Discovery World (European TV channel)

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Discovery World
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Launched1 October 1998; 21 years ago (1998-10-01)
NetworkDiscovery EMEA
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format576i 16:9 SDTV
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast area
Previously:
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Formerly calledDiscovery Civilisation Channel (1998-2008)
Replaced by
Sister channel(s)
Availability
Cable
Ziggo NetherlandsChannel 203
Caiway NetherlandsChannel 112
Kabel Noord NetherlandsChannel 254
CAI Harderwijk NetherlandsChannel 134
Stichting Kabelnet Veendam NetherlandsChannel 75
IPTV
KPN NetherlandsChannel 84
T-Mobile NetherlandsChannel 63
Tele2 NetherlandsChannel 206
Streaming media
Ziggo GO NetherlandsZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

Discovery World is a European pay television channel which features programming in the fields of travel, culture and history. 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.

History[edit]

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]

In 2013, the channel got replaced by Discovery Turbo Xtra in Central and Eastern Europe. On 31 March 2016, the channel got replaced by Discovery Family in Africa and the Middle East.[5] The network has closed down in Italy,[6] Portugal[7] and Scandinavia.[8]

Programming[edit]

References[edit]

  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.
  5. ^ "DStv replaces Discovery World with Discovery Family". Telecompaper. March 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "Change Log Discovery World Italia". KingOfSat.net. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Change Log Discovery World Portugal". KingOfSat.net. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Change Log Discovery World Nordic". KingOfSat.net. Retrieved 22 September 2019.

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