Discovery Science (TV channel)
|Launched||20 July 1997|
|Network||Discovery Networks Western Europe
Discovery Networks CEEMEA
|Owned by||Discovery Networks EMEA (Discovery Communications)|
|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV (PAL)|
0.02% (+1) (July 2015 , BARB)
Dubbed: Bulgarian, Czech, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Turkish
|Broadcast area||Europe, Middle East, Africa|
|Formerly called||Discovery Sci-Trek (1997-2003)
Discovery Science Channel (2003-2008)
|Sister channel(s)||Animal Planet
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Travel & Living Europe
Discovery Travel & Living Italy
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Real Time Italy
TLC UK and Ireland
|Timeshift service||Discovery Science +1|
|StarSat (South Africa)||Channel 525
|Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)||Channel 77|
|nc+ (Poland)||Channel 79|
|Videocon d2h (India)||Channel 607|
|Sky (UK & Ireland)||Channel 525
Channel 557 (+1)
|Canalsat (France)||Channels 85 & 551 (HD)|
|OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
|Channel 204 (HD)|
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 202|
|CAIW (Netherlands)||Channel 111|
|Virgin Media (UK)||Channel 259
Channel 260 (+1)
|Smallworld Cable (UK)||Channel 259
Channel 260 (+1)
|UPC Ireland||Channel 211|
|UPC Polska||Channel 377|
|WightFibre (UK)||Channel 77|
|Kabel Noord (Netherlands)||Channel 255|
|Delta NV (Netherlands)||Channel 352|
|CAI Harderwijk (Netherlands)||Channel 135|
|Stichting Kabelnet Veendam (Netherlands)||Channel 76|
|Numericable (France)||Channel 137 (SD/HD)|
|Glashart Media (Netherlands)||Channel 64|
|KPN (Netherlands)||Channel 108|
|MaxTV (Croatia)||Channel 107|
|MaxTV (Macedonia)||Channel 106|
|Canalsat (France)||Channel 85 (SD/HD)
Channel 551 (HD)
|Horizon||Horizon.tv (Netherlands only)
Horizon.tv (Ireland only)
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
Discovery Science is a European television channel which features programming in the fields of space, technology and science. The channel originally launched as Discovery Sci-Trek, which focused on science fiction. Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled or dubbed. It is available through numerous satellite, cable, terrestrial and IPTV distributors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In some countries the advertisement and the announcements between programs are localized.
The channel launched as the Discovery Sci-Trek Channel in 1998, initially focusing on science fiction programming.
A move away from this format to more general science programming came with the channel rebranding itself as the Discovery Science Channel on 1 April 2003. Later on, the name was shortened to just 'Discovery Science'.
A 1 hour timeshift channel of Discovery Science launched in the UK and Ireland on Monday 21 April 2008 on Sky 549, which replaced a 90 minute timeshift of Discovery Channel, known as Discovery +1.5.
- Beyond Tomorrow
- Building the Ultimate
- Extreme Engineering
- Food Factory
- How It's Made
- How Do They Do It?
- How Machines Work
- Invention Nation
- Race to Mars
- Raging Planet
- Rough Science
- Ten Ways
- The Big Experiment
- Through the Wormhole
- Universe (narrated by John Hurt)
- The Gadget Show
Throughout its life as the Discovery Sci-Trek Channel, the channel used an image of the rings of Saturn as its logo and in idents. When relaunching as the Discovery Science Channel, it became a stylised molecule, with the Discovery Channel globe as one of its atoms.
Since then, the channel has followed its United States counterpart The Science Channel, currently known as 'Science', in logo trends. In March 2008, Discovery Science adopted a modified version of the periodic table logo used from 2007, and in 2012, the channel adopted the new 'Morph' logo introduced in 2011.
Modified version of the Science Channel logo, used from 2008 to 2012.
Current logo - a modified version of the current Science logo.
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