MTV News is not backing down from its long-standing policy of providing more coverage of music videos than any other channel, but the network has never shied away from challenging its critics.
The network has been criticized before for its tendency to air videos with more than one music clip.
For example, in 2014, MTV announced that it would only air one music video for every 30 minutes, and a video from rapper and producer Lil Wayne would only be shown once a day.
The network also tried to remove music videos that featured actors who appeared in films and television shows that were not part of its original series.
“It is our obligation to tell the truth, and we do that by covering the music and not letting the world know what we think about it,” MTV Chief Content Officer Scott Aukerman said at the time.
“We’re the people who make music videos,” he added.
“We’re there to entertain you.
If you like the music, you’re going to see it.”MTV has never publicly said it would be dropping music videos altogether, but in February, CEO David Hill acknowledged that MTV was “trying to figure out how we can do better with our videos” and was open to ideas.