Discovery Travel & Living Europe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Discovery Travel & Living Europe
Discovery Travel & Living.svg
Owned by Discovery Networks Europe
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Europe
Lithuania
Formerly called Discovery Travel & Adventure (until 2005)
Availability
Terrestrial
Boxer (Sweden) Channel 21
Satellite
SKY Italia (Italy) Channel 426
Dolce (Romania) Channel 204
Bulsatcom (Bulgaria) Channel 34
TotalTV (Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia) Channel 45/14/25/26/15
D-Smart
(Turkey)
Channel 19
Cable
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 47
RCS&RDS (Romania) Channel 52
UPC (Romania) Channel 309 (digital with DVR)
Channel 49 (digital)
IPTV
Telia Digital-tv (Sweden) Channel 23
Max TV (Macedonia) Channel 106

Discovery Travel & Living Europe is a television channel broadcasting to several countries in Europe.

The channel was originally known as Discovery Travel & Adventure Channel and then featured more adventure-related programmes. On 1 February 2005 the channel changed its name to Discovery Travel & Living and changed its programming. It would now heavily feature lifestyle programming about travel, food, design, architecture and luxury.[1]

In May 2009, the channel adopted a new logo and a new look and repositioned itself slightly.[2][3]

TLC rebrand[edit]

TLC logo

For most of the 2000s (decade), the channel was broadcasting one single version to all of Europe, except the United Kingdom and Italy. Discovery Travel & Living Poland was launched on 15 September 2009. Starting in 2010, Discovery Networks have started launching further local channels called TLC. These replace the Pan-European Discovery Travel & Living.

The following channels have replaced (or are planned to replace) the Pan-European version of Discovery Travel & Living.

In the Netherlands, Investigation Discovery replaced Discovery Travel & Living on 4 July 2011 while TLC started broadcasting on the standard-definition channel of Animal Planet in the evening and night, making this a time-sharing channel in the Netherlands.[8]

Programming[edit]

Programmes broadcast on the channel include:

Distribution[edit]

In the Nordic region, Canal Digital holds exclusive rights to broadcast the channel on satellite. It became available from Canal Digital in September 1999 with Discovery Civilisation and Discovery Sci-Trek. Following a new contract signed in late 2005, Discovery Travel & Living was moved to Canal Digital's family package.

Discovery Travel & Adventure was given a license to broadcast in the terrestrial network in Sweden in early 2004. Broadcasting could commence on 26 April 2004. Following a license change in March 2008, Discovery Travel & Living would have to move to a new transmitter network that, at the time had not yet been built. Discovery Travel & Living stopped broadcasting terrestrially on 1 April 2008. Due to a dispute between the transmitter company Teracom and Post and Telecom Agency, the transmitter network was delayed, which meant the channel couldn't resume its broadcasts. Broadcasts could commence once again in December 2009.

The channel is also available terrestrially in Estonia and in Denmark from November 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ny livsstilskanal - Discovery Travel & Living". tvnyt.com. January 11, 2005. 
  2. ^ "Discovery Travel&Living krijgt strakke make-over". Reklameweek.nl. May 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Herpositionering Discovery Travel & Living". Totaal TV. May 27, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Kvinnekanal lanseres av Discovery". Canal Digital. February 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Discovery TLC Balkan odstartuje 1. října". Parabola.cz. August 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ Robert Briel (July 4, 2011). "Discovery: major launch for Dutch TLC". Broadband TV News. 
  7. ^ "https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150782342615375&set=a.205164625374.276298.134521475374&type=1&theater". 
  8. ^ Robert Briel (July 4, 2011). "Discovery: major launch for Dutch TLC". Broadband TV News. 

External links[edit]