Divinity (TV channel)

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Divinity
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Launched1 April 2011
Owned byMediaset España
Picture format576i (SDTV)
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish
Sister channel(s)Telecinco
Cuatro
FactoríaDeFicción
LaSiete
Boing
Energy
Nueve
Websitedivinity.es
Availability
Terrestrial
Satellite
Canal+Channel 95
Cable
ONOChannel 40
RChannel 37
TelecableChannel 72
IPTV
Movistar TVChannel 37

Divinity is a private Spanish television channel owned by Mediaset España Comunicación, whose programming is aimed to target women. Divinity began test broadcasts on 1 March 2011 before fully launching on 1 April 2011.

LaNueve project[edit]

With the expansion of the number of channels in 2010, before the merger of Telecinco and Cuatro, Telecinco was considering launching a free channel dedicated to women. The channel would have been launched on 1 September 2010 as "LaNueve" (The Nine) corresponding to its logical channel number on digital terrestrial television.

Its programming would have included: current affairs, entertainment, fiction series and informative spaces for women.[1]

A month after the announcement, Telecinco announced that the project was dropped and replaced by a children's channel, Boing.[2]

The project was finally resumed and La Nueve started broadcasting on 2 January 2013. The programmes are mainly repeats of series previously shown on the other Mediaset channels, especially Telecinco and Divinity.

Divinity[edit]

On 23 February 2011, several internet portals echoed the launch of two new channels by Telecinco, one for men and the other for women, which suggested the comeback of LaNueve.[3]

The next day on 24 February 2011, Telecinco confirmed by a press release that a new channel aimed at women was to launch.

The new channel was named as Divinity, with programming similar to that of LaNueve.

On 1 March 2011, Telecinco began test broadcasts of Divinity, before its launch on 1 April 2011.[4][5]

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