Broadcast areaFrance
HeadquartersIvry-sur-Seine, France
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
OwnerAltice (80 %)
Discovery Networks CEEMEA (20 %)
Launched10 December 2007; 14 years ago (2007-12-10)
Closed31 December 2018; 3 years ago (2018-12-31)

Vivolta was a French pay-tv-channel devoted to the art of living launched on December 10, 2007. The channel ceased operations on December 31, 2018. [1]


Created by Philippe Gildas and Gaspard de Chavagnac, the channel was published by Télévista. Initially named Vista, the channel had to change its name before its launch,[2] due to a copyright dispute with the Microsoft giant for its Windows Vista software.[3]

When it was launched, Vivolta targeted the senior public segment (50 to 65 years),[4] considered to be more mobile than other age groups. Faced with the lack of audience, the programming is entirely revised to orientate since April 2010, towards a younger and more feminine audience.

In March 2012, Discovery International France took a 20% stake in Televista to accompany the latter in its bid to obtain a TNT (Télévision numérique terrestre en France) frequency and in strengthening the Vivolta channel.


Vivolta presented itself as "the channel of the art of everyday feminine living",[5] since 2010 the company Televista has become beneficiary, three years after its launch.[6]

From 2010 to 2012, Vivolta programming dealt with practical and everyday questions about family, couple, well-being, psychology, home, cooking. Her core targeted women aged 25 to 49. Since September 2012, Vivolta had evolved its programming into lifestyle entertainment programs.


It was initially exclusive on CanalSat and Numericable until 2011 when it arrives at ADSL operators. Having very bad audiences, it ceased broadcasting on satellite and on Canalsat on 31 March 2014.[7] It is no longer broadcast on SFR since 4 May 2015.[8]

Vivolta was broadcast on French ISP networks (Orange, SFR and Free), on certain cable networks in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland (Numericable, BeTV) and on Proximus TV.


  1. ^ (in French) ["[Brève] Vivolta arrête à la fin de l'année". 2018-11-26.]
  2. ^ (in French) « La nouvelle chaîne de Gildas s'appellera "Vivolta" » sur le blog de Jean-Marc Morandini, le 5
  3. ^ Pas de TeleVista pour Gildas mais Vivolta - Génération-NT, 6 novembre 2007
  4. ^ (in French) Serge Guérin « De "Notre Temps" à Vivolta" : de la segmentation à la représentation » Archived 2013-06-06 at the Wayback Machine, sur le site de la Revue Medias, September 2009
  5. ^ (in French) « Vivolta ne sera plus une chaîne "séniors" mais "féminine" » sur le blog de Jean-Marc Morandini, le 31 mars 2010
  6. ^ (in French) sa/501007256200812311501007256200712311.html « Télévista sa : Comptes Sociaux 2010 »[permanent dead link] sur le site, données d'April 2011
  7. ^ "Disparition de Vivolta sur CanalSat".
  8. ^ "Vivolta SFR".