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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
(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.[according to whom?] It aired shows such as The Late Show With David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Talk.

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[edit]

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[edit]


  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. ^

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