Diva TV

For the unrelated lesbian video activist collective, see Diva TV (video collective).
Diva TV

Diva TV logo
Launched 1 October 2007
Closed 14 February 2012
Owned by Universal Networks International (NBCUniversal)
Picture format 576i (SDTV 4:3)
Audience share 0.0%
0.0% (+1) (June 2011, BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) Universal Channel
CNBC Europe
Movies 24
Website divatv.co.uk
(at time of closure)
Sky Channel 269
Virgin Media Channel 164

Diva TV was a British TV channel owned by Universal Networks International, which launched on Sky in the UK and Ireland on channel 269 at midday on 1 October 2007.[1][2]

Despite having quite a varied schedule upon launch, the channel's programming declined. It aired shows such as The Late Show With David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Talk and McLeod's Daughters.

On 1 November 2011 Diva TV +1 closed on Sky channel 277. The channel had previously been available on Virgin Media channel 165 until 1 April 2010.

Diva TV closed on 14 February 2012 at midnight with its most popular programmes shifted to the Style Network.[3][4] The move followed NBCUniversal's acquisition by Comcast in March 2011 and affected only the UK market.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

From April 2011, Diva TV no longer aired The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Diva TV have cited being "unable to attract enough viewers to make the show viable for the channel".[5] From 19 September 2011 Really picked up The Ellen DeGeneres Show starting from season 9.[6]

See also


  1. "Diva TV drops the Late Show With David Letterman". Late Show UK. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  2. "UKTV Drama timeshift added to VM lineup". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2007-10-23.
  3. "NBCU to close DivaTV". Broadcast. 26 January 2012.
  4. "Diva TV to close in February". Entertainment Interactive. 27 January 2012.
  5. Diva TV Forum: Ellen
  6. http://uktv.co.uk/network/item/aid/646539

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