How to Watch I Want My MTV Documentary Online Free

The origins of MTV are showcased in the new A&E biography 'I Want My MTV'

A&E The origins of MTV are showcased in the new A&E biography 'I Want My MTV'

If you’ve ever wanted to do a deep dive on how MTV came to be, look no further than A&E’s new biography I Want My MTV, premiering Tuesday, September 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch I Want My MTV streaming online for free:

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Watch MTV Documentary on Philo TV

You can watch a live stream of A&E and 60 other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

Philo Free Trial

Once signed up for Philo, you can watch I Want My MTV live on the Philo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer on the Philo website.

If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.

Watch MTV Documentary on FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of A&E and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch I Want My MTV live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.

Watch MTV Documentary on Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of A&E and 60+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch I Want My MTV live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Vidgo.com.

Watch MTV Documentary on Hulu

You can watch a live stream of A&E and 60+ other TV channels on Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch I Want My MTV live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Hulu.com.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has almost all shows and movies available by the next day) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage.


‘I Want My MTV’ Preview

I Want My MTV // DokStation 2019 // TrailerI Want My MTV (2019) // Romanian premiere at DokStation 2019 13 Sep / Apollo 111 / 21:00 / Bilete: https://smarturl.it/DokStationMTV RO Regie: Tyler Measom & Patrick Waldrop / SUA / 2019 / 86 min Distribuție: Tori Amos, Sting, Tegan and Sara, Fab 5 Freddy, Jerry Cantrell, Doctor Dré, Billy Idol Un adevărat punct de…2019-08-19T17:02:04Z

I Want My MTV is a new two-hour “Biography” entry that charts the rise of a cultural phenomenon that came to define a generation: MTV. What started during the nascent days of cable television as a scrappy, playful music video lineup, rapidly evolved into a reflection of American youth culture.

As MTV came of age, the network pushed the boundaries of art, sex, gender, and race, while cementing its image to celebrity. And when the information revolution raged, MTV was at the forefront of exploring new technologies.

I Want My MTV weaves together exclusive interviews with the network’s founders and VJs, artists and journalists, along with rarely seen archival footage and outtakes, including an interview with the late David Bowie that was never broadcast on television — and is sure to get people talking after the documentary airs.

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The documentary, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and became a crowd favorite at festivals around the world, details the story of a network that evokes youth for a generation now grown and influenced the global media landscape for decades to come. It starts with MTV’s humble beginnings, as a show called Popclips that aired on Nickelodeon, and follows the meteoric rise as MTV became one of the biggest channels in the 1980s.

MTV co-founder John Lack says in the special, “I ran a laboratory called Nickelodeon, which had just gone up on the satellite. To convince the board, I took Popclips and tested it. And guess what happened? It tested off the charts. Everybody loved it. The form worked. I knew we had a chance.”

Interview subjects include Sting, Pat Benatar, and Neil Giraldo, Billy Idol, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Nancy Wilson, Fab Five Freddy, Norman Lear, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Bret Michaels, plus MTV’s original VJs Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter, among many others.

I Want My MTV premieres Tuesday, September 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

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