It appears that the TMF brand is about be killed off in the Netherlands, the country where it first launched in 1995.
The demise started earlier this year, when its analogue channel space was taken over by Comedy Central/Kindernet. On September 1, TMF and its digital offshoots (TMF NL, TMF Pure and TMF Dance) are closed down. In their place come the new music channel MTV Music 24. Its weird that they are just closing down the channels and not taking the opportunity to rebrand them as MTV channels.
MTV Networks are also introducing Comedy Central Extra in the Netherlands, making this market the only one to have three different versions of Comedy Central.
A few cable operators in the Netherlands do actually provide MTV Base and MTV Dance, which are quite similar to TMF Pure and (of course) TMF Dance.
MTV Networks NL
confirm that MTV Music24 will take TMF NL's place on the several EPG
's. So I guess it makes more sense for them to use the TMF Pure and TMF Dance feeds to launch the new Comedy Central Extra and MTV Live channels.
Funnily enough UPC (one of the biggest cable providers in the country) will be sticking relatively new (and virtually unknown) music channel Xite on channel 601 (i.e. TMF's old spot). That's like Sky putting that WTF channel on 350 here.