Discovery Channel Germany
|Discovery Channel Germany|
|Launched||August 26, 1996|
|Owned by||Discovery Networks CEEMEA|
|Audience share||0.1% (March 2017KEK),|
|UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)||Channel 164 (HD)|
|Telekom Entertain (Germany)||Channel 247 (SD/HD)|
It was launched on August 26, 1996 on the DF1 satellite platform. Back then, the channel was a joint-venture between Kirch Media and Discovery Communications. After DF1 merged with Premiere World in 1999, it remained on the new Premiere platform.
Kirch Media went bankrupt in 2002 and Discovery Communications subsequently became the sole owner of the channel.
Discovery Channel was exclusively available through Premiere until 2009, when a new agreement was entered between Premiere and Discovery. The new contract allows the Discovery Channel to broadcast from other providers from July 1 and means that Animal Planet and Discovery Geschichte would disappear from Premiere.