(later known as MTM Enterprises, Inc.
) was an American
independent production company established in 1969 by Mary Tyler Moore
and her then-husband Grant Tinker
to produce The Mary Tyler Moore Show
. The name for the production company was drawn from Moore's initials.
For many years MTM, with CBS, co-owned the CBS Studio Center
in Studio City
, California, where a majority of their programs were filmed and videotaped. In turn, most of MTM's series aired on CBS.
MTM Enterprises acquired Jim Victory Television
from Viacom Enterprises
in 1980 taking the MTM library with it. Victory was later reincorporated as MTM Television Distribution
, which in turn was folded into 20th Television
after News Corporation
After being an independent production company for many years, MTM was sold in 1990 to British
production company TVS Entertainment
, which was in turn acquired by Pat Robertson's International Family Entertainment
in late 1992. IFE along with MTM was sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation
in 1996. MTM ceased operations and was folded into 20th Century Fox Television
on August 15, 1998 when The Family Channel
became Fox Family. The library of non-MTM shows was subsequently sold on to form part of ABC Family
MTM Enterprises also included a record label
, MTM Records
, which was in existence from 1984 to 1988.
MTM's productions included: