Discovery Turbo

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Discovery Turbo
Discovery Turbo logo
Launched 19 May 2005
(Portugal and Latin America)
1 March 2007
(United Kingdom)
September 22, 2008
(Asia and Australia)
September 11, 2015
Closed 7 July 2014
(Asia except Australia)
4 August 2014
(Portugal) [1]
Owned by Discovery Networks Western Europe
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.11% (July 2015 (2015-07), BARB)
Formerly called Discovery Wings
Discovery Kids
Replaced by DMAX Asia
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
(UK and Ireland)
Channel 524
DirecTV Channel 736
Movistar Colombia
Channel 360
Sky Italia (Italy) Channel 704
Virgin Media
Channel 261
Smallworld Cable
Channel 261
Channel 81
Channel 634 (Discovery Turbo MAX, HD Digital)
Channel 635 (Discovery Turbo MAX +2, HD Digital)
Conexion digital express
(Bogotá and Kennedy, Colombia)
Channel 49 (Digital)
HV televisión
(Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia)
Channel 42 (Digital)
FJ CableTV Bogotá Fibra Optica
Channel 95 (Digital - Standard and Premium)
Channel 111 (Digital)
Claro Colombia
Channel 313 (Digital)
Claro TV
(Dominican Republic)
Channel 310
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Discovery Turbo (previously known as Discovery Turbo MAX in Australia) is a television channel devoted to programming about transport.


It launched on 1 March 2007, replacing Discovery Wings and Discovery Kids.[1]

The original logo from March 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011 for UK and Latin America except in Asia and Australia on July 7, 2014.

It also launched in Asia and Australia in 2008, available formerly on SelecTV until the closure of its English service in late 2010.[2][3]

It was officially announced that Discovery Turbo Asia ends its broadcast on July 7, 2014 at 5:59 am as rebranded to DMAX Asia starting at 6:00 am as the same day.

It was also briefly available as an on-demand service in the US in the late 2000s.

Discovery Turbo in Australia[edit]

In Australia, the channel is known as Discovery Turbo, with similar branding and content to other Discovery Turbo channels around the world. It launched on 15 November 2009. It also has a timeshift channel called Discovery Turbo +2, which is simply are two hour delayed version of the main channel. It is exclusively available to Foxtel subscribers.

Discovery Turbo Xtra in Europe[edit]

In Europe, the channel is known as Discovery Turbo Xtra, with similar branding and content to other Discovery Turbo channels around the world. It launched on 17 September 2013 in Poland, replaced Discovery World, and later roll-out in Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Programmes on Discovery Turbo[edit]

U.K. and Ireland[edit]

Asia (2008–2014) and Australia[edit]

Latin America[edit]

  • A Bike is Born
  • American Chopper
  • American Hot Rod
  • Auto Trader
  • Beetle Crisis
  • Campervan Crisis
  • Chasing Classic Cars
  • Concorde: The Final Flight
  • Destroyed in Seconds
  • The Detonators
  • Engineering Le Mans
  • Extreme Machines
  • Firepower
  • Flight Deck
  • Flying Heavy Metal
  • Futureweapons
  • The Garage
  • The Great Biker Build-Off
  • The Greatest Ever
  • Hard Shine
  • Heartland Thunder
  • Hyperspeed
  • Kit Car Crisis
  • Los CARvotta
  • Marine Machines
  • Mark Williams On The Rails
  • Martin Shaw: Aviators
  • Monster Garage
  • Overhaulin'
  • Racer Girls
  • Robocars
  • Sunrides Earth
  • Trainspotting
  • Trains With Pete Waterman
  • Ultimate Biker Challenge
  • Ultimate Car Build-Off
  • Vroom Vroom
  • Warbots
  • Weaponology
  • Weaponizers
  • Weeeee Cars
  • Weird Wheels
  • What's My Car Worth?
  • Wheeler Dealers
  • World's Biggest Airliner: Building The Airbus A380
  • Wrecks to Riches


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Discovery Goes Into Turbo Mode!". MediaWeek. 7 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Addington, Tim (15 March 2007). "SelecTV adds five Discovery channels to platform". B&T Weekly. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Chessell, James (20 August 2010). "Bruce Gordon's SelecTV to make changes". The Australian. Retrieved 20 August 2010.  |section= ignored (help)