Discovery Science (European TV channel)

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Discovery Science
Launched1 October 1998; 20 years ago (1998-10-01)
NetworkDiscovery Networks International
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience shareUK:
0.07%
0.03% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
LanguageEnglish
Dubbed: Bulgarian, Czech, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Turkish
Broadcast areaEurope, Middle East, Africa
HeadquartersLondon, UK
Warsaw, Poland
Formerly calledDiscovery Sci-Trek (1997-2003)
Discovery Science Channel (2003-2008)
Sister channel(s)Animal Planet
Discovery
Discovery HD
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
Discovery MAX
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Turbo
Discovery World
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
Fine Living
Food Network
Investigation Discovery
Quest
Quest Red
Real Time Italy
TLC Netherlands
TLC Poland
TLC (Romania)
TLC UK and Ireland
Travel Channel
Timeshift serviceDiscovery Science +1
Availability
Satellite
StarSat (South Africa)Channel 525
Channel 302
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)Channel 77
nc+ (Poland)Channel 79
Videocon d2h (India)Channel 607
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 167
Channel 267 (+1)
Canalsat (France)Channels 85 & 551 (HD)
OSN (MENA)Channel 504 (HD)
Cable
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 202 (HD)
CAIW (Netherlands)Channel 111
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 259
Channel 260 (+1)
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 211
UPC PolskaChannel 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)
UPC RomaniaChannel 308
IPTV
Glashart Media (Netherlands)Channel 64
KPN (Netherlands)Channel 108
Max TV (Macedonia)Channel 106
Canalsat (France)Channel 85 (SD/HD)
Channel 551 (HD)
VMedia (Canada)Channel 87 (HD)
BT TV (UK)Channel 336
Plusnet (UK)Channel 336
eir Vision (Ireland)Channel 525
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)
HorizonHorizon.tv (Ireland only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

Discovery Science is a pay television network, a subsidiary of American Discovery Networks International, 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, the Middle East and Africa. In some countries the advertisement and the announcements between programs are localized.

History[edit]

The channel launched in the UK & Ireland as the Discovery Sci-Trek on 1 October 1998, later followed by other European countries,[1] with the channel rebranding itself as the Discovery Science Channel on 1 April 2003.[2][3] 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 placeholder 90-minute timeshift of Discovery Channel, known as Discovery +1.5.[4]

Programming[edit]

Logos[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://variety.com/1998/tv/news/discovery-unveils-digital-tv-nets-1117479609/
  2. ^ "Discovery Sci-Trek Change Log". KingOfSat. 1 April 2003.
  3. ^ "Discovery Science Channel Change Log". KingOfSat. 1 April 2003.
  4. ^ Analoguesat (21 April 2008). "Discovery Science +1 28E". Satellites.co.uk.

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