Discovery World (European TV channel)

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Discovery World
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Launched1 October 1998; 20 years ago (1998-10-01)
NetworkDiscovery EMEA
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format576i 16:9 SDTV
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaNordic countries, Netherlands, Belgium
HeadquartersLondon, UK
Formerly calledDiscovery Civilisation Channel (1998-2008)
Replaced byDTX (Eastern Europe)
Discovery Family (Middle East and Africa)
Sister channel(s)Animal Planet
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
DMAX Spain
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Turbo
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
Fine Living
Food Network
Investigation Discovery
TLC Netherlands
Travel Channel
OSN (MENA)Channel 502 (SD)
Ziggo NetherlandsChannel 203
CAIW NetherlandsChannel 112
Kabel Noord NetherlandsChannel 254
Delta NV NetherlandsChannel 353
CAI Harderwijk NetherlandsChannel 134
Stichting Kabelnet Veendam NetherlandsChannel 75
Glashart Media NetherlandsChannel 63
KPN NetherlandsChannel 110
Streaming media
Ziggo (Netherlands only)

Discovery World is a European pay television channel which features programming in the fields of travel, culture and history, currently broadcasting in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Belgium. Discovery World offers a mix of history, culture, real-life stories, investigation, mystery shows, factual series and documentaries. Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled. In some countries the advertisements and announcements between programs are localized.


In Europe the channel started as Discovery Civilisation, also called Discovery Civilisation Channel, in the UK the 1 October 1998, alongside the Sky Digital's launch and later followed by other European countries.[1] Discovery Civilisation focused on history-related programs. On 18 April 2008 the channel changed its name into Discovery World and extended its program lineup to also include programs about culture, crime and "mysterious phenomena".[2][3][4]



  1. ^ "Which TV channels were on sky digital at launch ?". Digital Spy Forums. January 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "DNI Fast Facts: EMEA" (PDF). Discovery Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
  3. ^ "Kanalbyte hos Discovery". Resumé. April 18, 2008. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008.
  4. ^ Jan-Hein Visser (April 17, 2008). "Discovery Civilisation wordt Discovery World". Totaal TV.

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