Science (TV network)
|Owned by||Discovery Communications, Inc.|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|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
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Discovery Fit & Health
Discovery en Español
|Dish Network||193 (HD/SD)|
|C-Band||AMC 11-Channel 612 (4DTV Digital)|
|OTE TV (Greece)||404|
|Verizon FiOS||622 (HD)
|Available on most cable providers||Check local listings for channel numbers|
|AT&T U-Verse||1258 (HD)
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.
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. 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.
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, whilst at the same time launching a new logo created by Imaginary Forces.
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.
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.
Below is a selected list of Science series.
- Alien Encounters
- An Idiot Abroad
- Are We Alone?
- Beyond Tomorrow
- Build It Bigger
- Building the Ultimate
- Brainiac: Science Abuse
- Catch It Keep It
- Colossal Construction
- Danger by Design
- Dark Matters: Twisted But True
- The Day The Universe Changed
- Destroyed in Seconds
- Discover Magazine
- Exodus Earth
- Extreme Engineering
- Extreme Machines
- Face Off
- Factory Made
- Firefly (re-runs)
- Fringe (re-runs)
- The Gadget Show
- Head Games
- Head Rush
- How It's Made (see also List of How It's Made episodes)
- How Do They Do It?
- How the Universe Works
- Ingenious Minds
- Invention Nation
- It's All Geek to Me
- Junkyard Wars
- Lost Luggage
- Meteorite Men
- Monster Bug Wars
- Mutant Planet
- Patent Bending
- Popular Science's Future of...
- Prophets of Science Fiction
- Raging Planet
- ReGenesis (re-runs)
- Science of the Movies
- Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible
- Solar Empire
- "Stuff You Should Know"
- Stuck with Hackett
- Terra Nova (re-runs)
- Through the Wormhole (with Morgan Freeman)
- Wonders of the Solar System
- Wonders of the Universe
- Species of Mass Destruction
- Bugging Out - Sneak preview of Bugging Out
- The Moaning of Life
- The Unknown Files (Priemeres August 28, 2013)
Specials and miniseries
- 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."
- 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.
- Seidman, Robert (August 23, 2013). "List of How Many Homes Each Cable Networks Is In - Cable Network Coverage Estimates As Of August 2013". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
- "Discovery channels energy into expansion". The Washington Post. October 28, 1996.
- "Discovery plans launch of four newly created nets". Multichannel News. November 21, 1994.
- Science Channel Rebranding As Science Broadcasting & Cable April 5, 2011
- ‘Fringe’ Sells In Off-Network Syndication To Science Channel; Deadline
- Kari Byron of MythBusters Hosts Head Rush on Science Channel Beginning August 23; press.discovery.com