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Untitled[edit]

Travel and Adventure missing in the list of channels!

Travel and Adventure is not one of their US channels. Mhking 03:47, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Channels list[edit]

In the Bias column, what does 'Woaw' mean? —Preceding unsigned comment added by MrPMonday (talkcontribs) 23:30, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Edits made by Discovery Communications IP address[edit]

Just a heads up that this article has been edited by an IP address belonging to Discovery Communications, the company that owns the Discovery Channel. The IP address is: 198.147.10.56. Here's the geolocation info: http://dnsstuff.com/tools/ipall.ch?ip=198.147.10.56 . Note this change in the article's history: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Discovery_Channel&diff=next&oldid=97844967. The edits are pro-Discovery in tone, and, specifically, the reference to guerrilla marketing has been removed.

This may be related to a recent negative article written about Discovery's guerilla marketing tactics: http://spankmymarketer.com/the-learning-channel.html. The pro-Discovery changes were made shortly after the publication of the negative article.--72.174.188.178 17:48, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

AIP[edit]

Soo... this is my first AIP. I'm looking at this article and thinking that the lead section is too long. What else needs to be fixed this week? Jacqui 03:11, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

  • My first also. I feel that the the Censored and Diversity sections have no meaning to the article. They aren't really takling about Discovery Channel, rather about productions done by the Discovery Channel. RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 03:17, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Perhaps they could be worked into some sort of more generic section on programming created about current events? The Discovery Channel does do a good deal of those, but I don't know why the individual one on this page deserves its own attention. Jacqui 03:19, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
I agree. As part of a long article they might fit but now it's like a set of monster truck tires on a beetle: they don;t fit and you can't get anywhere as long as they're there. Coll7 06:24, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
By the way, regarding the Censored section, I checked who contributed that and also what other things they had contrubuted, and they had mostly spammed other entries with the same paragraph (or similar). I'm going to take that one out now. If anyone comes by later who disagrees with the three of us so far, revert me and we'll talk more here. (Also, if we want to mention it in passing at some later point, we have the edit history to get it back) Jacqui 07:08, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

Can we remove the redirect of Discovery Health Channel back to this page? DHC is its own network and I'd like to build a page for it, but I can't as long as the redirect is there...Scarletsmith 06:10, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

If you'll write it go ahead and take it off. Just make sure to put a link to discovery channel on that page and vice versa. RENTASTRAWBERRY FOR LET? röck 03:33, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Discovery Health Channel article written. Thanks! Scarletsmith 23:15, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

censored and spam[edit]

How is Spam an accurate term for posting facts? I make no claims to my talents as a writer, however I ask that you allow FACTS to remain. Relevance is relative. Here are the other articles mentioned by Jacqui, most contributions are unpopular, however all are true and most have managed to remain and expand, despite repeated removal: Wang Xia Falun Gong Paul A. Bonacci Gary Caradori Bunnatine Greenhouse Conspiracy of Silence Yorkshire Television The Franklin Coverup David H. Safavian

  • I'm not sure if I'm the Jacqui you're talking about, or if you mean someone else, but I've never seen most of those links in my life. In any case, the facts remain at Conspiracy of Silence, etc. THis is a page about the Discovery Channel, itself. Please respect that. There are see also links on this page, and that is one of them. Thanks. Jacqui 00:14, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Reading back on my comments, I do realize that "spammed" was not the verb I meant. It was inflammatory and I'm sorry. What I meant was that the user has been contributing to Wikipedia mostly regarding this topic, in a number of places. Oh, and by the way, please sign your comments with four tildes, like this: ~~~~ Jacqui 01:07, 3 November 2005 (UTC)

This subject was posted on Wikipedia:Third_opinion. My opinion is that Conspiracy of Silence should not have its own section.

I removed the remaining sentence detailing this claim as it was (and had remained) uncited for almost 1 year now.Jvandyke 03:32, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Idea[edit]

I'm going to go to bed now and come back and do some of this later, but I just thought of the fact that we can use "what links here" to see what other articles link here, and what they say about TDC. That information may be helpful for us. Jacqui 07:11, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

official name?[edit]

What exactly is the official name of the network? Is it TDC, Discovery, or Discovery Communications, inc.? Also about the sub-networks, should we include a brief line or two about it or just link to that network's page? Gflores 00:59, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

The offical name is Discovery Channel, as seen on their official site.
Discovery Channel is the brand that is primarily a cable network. Discovery Communications is the parent organization.

Brought to you by...[edit]

This really reads like a discovery channel advertisement - complete with logos. It would be interesting to see some facts about corporate organization, etc. If such might be considered wirthy, I'd be happy to do the research myself

  • I've used SEC filings by Discovery Holding Company to insert information on Discovery Communications Inc. the company which owns and manages the Discovery Channel. I'd recommend that 1) someone cleanup the information - I quoted fairly extensively 2) a separation of Discovery Channel and Discovery Communications -- currently they are the same page which is confusing.Jvandyke 18:46, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
    • I figured out how to fix the redirect. I've moved all the Discovery Communications information to that respective page, put a 'see [Discovery Channel]' pointer and removed the content that was previously here. You may want to reduce the amount of information about Discovery Communications such as the details on the other channels besides Discovery Channel..Jvandyke 20:41, 1 February 2006 (UTC)


Taglines[edit]

Wasn't "explore your world" a Discovery Channel tagline at one time? Want confirmation before I put this in. Dwp49423 23:48, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Yes, it was. They used it until 2002.

Retail outlets[edit]

Did they take over The Nature Company? I did a Google search for The Nature Company, and it directed me to the Discovery Channel Stores. If so, this should be noted, as well as a page created for The Nature Company, with the latter categorized under "Defunct US retail chains."

Criticism[edit]

At least in Canada, they've really watered down their science programming. They have shows that don't really deal with science at all, and they even have blatant pseudoscience shows (The Haunting). I doubt that I'm the only one annoyed at this. Could we add a criticism section? --Havermayer 00:43, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Discovery Channel is a dumbed-down "channel for the masses", a McDonald's of pseudoscience. Fortunately, there is still National Geographic, which may be going in the same direction of Discovery Channel, but can still provide more educational content.
It is understandable that it is not economically rational to supply what there is no demand for. If our society prefers entertainment over education, then the channel is not to blame. Nevertheless, the channel should not be the driving force behind this transition to less intellectual content only because that is easier to sell.
I hope that Discovery Communications files Chapter 11 soon, so that other channels can take over their market share.--RobertSCE (talk) 16:32, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
I second that request.--84.175.219.172 09:53, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
I.. third it. I think it's ridiculous to see a show on a channel that claims to be scientific followed by "Based on a story by..." Berry2K 17:58, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
And let's not forget the neverending stream of "Jesus: The Sordid New Scandal" and "Jesus: Was he a male prostitute?" type of shows. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 216.184.123.58 (talk) 06:05, 27 February 2007 (UTC).
I also agree. I really love Discovery, but some of the crap that they try to pass off as science is unbelievable. I remember they had a show about "chemtrails" a few weeks ago. The people they had on that were living in reality were only allowed a few minutes or even seconds of air time for a full hour show. And one of the "experiments" to test if there actually was aluminium oxide in contrails was to put a dish outside on a rock and let it catch the raid that was coming down. The rain the guy caught was dripping off his aluminium rain gutter!B3nnic33 13:29, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
so... what's happening with this criticism idea? did it somehow succumb to another 'conspiracy of silence'? a channel which uses claims of producing scientific programmes to market itself CAN'T have no criticism - it's simply unamerican! besides, they show a lot of non-scientific stuff, and neither do i see them supporting their programmes with appropriate citations. does any independent group review their content for facticity? that's the least we could do, yes? Alveolate (talk) 08:58, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

there is nothing to critisize about discovery channel. Basicly there trying to prove something like a haunting for an example there trying to prove that ghosts exsist.get my point, so don't make a criticism section and they don't say that all the shows are scientific.(Jesus and God are real)Dudemanvango (talk) 23:20, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Nothing to critisize [sic]? *cough*shill*cough* Hope your spelling and grammar have improved since you wrote this. Seriously, there's plenty to criticize, and a great deal of it has to do with spreading the programming too thin to accommodate the seemingly endless rebranding, which isn't solely a Discovery Channel issue, BTW.PacificBoy 10:34, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Even if we say that is true, they have no place on a science channel. I personally am annoyed by the increase in amount of car themed shows with the introduction of discovery science, discocery civisation etc. --Armanalp (talk) 16:11, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

And thats why they have The Science Channel. Its a documentary channel anyways.Dvferret (talk) 01:58, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

I know that this section has not been edited in a while, but I also think that there should be a section on criticism over a decline in quality, as long as everything is sourced. Chris (talk) 22:32, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

SILENCE![edit]

  • What happened to Conspiracy of Silence? WizardDuck 20:47, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
I removed the sentence detailing Conspiracy of Silence as it was (and had remained) uncited for almost 1 year now. Do you have a citation?Jvandyke 05:52, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I'm dropping the whole issue. WizardDuck 23:20, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

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Cycling sponsorship drop[edit]

Just a note/reminder that at the end of this professional road cycling season (ending October 20 with Giro di Lombardia), the Discovery Channel will no longer be the title sponsor of the Capital Sports & Entertainment managed cycling team now known as "Discovery Channel." I am not removing/editing the information from the page at the moment as it is still current and correct, and the linked to "professional cycling team" WP page correctly notes the upcoming sponsorship drop. Ptrimby 05:53, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

New Commercial Song[edit]

Does anyone know what the song is for the latest Discovery ads that came with the April 2008 logo change? DY (talk) 01:57, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

I Love the World --Golf1052 (talk) 01:13, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Discovery Channel Radio[edit]

There is a link from List of Sirius Satellite Radio stations to here, but now there's no mention of radio on this page. Can it be added back, or should I remove the wikilink from the former? Perhaps some mention can be made that there was once a radio channel? Llamabr (talk) 13:49, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

RFID controversy[edit]

Removed this section because Adam Savage recanted. See: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/09/04/mythbusters-host-cre.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.117.5.88 (talk) 04:47, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

I again removed the controversy section for the above reason. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.117.5.88 (talk) 05:24, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

[edit]

The "logo" section makes my eyes cross. Honestly, there's virtually nothing in it that seems notable (the logo's font? really?) I'd like to just get rid of the whole thing. Any (sane) objections? PacificBoy 10:28, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Update?[edit]

"Discovery's announced plans for 2008 include a new series with Josh Bernstein, who left History Channel to join Discovery. Other announced series include Fight Quest, Smash Lab, and the fourth season of Deadliest Catch."

Let us know how that turns out since it is almost 2010 at the time of this post. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.185.70.110 (talk) 00:37, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

reality show[edit]

how to contact discovery channel to discuss starting a reality science project show? please e-mail leeman@live .com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.62.2.163 (talk) 19:31, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Current event: possibly its own article?[edit]

The hostage crisis - one so close to the nation's capital - and which put a lot of people at risk should have its own article. Agree/disagree? --Delta1989 (talk/contributions) 20:01, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

agree and it's already been done as it seems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Discovery_Communications_headquarters_hostage_crisis 173.217.183.224 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:30, 1 September 2010 (UTC).

This whole thing deserves maybe one or two sentences in this article. Remember, this is a large corporation. People go postal all the time. If you want a separate article, I won't get into that.

Edit request from Macsonn, 22 September 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} The link to the TV show life should go here

Macsonn (talk) 20:35, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. -- [[ axg ◉ talk ]] 21:01, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Poland in Polish only[edit]

It is not true that Discovery can be seen on Polish Cyfra Plus in English. It has been 2 years since is is available in Polish only. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.89.200.51 (talk) 07:25, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Crazy-long infobox[edit]

Whoever came up with the idea of adding channel numbers to the infobox needs to reexamine that decision. Discovery Channel is carried many, many more cable/fiber operators throughout the world. (Why is Alexandria, Minnesota or particular importance for instance?) Have mörser, will travel (talk) 08:29, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

i can give you information of making courunt — Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.223.17.66 (talk) 06:00, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Keep this timeless, please.[edit]

Lots of "new", "currently", "today" and such stuff. Most of it seems to mean "in 2007-08". See the difference? I've updated a couple of stats in History (the source links still work, just newer info) and reworded others. But for future reference (pun perhaps intended), all editors should avoid making statements that will be false tomorrow (and clean up what's already here). Thanks. InedibleHulk (talk) 06:04, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Family Friendly Shows[edit]

It would be great to have a list of shows/time blocks that are family friendly. It is disturbing to read that these are generally family friendly shows, but there are commercials about sex and "summer fun" "documentaries" playing during the times that Mythbusters is being played. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.253.93.89 (talk) 02:41, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

If it wasn't for sex, nobody would even have a family. I'm more worried about kids seeing the commercials about spending money on disposable crap they don't need. Not sure what "summer fun" is supposed to mean, but it sounds wholesome to me. "Family friendly" is a too vague and subjective a term for your proposal to work, I'm afraid. Everyone's got their own standards for their own families, so whose would we go by? InedibleHulk (talk) 03:00, 13 November 2012 (UTC)


Edit semi-protected[edit]

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. Vacation9 23:34, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

I was asking for the text from bellow to be added in the ”Controversy” section. It starts with the section title ”Romanian RCS&RDS”. It is risght bellow this message on the talk page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luci321 (talkcontribs) 13:35, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Done Vacation9 12:41, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Romanian RCS&RDS[edit]

In November 2012, the Romanian RCS&RDS, the biggest company of its kind on the internal market, interrupted its broadcasting of Discovery Communications channels, including Discovery Channel. The CEO of Discovery Communications Mark Hollinger sent a open letter in his attempt to counteract the action of RCS&RDS, attracting the attention to the negation of the alleged right of the viewer to choose the viewed channels [1]. In turn, RCS&RDS issued a press statement accusing of hypocrisy Hollinger′s discourse attentive at the needs of viewers and attracted attention to the fact that, during negotiations, „the main preoccupations of the Discovery representatives was maintaining as high as possible tarrifs and monetary gains” [2].

Based on this passage alone, I have absolutely no idea what this controversy is about. What is Romanian RCS&RDS? It says they are "the biggest company of its kind on the internal market", but doesn't say what that kind is, nor is there a link to a page that might explain. Maybe someone who knows what's going on here could elaborate a bit more?Sheriffjt (talk) 02:49, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Discovery channel deleted Messageboard forums.[edit]

Discovery channel has removed and deleted it's messageboards after many comments of staged acting in it's reality shows.--76.92.114.252 (talk) 19:40, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Discovery Channel Tamil[edit]

The Discovery Channel Tamil part of the International section is not written very well. It kind of looks like it was written using Google Translate.

Cases3 (talk) 17:59, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, that's pretty bad. I'll give it a go, but I can't work miracles. InedibleHulk (talk) 20:26, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Link to TBS[edit]

In the line about being the 2nd-most widely distributed channel, the link to TBS links to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Broadcasting_System a conglomerate corporation, rather than the channel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TBS_(TV_channel)

I'd have fixed it myself, but the page is protected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.34.247.101 (talk) 18:34, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done For future reference {{edit semi-protected}} can be used for these kinds of requests. BryanG (talk) 05:48, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Fix typos[edit]

please fix all typos 65.175.134.44 (talk) 13:12, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --ElHef (Meep?) 13:25, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Shark controversy[edit]

How about this for the controversy section? Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 14:24, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia is owned by the corporations now, right? What else explains why the page is protected and why Disoovery Channel's use of faked footage not being included under controversies? Time for a new, open, non-bogus encylopedia free from corporate manipulation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.46.193.216 (talk) 12:40, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Discovery Channel Is No Longer a "Science, Technology and History" Channel[edit]

The opening of this article is no longer accurate (has not been for a long time). The opening erroneously states that the Discovery Channel "provides documentary television programming focused primarily on popular science, technology and history."

It has really turned into a variety channel with a lot of reality shows about rednecks, as well as a show or two about people building motorcycles. Along with this programming there is still some science, some technology and some history. The opening of the article should reflect this reality.

A good additional section might be use the many citations available from credible sources complaining how the Discovery Channel has been "dumbed down" along with mention of the specific executives who have been instrumental in gutting the original mission of the channel.

209.118.141.26 (talk) 23:09, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Those shows about rednecks, motorcycles, Amish tattoo parlors or finding pageant toddlers in abandoned storage units technically deal with American history. It's just recent history. No objection to addressing how dumb it's become, if the sources are fit. InedibleHulk (talk) 22:05, December 27, 2013 (UTC)

Need to Add "Mega Builders" to the "Programing" session[edit]

Someone who can edit the article need to add "Mega Builders" article to the "Programing" session. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bnsf4723 (talkcontribs) 23:28, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 March 2014[edit]

ssssssssssssss (talk) 11:40, 14 March 2014 (UTC) Please add Magic of Science to the list of programs.

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. * "...must be followed by a complete and specific description of the request, that is, specify what text should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it." — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 12:00, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 March 2014[edit]

In the Controversies section, Giant Sharks subsection, it is stated that Discovery Channel released a film in August 2014. 2014 needs to be changed to 2013 because the film was released in August 2013, as well as August 2014 has not yet happened. Pillowpantz (talk) 23:58, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - I've also changed the external links in this paragraph to references - Arjayay (talk) 16:00, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Why other show not listed in wikipedia[edit]

Their are some program in Discovery Channel Asia Pacific Network are not listed in discovery channel article page. maybe this is a U.S version of discovery channel, but there are some program that are not show in other discovery regional network affliate Wikirenzon (talk) 15:18, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

for admin, you must be add "Manhunt with Joel Lambert" to the programs list. and also those programs that are not listed. please check and visit: http://www.discoverychannelasia.com/shows/

External Links[edit]

Add item "Discovery Ukraine" to "External Links" ( *''[http://www.discoverychannel.ua/ Discovery Ukraine]'' ). I haven`t necessary permissions for this. Thanks. DEngine86 (talk) 22:12, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://economie.hotnews.ro/stiri-media_publicitate-13718443-scrisoare-deschisa-din-partea-ceo-discovery-networks-catre-telespectatorii-romani-suntem-indignati-ceea-intampla-motiv-pentru-care-demarat-discutiile-autoritatile-din-romania-uniunea-europeana.htm
  2. ^ http://www.rcs-rds.ro/comunicat?id=271