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A much reduced view of the front page of the MTV Daria website, from June 2007

MTV, short for Music Television, is the network that hosted and produced Daria from 1997-2002. (This article principally refers to MTV/U.S. Daria was also broadcast on many international MTV channels during its original run.) MTV also hosts, through MTV.com, the official Daria website, though it is no longer updated and is missing some links. The site was probably last updated in 2002, as it includes an essay "by" Daria Morgendorffer referencing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. To promote the DVD release of Daria: The Complete Animated Series, MTV launched a new Daria website with streaming video of several season 1 episodes.

In the early nineties, animated programming made its first appearance on the channel in the form of Liquid Television and later, the famously low-budget studio MTV Animation was formed. Arguably MTV's most popular animated program to date was Beavis and Butthead, first aired in 1993, and from which Daria was spun off.

In off-canon canon material such as Sarcastathon 3000, Daria and Jane would gently (and not-so-gently) rib MTV, its shows, its work culture, and the small amount of money it spent on animation. The "Look Back in Annoyance" retrospective even had the characters worry that, after the attacks they'd just made, they weren't going to be invited to the 2002 Video Music Awards.

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