The Music Factory

TMF ( The Music Factory ) is a Dutch youth and music channels, which mainly emits music videos. Is sent from the studios in Amsterdam. The target group includes young people in particular. TMF was founded in 1995 by Lex Harding. In addition to TMF in the Netherlands, there are also branches in Belgium and Australia. The branch in England was replaced on 26 October 2009 by the offshoot VIVA UK & Ireland of the German music channel VIVA. From February 14 2011 to April 4, 2011 Comedy Central Netherlands sent with TMF on this program square of 15.00 clock bis 2.00 clock. In the remaining time TMF sent. After that, the new children's channel took a Kindernet the frequencies of the TMF. The distribution and the future of the transmitter in the Netherlands was unclear. In Nickelodeon Netherlands since February 14, 2011 from 21.00 clock sends the evening rail TeenNick. As at 1 September 2011, the station is tuned with all its digital channels. This is due to the insufficient advertising revenue and the lack of interest of the youth.


TMF started on 1 May 1995, directed by Lex Harding, and Herman Brakman, Ewart van der Horst and the multimedia company of Arcade. Up to this time there was no separate, Dutch music television. In most cities and towns could only receive the English-language MTV Europe. In the early days of the station had only a small level of awareness, but this quickly changed. Moderators such as Sylvana Simons, Bridget Maasland, Isabelle Brinkman, Fabienne de Vries, Ruud de Wild, Michael Pilarczyk, Wessel van Diepen and Erik de Zwart procured the transmitter an image and a greater awareness among the young people. A bit later came Tooske Breugem, Daphne Bunskoek, Mental Theo, Jeroen Post, Sonja Silva and Renée Vervoorn to the transmitter. In 2002 left many video jockey ( VJ ) the transmitter and changed their programs to become incurred Dutch-language MTV. There were only the two presenters Jeroen Post and Renée Vervoorn. But a short time later also left this on the transmitter. After some time, however old VJs as Mental Theo and Jeroen Nieuwenhuize came back to the transmitter. In addition, with Sylvie Meis was also female enhancement. The TMF Awards 2004 you launched a campaign under the title Vote the previous year, which they picked new presenters for the station. Renate Verbaan in 2004 was elected as the new VJ of TMF. Shortly thereafter went Sylvie Meis and was replaced by Miljuschka Witzenhausen. During the TMF Awards 2005, the two well-known presenters Jeroen Post and Mental Theo left the station. There were new presenters as Nikkie Plessen, Valerio Zeno, Sascha Visser, Saar Koningsberger, Damien Hope, Soumia Abalhaya and Amir Charles at TMF in the following years. However Miljuschka Witzenhausen and the only new moderator Damian Hope left the station a little later.

In 2002, the previously independent music station was acquired by Viacom, which also include the international MTV Group belongs.

Niche channels

MTV Networks Benelux operates in addition to the standard transmitter TMF Nederland, and even the digital special interest channels TMF Party (electronic and party music), TMF Pure ( hip-hop and R & B) and TMF NL ( Dutch-speaking music). These stations are however reception by various Dutch cable networks.

TMF Awards

Since 1996 TMF annually organizes the " TMF Awards". These are among one of the most important music award ceremonies in the Netherlands. The audience decides by voting who wins the prize in each category.


The following options for receiving TMF are available:

  • TMF via cable ( NL) & Satellite (pay TV, Canal Digitaal satellit on Astra 19.2 ° East )
  • TMF NL via cable ( UNET ) ( NL)
  • TMF Party via cable ( UNET ) ( NL)
  • TMF Pure Wired ( UNET ) ( NL)
  • TMF Radio via cable ( NL ) ( joint venture with Telegraaf Media Groep 's Sky Radio Groep )
  • TMF Vlaanderen via cable (B)
  • TMF Australia ( AUS) Satellite (pay TV, Foxtel and Austar )

In eight different Internet web streams with up to 1,500 kbit continue to receive / s.