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Discovery Science
Discovery Science logo.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast area
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Timeshift serviceDiscovery Science +1
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentWarner Bros. Discovery EMEA
Sister channels
Launched1 October 1998; 25 years ago (1998-10-01)
Closed9 March 2022; 2 years ago (2022-03-09) (Russia)
5 January 2024; 5 months ago (2024-01-05) (Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey)
26 February 2024; 3 months ago (2024-02-26) (France)
Replaced byTLC (France)
Former names
  • Discovery Sci-Trek (1997–2003)
  • Discovery Science Channel (2003–2008)

Discovery Science is a pay television network, operated by Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA. It targets several European countries' television markets. It primarily features programming in the fields of space, technology and science. The channel originally launched as Discovery Sci-Trek. Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled or dubbed. It is available through numerous subscription services across Europe. In some countries the advertisement and the announcements between programs are localized.

Discovery Science, alongside DTX, ceased broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East on 5 January 2024. The channel started to be removed from the TV operators from 1 January 2024.[1][2][3][4] However, the channel continues to broadcast in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, the Nordic region and the Netherlands.


On 19 August 1998, Discovery announced they would launch several new digital channels to coincide with the launch of Sky Digital platform, one of which would be Discovery Sci-Trek, a UK version of the Discovery Science Channel in the United States. However, despite early plans to launch it under the US name, the channel went on air as Discovery Sci-Trek on 1 October 1998.[5]

The channel later saw launches in other European countries, and eventually the channel rebranded as the Discovery Science Channel on 1 April 2003.[6][7]

In April 2008, the channel's name was shortened to simply Discovery Science, which was followed by the launch of a one-hour timeshift service on 21 April 2008 in the United Kingdom, located on Sky 549, which replaced a placeholder 90-minute timeshift of Discovery Channel, known as Discovery +1.5.[8]

On 24 January 2013, Discovery channels returned on Numericable in France.[9] In December 2016, Altice acquired an exclusivity agreement with NBCUniversal and Discovery Networks.[10][11] Discovery Channel, Discovery Science and Investigation Discovery were removed from Canal+ on 17 January 2017.[12] The channel (along with Discovery Channel) had high shares (0,5% in 2014, 0,4% in 2016[13]) before have been removed from Canal+.[14]

On 9 March 2022, Discovery Inc. closed Discovery Science in Russia due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.[15]

In February 2024, it was announced that the channel would be replaced by TLC in France from 26 February 2024.[16]



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 had 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.



  • CAI Harderwijk (Netherlands): Channel 135
  • Caiway (Netherlands): Channel 111
  • Citycable (Switzerland): Channel 81
  • DELTA (Netherlands): Channel 352
  • Kabel Noord (Netherlands): Channel 255
  • SFR (France): Channel 41
  • Stichting Kabelnet Veendam (Netherlands): Channel 76
  • UPC (Poland): Channel 377
  • UPC (Romania): Channel 308
  • UPC (Switzerland): Channel 179 (Romandy), Channel 479 (German Swiss) and Channel 679 (Ticino)
  • Virgin Media (Ireland): Channel 211
  • Virgin Media (UK): Channel 179 and Channel 379 (+1)
  • WightFibre (UK): Channel 77
  • Ziggo (Netherlands): Channel 202




  • Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland): Channel 127
  • OSN (MENA): Channel 504
  • Platforma Canal+ (Poland): Channel 77
  • Sky (Italy): Channel 405
  • Sky (UK): Channel 167 and Channel 267 (+1)
  • Sky (Ireland): Channel 167 and Channel 267 (+1)
  • StarSat (South Africa): Channel 663
  • Zuku TV (Kenya): Channel 415

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  1. ^ "Intrekking toestemming Discovery Science – pan regional (12 omroepdiensten)" [Withdrawal of permission for Discovery Science – pan regional (12 broadcasting services)] (in Dutch). Commissariaat voor de Media. 9 November 2023. Archived from the original on 5 January 2024. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  2. ^ "Lietuvoje nebebus transliuojami "Discovery Science" ir DTX kanalai" [Discovery Science and DTX channels will no longer be broadcast in Lithuania]. delfi.lt (in Lithuanian). Delfi. 6 September 2023. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Hamarosan eltűnik két tévécsatorna a magyar kínálatból (Frissített!)" [Two TV channels will soon disappear from the Hungarian subscription]. 9 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Discovery Science и DTX прекратят вещание в Украине" [Discovery Science and DTX ceases broadcasting in Ukraine]. mediasat.info (in Russian). Mediasat. 15 September 2023. Retrieved 6 October 2023.
  5. ^ "Discovery unveils digital TV nets". 19 August 1998.
  6. ^ "Discovery Sci-Trek Change Log". KingOfSat. 1 April 2003.
  7. ^ "Discovery Science Channel Change Log". KingOfSat. 1 April 2003.
  8. ^ Analoguesat (21 April 2008). "Discovery Science +1 28E". Satellites.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Discovery Channel HD et Discovery Science HD reprises sur Numericable à partir du 24 janvier | Offremedia". offremedia.com (in French). 23 January 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  10. ^ "SFR s'offre Discovery et NBCUniversal en exclu". CB News (in French). 7 December 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  11. ^ "SFR vole l'exclusivité de nombreuses chaînes (Discovery, 13è Rue, Syfy...) à Canal+, et à la Freebox !". Freenews (in French). 8 December 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Les chaînes Discovery ne sont déjà plus accessibles pour les abonnés Freebox Révolution avec TV by Canal". Univers Freebox (in French). 12 January 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  13. ^ "L'audience des chaînes sur le câble, le satellite et la TV par ADSL Du 28 décembre 2015 au 12 juin 2016" (PDF). 2 July 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 June 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  14. ^ "L'audience s'effondre pour les chaînes Discovery, qui ont quitté Canal et la Freebox Révolution pour être reprises en exclu par SFR". Univers Freebox (in French). 12 July 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  15. ^ "WarnerMedia and Discovery join the stampede of businesses leaving Russia". CNN. 9 March 2022.
  16. ^ "WBD launching TLC in France". 15 February 2024. Retrieved 15 February 2024.

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