Discovery (Dutch TV channel)
|Owned by||Discovery, Inc.|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Audience share||1.5% (2018, SKO)|
|Slogan||Make Your World Bigger|
|Formerly called||Discovery Channel|
|Replaced||Discovery Channel Europe (1989-2003)|
|Digitenne||Channel 16 (HD)|
|Canal Digitaal||Channel 44 (SD)|
|Joyne||Channel 16 (HD)|
|Ziggo||Channel 17 (HD)|
Channel 938 (SD)
|Caiway||Channel 15 (HD)|
|DELTA||Channel 23 (HD)|
|Kabel Noord||Channel 250 (HD)|
|KPN||Channel 15 (HD)|
|T-Mobile||Channel 61 (HD)|
|Tele2||Channel 20 (HD)|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
Cable television is widely available in the Netherlands, and Discovery is available on virtually every platform. It has enjoyed relatively high ratings for several years; in 2018 it had 1.5 percent share of all viewing.
Discovery Channel launched in Europe in April 1989.
The Dutch Discovery distinguishes itself from other versions by having broadcast live sports events. In late November 2008 it broadcast three matches from the Eredivisie that resulted in high ratings. These matches were seen by 805,000 viewers.
In August 2009 the channel switched to the 16:9 widescreen format.
Animal Planet, Eurosport 1, Investigation Discovery and TLC are also widely available. Eurosport 2, Discovery World and Discovery Science are available as well, but they are only distributed as part of bonus packages.
- "Discovery Channel - Factsheet 2009" (PDF). Discovery Networks Benelux.[permanent dead link]
- Chalaby, Jean K. (2009). Transnational Television in Europe: Reconfiguring Global Communications Networks. I.B.Tauris. p. 31. ISBN 9780857717474.
- "Eredivisie voetbal eenmalig een weekend lang live te zien op Discovery Channel" (PDF). Discovery Networks Benelux. November 18, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 24, 2011.
- "Historisch aantal kijkers voetbalweekend op Discovery Channel" (PDF). Discovery Networks Benelux. December 1, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 24, 2011.
- "Historisch aantal kijkers voetbalweekend op Discovery Channel". Nederlands MediaNetwerk. December 1, 2008.
- "Discovery Channel voortaan in breedbeeld". August 19, 2009.
- Jarco Kriek (April 29, 2012). "Discovery HD bij UPC van start". Totaal TV.
- Discovery NL from Discovery Networks Benelux