Science (TV network)

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Science
Science chanell 2011logo.png
Launched October 1996 (1996-10)
Owned by Discovery Communications, Inc.
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan Question Everything
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area National (available in most areas)
Headquarters Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Formerly called Quark! (pre-launch)
Discovery Science Network (1996–1998)
Discovery Science Channel (1998–2002)
The Science Channel (2002–2007)
Science Channel (2007–2011)
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
TLC
Hub Network
Animal Planet
Oprah Winfrey Network
Destination America
Investigation Discovery
American Heroes Channel
Discovery Fit & Health
Velocity
Discovery en Español
Discovery Familia
Website science.discovery.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 284 (HD/SD)
1284 (VOD)
Dish Network 193 (HD/SD)
C-Band AMC 11-Channel 612 (4DTV Digital)
OTE TV (Greece) 404
Cable
Verizon FiOS 622 (HD)
122 (SD)
Available on most cable providers Check local listings for channel numbers
IPTV
AT&T U-Verse 1258 (HD)
258 (SD)

Science is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Discovery Communications. The channel features programming in the fields of space, technology, prehistory and animals.

As of August 2013, approximately 76,804,000 American households (67.25% of households with television) receive Science.[1]

History[edit]

Redesigned 'periodic table-style' Science Channel logo, used from December 2007 to June 8, 2011. The logo font typeface is similar in appearance to the one used by Popular Science magazine in the 1970s/1980s.

Science originally launched as the Discovery Science Network in October 1996 as a part Discovery's new suite of four digital channels that were rolled out simultaneously.[2] Plans for the new networks were announced in November 1994. Back then, the channel's working name was "Quark!", but that was changed before launch.[3]

The channel has since had various rebranding exercises throughout its history. The channel was renamed to the Discovery Science Channel in 1998, and then to The Science Channel in 2002, however international versions of the channel continue to use the "Discovery Science" name. The channel later shortened its name to just Science Channel in 2007 with a new logo based on the periodic table, and then again to Science in 2011, while at the same time launching a new logo created by Imaginary Forces.[4]

High definition[edit]

Science Channel HD logo, used from December 2007 to June 8, 2011.

Science HD is a high definition simulcast of Science that broadcasts in the 1080i resolution format; it was launched on September 1, 2007, along with Discovery Channel HD, TLC HD and Animal Planet HD.

Programming[edit]

Science broadcasts a number of science-related television series and films originally produced by or aired on Discovery Channel, e.g. Beyond Tomorrow, among some others. There have also been a few television programs produced for Science, such as MegaScience and What The Ancients Knew. Programs from other Discovery Networks, PBS and the BBC are either regularly or occasionally aired. Television series produced in the 1990s, such as Discover Magazine and Understanding, can be viewed on weekdays. Science also broadcasts programs such as Moments of Impact and An Idiot Abroad.

Series[edit]

Below is a selected list of Science series.

Upcoming[edit]

Specials and miniseries[edit]

  • Base Camp Moon - Returning to the moon, harvesting moon dust for oxygen/water, robotics (Robonaut), etc.
  • Hawking - About the early work of British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
  • Tank on the Moon - Concentrates on Russian attempts to launch an unmanned rover to the Moon before the successful American Apollo program.
  • Prophets of Science Fiction - About the greatest sci-fi authors of all times.
  • Science of Star Wars - Explains that the cutting edge technology of Star Wars might be useful and possible to invent in real life.
  • Futurecar - The latest technology of today may be used to create cars and sometimes funny cars in the future.
  • Perfect Disaster - Predicting violent natural disasters that could happen in the near future.
  • What the Ancients Knew - Truly innovative inventions of the ancient world.
  • Mars Rising - A six-part series on the possible future missions to mars.
  • 2057 - Predictions on the future technology of the body, city, and the world.
  • NextWorld - Predicting the future of the world, humanity, and life.
  • Punkin Chunkin - A one-hour condensed version of the World Championship pumpkin chunking contest in Sussex County, Delaware. Traditionally aired on Thanksgiving.
  • Dinosaur Revolution - A four-part miniseries on the natural history of dinosaurs. The last two episodes were planned to air on Discovery Channel, but a last-minute schedule change landed them on Science.
  • A Life In Memory - An hour long documentary about Memories, and PTSD and the ways they effect our lives. "Barney recalls the day he was hit by a car: his back was broken, and his wife was killed. Today, he will be given a pill to erase the memory of that tragic day for good. At a treatment center in Montreal, PTSD patients are given a second chance at life."[9][10]
  • Lost Luggage - Rebroadcasts of An Idiot Abroad episodes from previous seasons, each including two new "Lost Luggage" segments filmed at Ricky Gervais' home in England in which Gervais and Karl Pilkington hold brief discussions.
  • The Challenger, a biography surrounding the mystery of the titular tragedy, starring William Hurt. Science's first foray into dramatic programming, its premiere on the channel will be simulcast on sister network Discovery Channel.[11]

International[edit]

International versions of Science are available in South East Asia, Europe, United Kingdom, Italy, India, Sweden, Canada, Latin America and Australia as Discovery Science. founder of science.tv JULIA.L.RAMACHELA

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