VIVA Austria

VIVA Austria
Launched 1 May 2012 (2012-05-01)
Closed 1 January 2019 (2019-01-01)[1]
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Austria
Language German
Broadcast area Austria
Headquarters Berlin, Germany
Sister channel(s) MTV
MTV Brand New
Comedy Central
Nick Jr.
Website VIVA Austria

VIVA is German-speaking music and general entertainment channel launched in Germany in 1993. The channel was also available for free across the majority of Europe. In 2012, Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe in Stockholm and Berlin decided to launch a localized version the channel in Austria. In June 2018, Viacom announced that it will shut down all Viva operations worldwide at the end of 2018.


VIVA Austria was launched in May 2012, 15 per cent of the channels output consists of Austrian music, Chartshows and lifestyle programming taloried to the Austrian market. The channels marketing and promotion are done by Goldback Media.[2] Prior to 2012, VIVA Germany aired across Austria with localized advertising and sponsorship for Austria.

From 8 September 2014 VIVA will air between 6 am and 5 pm.In the time between 5 pm and 6 am the program of Comedy Central Austria will be shown. Until October 2014 there will be a simulcast broadcast of the program of Comedy Central on the shared frequency with Nickelodeon (8.15 pm to 5.45 am) and on the VIVA-frequency (5 pm to 6 am).[3][4]

Local Shows

  • VIVA PUR: shows every 14 days, the "hottest news" comes to parties, people and trends, presented by VJ Mark Floth.[5]
  • VIVA Austria Top 100: from May 2014 Jenny Posch hosts a weekly countdown show.[6]
  • VIVA Austria Top 20: VJ Mark Floth newly presented every week and losers of the Austrian charts.



  • Mark Floth (since 2012)
  • Jenny Posch (since May 2014)


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