Discovery Asia

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Discovery Asia
Discovery asia.jpg
Launched February 2005 (South Korea)
April 2005 (India)
December 2005 (Japan)
Owned by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Country Singapore
Language English, Hindi language,Tamil language
Broadcast area Asia-Pacific
Headquarters 3 Changi Business Park Vista, Singapore
Formerly called Discovery HD (2005-2010)
Discovery HD World (2010-2017)
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil, Animal Planet, Eve, TLC, DMAX, Discovery Kids, Discovery Science
Website Official website
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 242
Foxtel HD+ (Australia) Channel 232
DishHD (Taiwan) Channel 6200
SkyLife (South Korea) Channel 83
Tata Sky (India) Channel 713
Sun Direct (India) Channel 964
Airtel digital TV (India) Channel 338
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 571
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 555
Reliance (India) Channel 558
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 114
Channel 354
Channel 117
Dish Home
Channel 960
Channel 271
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 232
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 164
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 164 (HD Digital)
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 363
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 461
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Channel 251
SCTV (Vietnam) Channel 225
VTVcab (Vietnam) Channel 83 (HD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 408
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 208 (HD)
Chunghwa Telecom MOD (Taiwan) Channel 253 (HD)
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 204 (HD)

Discovery Asia (formerly as Discovery HD World) is a satellite and cable TV subscription channel that features Asian related documentaries and asia-original programming. It is operated by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of Discovery Communications Inc. and available in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Discovery Asia is broadcast in HD 1080i with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.[1] Before February 2017, Discovery Asia was known as Discovery HD World.


In 2005, Discovery Network Asia-Pacific launched Discovery HD (now Discovery HD World), the first high-definition channel in Asia. It became available in South Korea in February, and in Japan in December. On April 1, 2010, Discovery HD was rebranded to Discovery HD World. The service broadcast area is different from its Canadian counterpart, Discovery World HD. Back in 2002, Discovery Communications launched Discovery HD Theater in the United States. Discovery Communications also offers high-definition services to its sister channel, namely, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil,Animal Planet, TLC, Science Channel and Planet Green. In Asia, it launched three high-definition channels, Discovery HD (now Discovery HD World), Animal Planet HD and TLC HD. In October 2008, Discovery Channel HD was launched in Japan. In February 2010, Discovery HD World India was launched with customized programming in English, Hindi and Tamil.[2]

Corporate governance[edit]


  • Tom Keaveny, Executive Vice President and Managing Director
  • Mandy Pattinson, Senior Vice President and General Manager (Australasia)
  • Fang Chang, Senior Vice President and General Manager (China)
  • Rahul Johri, Senior Vice President and General Manager (India)
  • Louis Boswell, Senior Vice President and General Manager (Japan)
  • Tommy Lin, Senior Vice President and General Manager (North Asia)
  • Kevin Dickie, Senior Vice President and General Manager (Southeast Asia)
  • Shitiz Jain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Asia-Pacific)
  • Charles Yap, Vice President, Communications
  • Karen Cheah, Vice President, Creative Services
  • Alice Foo, Vice President, Human Resource
  • SeowSi Chin, Vice President, Legal Affairs
  • Magdalene Ng, Vice President, Marketing (Asia-Pacific)
  • Li Lee Cheong, Senior Vice President, Sales, Planning & Operations
  • Charmaine Kwan, Vice President, Programming
  • Vikram Channa, VP, Production (Asia-Pacific)
  • Julie Petersen, Vice President, Research
  • Victor Tai, Director, IT[3]

List of series[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CASBAA Member News, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  2. ^ Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Corporate News
  3. ^ Corporate Directory[permanent dead link]

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