Much (formerly and commonly known as MuchMusic) is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel. It is currently owned by Bell Media. The channel first launched on August 31, 1984, under the ownership of CHUM Limited, as one of the country's first specialty channels. Upon its launch, and for much of its life, the network primarily aired music programming, including blocks of music videos and original series focusing on musicians and artists.
However, the network has since cancelled the majority of its original music programming due to budget and staffing cuts (in so far that the channel began to phase out MuchMusic as an on-air brand), and beyond blocks of music videos in off-peak timeslots and occasional specials (such as the annual iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards produced by the network), primarily broadcasts comedy programming aimed towards a young adult demographic as a sister to The Comedy Network.