Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the MTVi Group, Inc.
. This historic document was printed by the Banknote Corporation of America and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo, the MTV logo, and the VH1 logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President and Secretary.
The MTVi Group is the world’s leading Internet music company. The MTVi Group has assembled the most comprehensive collection of global music destinations on the Internet. The MTVi Group’s 16 worldwide destinations include: MTV.com, which is consistently ranked as the No. 1 music content site on the Web by Media Metrix; VH1.com, a leading site for fans in the 25-plus age category; and SonicNet.com, an award-winning site offering music and information on a wide range of genres. Taken together, The MTVi Group delivers a comprehensive, personalized interactive experience that offers direct connections to a vibrant community of music fans and artists.
The MTVi Group is a unit of MTV Networks, which is owned by Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). MTV Networks is a leading global media and entertainment business that has built its success by creating strong brands and compelling music content delivered to more than 300 million music television homes in 80 countries around the world.
The company was planning to go public in the year 2000, but pulled the offering when the market cratered.