Travel Channel (International)

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Travel Channel
Travel Channel Logo
Launched 1994
Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive
Picture format 576i, 16:9 (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share UK:
~0.0% (+1) (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)
Broadcast area EMEA, Asia, Pacific
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Timeshift service Travel Channel +1
Freeview (UK) Channel 42
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 249
Channel 251 (+1)
Freesat (UK) Channel 150
Channel 152 (+1)
Astra 2F/Eutelsat 28A 12552 V 22000 5/6
11261 H 27500 2/3 (+1)
DigitAlb (Albania) Channel 12
OTE TV (Greece) Channel 407
NOVA Greece (Greece) Channel 405
DStv (South Africa) Channel 179
SKY TV (New Zealand) Channel 025
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Coming Soon
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 230
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 572 (HD) (Coming Soon)
UPC Netherlands (Netherlands) Horizon
Channel 313 (SD/HD)
Channel 313 (SD)
Channel 96 (HD)
Smallworld Cable (UK) Channel 220
Channel 221 (+1)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 473
WightFibre (UK) Channel 22 (+1)
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 288
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 82 (Digital)
Channel 201 (HD)[1]
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 82 (Digital)
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 322
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 253
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 53
OTE TV (Greece) Channel 407
UniFi (Malaysia) Channel 621
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 253
Optus TV with Fetch (Australia) Channel 133
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Travel Channel is an American-owned, British satellite television channel, transmitting 24 hours a day in 21 languages across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. It is operated by Travel Channel International Limited (TCI) – a company headquartered in London. Knoxville, Tennessee-based Scripps Networks Interactive acquired Travel Channel International Limited in May 2012.[2]


Travel Channel logo used until 25 March 2013

The channel mainly airs programming involving travel, such as guides to holiday planning, and traditional documentary programming about destinations, cuisine, culture, nature and shopping, along with other types of travel such as backpacking, culinary tourism, ecotourism and luxury tourism.

Travel Channel was launched in 1994 and it uses 20 satellite feeds to reach over 850 cable, satellite and IPTV platforms in 125 territories. A second sister channel, Travel Channel 2 launched on Sky Digital on 11 February 2008 but closed on 2 March 2009 when the EPG slot was sold to Style Network.

Travel Channel International began to offer their high definition channel, Travel Channel HD, throughout Europe on 15 November 2010 and consequently Asia. The UK Travel Channel currently doesn't carry an HD simulcast.

On 25 March 2013, Travel Channel received refreshed branding, with an overhaul of its scheduling and programming.[3] This was followed by a launch on the UK free-to-air platform, Freesat, on 2 April 2013.[4]

TCI operates the following channels:

  • Travel Channel HD (EMEA, HD)
  • Travel Channel (EMEA, SD)
  • Travel Channel (UK, SD)
  • Travel Channel (Germany, SD)
  • Travel Channel (Asia, SD/HD simulcast)
  • Travel Channel (New Zealand, SD)
  • Retail Therapy TV (UK, SD)


Current Programmes[edit]

  • America's Darkest Secrets Declassified
  • Angry Planet
  • Baggage Battles
  • Cruise Today
  • Cruising the Amazon
  • Cruising the South China Sea
  • Cruising the Spirit of Adventure
  • Cruising to the Northern Lights
  • Distant Shores
  • Essential…
  • Flavours of Greece
  • Flavours Of Mexico
  • Flavours of Scotland
  • Flavours of South Africa
  • Floyd Uncorked
  • Food Tripper
  • Gem Hunt
  • Globe Trekker
  • Going South
  • Ghost Adventures
  • Great Scenic Railway Journeys
  • How to Holiday Greener
  • Indian Times
  • Inside Luxury Travel
  • It's a Woman's World
  • Journey into Wine
  • Julian & Camilla's World Odyssey
  • Magic Man
  • Megalopolis
  • Monumental Mysteries
  • People of the Sea
  • Planet Food
  • Planet Sports
  • Sophie Grigson In Thailand
  • Swiss Railway Journeys
  • The Blue Continent
  • The Ethical Hedonist
  • The Path To Shaolin
  • The Skinny Dip
  • The Thirsty Traveller
  • Third Class Traveller
  • Trabant Trek
  • Travel Today
  • Wild Camping
  • Wild Carpathia
  • Word Travels
  • World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides


  1. ^ "New Channels on SkyCable.", SkyCable, Philippines, 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Scripps buys Travel Channel Int'l". C21Media. 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Travel Channel unveils new look". imediamonkey. 25 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Travel Channel launches on Freesat". imediamonkey. 2 April 2013. 

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