic pic.twitter.com/8RWb7I4JZQ— VH1 Classic (@VH1Classic) July 18, 2016
This also continues a renaming that Viacom has been doing to it's music group's spinoff channels over the past year with MTV Jams being renamed under the BET James banner, Palladia being renamed as the American version of MTV Live, VH1 Soul became BET Soul , and CMT Pure Country became CMT Country.
VH1 Classic was launched in 2000 as channel that aired older VH1 music videos but move to also air other music themed programming and had more focus on Adult hits and rock.
From previews of the new line up it seems to be airing older MTV shows like "Unplugged", "Daria" , "Beavis and Butt-Head", TRL related stuff , and possibly more. This is also looks to be the end of VH1 named channels besides VH1.
If we get more information ,we will update this article....
The Launch day will be at 6amet ,replacing VH1 , the first program will be the airing of MTV's first ever hour in it's entirety , this will air at 6amet , 12pmet and 2amet.