VIVA (TV station)
Logo from 1 January 2011
|Launched||1 December 1993|
|Owned by||Viacom (2004–)
VIVA Media AG (1993–2004)
|Picture format||16:9 (Germany, Ireland, Poland, United Kingdom, Hungary)|
|Sister channel(s)||MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon|
|Astra 19.2 (Germany)||11.973Ghz Vertical|
|Astra 19.2 (Austria)||12.148Ghz Horizontal|
|Canal+ (Spain)||Channel 361|
VIVA is a music television network originating from Germany. It was founded for broadcast of VIVA Germany as VIVA Media AG in 1993 and has been owned by their original concurrent Viacom, the parent company of MTV, since 2004. Viva channels exist in some European countries; the first spin-offs were launched in Poland and Switzerland in 2000.
|VIVA Germany||1993-12-01||German||Originally a 24-hour channel, VIVA was cut down to broadcast from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 8th, 2014. The rest of the time is used by Comedy Central. Comedy Central previously broadcast from 8:15 p.m. to 6 a.m. sharing its channel with Nickelodeon, which became a 24h channel on October 1st, 2014.|
|VIVA Poland||2000-06-10||Polish||A 24 h music and entertainment channel. Like its European sister channels, the channel features localized music videos, programming, presenters and chart shows.|
|Viva (UK and Ireland)||2009-10-26||English|
The current logo of Viva in the UK and Ireland.