VIVA Austria

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VIVA Austria
Station logo
TV channel
Program type Division program
reception Antenna ( DVB-T ), cable (analog, DVB-C ), satellite ( DVB-S ), IPTV
Image resolution ( Entry missing )
business January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2018
Seat Berlin , Germany
owner Viacom
executive Director Daniel Ligtvoet , Marco de Ruiter , Willem Schelling , Mark Specht
List of TV channels
Logo until December 31, 2010

VIVA Austria (current station identification: VIVA AT ) was a station from Viacom and the Austrian branch of the station VIVA Germany . VIVA Austria went on air in 2001 and was discontinued on New Year's Eve 2018.


Initially, the station could only be received as a program block within the German VIVA. The advertising window broadcast daily between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., in 2003 this block was discontinued. From 2006 VIVA Austria shared a slot with Nickelodeon Austria , on which it initially broadcast between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. From 2009, VIVA Austria broadcast between 8:15 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The program from VIVA Germany was shown, but was delayed by 15 minutes.

Since 2011, VIVA Austria has been broadcasting on the former analog transponder from MTV , as this can only be seen on Pay TV. The station is thus broadcasting 24-hour programs for the first time. In the course of expanding to a 24/7 operation, VIVA Austria is realigning. According to the network, VIVA will in future offer a "showcase into the world of MTV Networks".

From September 8, 2014 to September 30, 2015 VIVA AT only broadcasted 11 hours a day, between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Comedy Central broadcast its program. This gave up its previous frequencies with Nickelodeon after a conversion phase for cable network operators that ended on September 30, 2014. From October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018, a little more than a year after the channel split, Viacom changed the transmission times again so that VIVA can now be seen from 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and receives an extra hour. This also extended the music track by five hours. Comedy Central can still be seen the rest of the time from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

In June 2018 Viacom announced that VIVA will be discontinued at the end of 2018. The broadcasting slot is taken over by Comedy Central, so that it then broadcasts 24 hours.

Broadcast times

6:00 a.m. 14:00 clock 17:00 o'clock 7:00 p.m. 8:15 pm 02:00 am
June 1, 2006 to December 31, 2009 NICK Austria VIVA Austria
January 1, 2010 to March 30, 2010 NICK Austria VIVA Austria
March 31, 2010 to December 31, 2010 Nickelodeon Austria VIVA Austria
January 1, 2011 to September 7, 2014 VIVA Austria
September 8, 2014 to September 30, 2015 VIVA Austria Comedy Central Austria
October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018 VIVA Austria Comedy Central Austria VIVA Austria

In-house productions

The following programs were produced especially for VIVA Austria :

  • " VIVA PUR " was broadcast twice a month with a new episode (a total of 6 repetitions). The music, styling and gossip magazine financed by product placements was moderated by Markus Floth .
  • VIVA Austria Top 20 ” showed the 20 most popular hits in Austria in a compressed form. Markus Floth moderated. First broadcast Monday 11:00 a.m. (2 repeats)
  • " VIVA Movie Preview " was a weekly cinema show in which current cinema films and new DVD releases were presented. The program was broadcast weekly on Thursdays at 2:40 p.m. and repeated twice.


VIVA Austria broadcast the program, which was also shown in the German version.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ History of the VIVA window 2001
  2. MTV from 2011 on pay TV
  3. FTD: MTV becomes paid channel ( Memento from October 5, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Viacom shrinks VIVA in September
  5. VIVA is already shrinking on September 8th
  6. Kastner evaporates Viva, expands Nickelodeon
  7. Nickelodeon becomes a 24-hour broadcaster - Comedy Central and VIVA will share broadcasting frequencies in the future
  8. Daniel Sallhoff: Another change in strategy at Viacom: VIVA will be on the air again at night from October . In : . August 12, 2015. Accessed August 24, 2015.
  9. Bye bye Viva: We say goodbye to the coolest music station after 25 years., accessed June 20, 2018 .
  10. "VIVA will be cooler, MTV will have to pay for it!", Article in the Austrian media magazine from December 29, 2010

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