Discovery Science (European TV channel)
Discovery Science is a pay television channel, operated by Discovery EMEA, 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.
|Launched||1 October 1998|
|Owned by||Discovery, Inc.|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
0.03% (+1) (April 2017 , BARB)
|Timeshift service||Discovery Science +1|
|StarSat (South Africa)||Channel 525|
|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)|
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 202 (HD)|
|Caiway (Netherlands)||Channel 111 (HD)|
|Virgin Media (UK)||Channel 252|
Channel 260 (+1)
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 211|
|UPC Polska||Channel 377|
|WightFibre (UK)||Channel 77|
|Kabel Noord (Netherlands)||Channel 255|
|DELTA (Netherlands)||Channel 352|
|CAI Harderwijk (Netherlands)||Channel 135|
|Stichting Kabelnet Veendam (Netherlands)||Channel 76|
|Numericable (France)||Channel 137 (SD/HD)|
|UPC Romania||Channel 308|
|KPN (Netherlands)||Channel 83 (HD)|
|T-Mobile (Netherlands)||Channel 64 (HD)|
|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|
|Tele2 (Netherlands)||Channel 207|
|Ziggo GO (Netherlands)||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
|Horizon||Horizon.tv (Ireland only)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
The channel launched in the UK & Ireland as the Discovery Sci-Trek on 1 October 1998, later followed by other European countries, with the channel rebranding itself as the Discovery Science Channel on 1 April 2003. 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.
- Beyond Tomorrow
- Building the Ultimate
- Burn Notice
- Extreme Engineering
- Food Factory
- How It's Made
- How Do They Do It?
- How Machines Work
- Invention Nation
- Mad About You
- Race to Mars
- Raging Planet
- Rough Science
- Ten Ways
- The Big Experiment
- Through the Wormhole
- Universe (narrated by John Hurt)
- The Gadget Show
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.
- "Discovery Sci-Trek Change Log". KingOfSat. 1 April 2003.
- "Discovery Science Channel Change Log". KingOfSat. 1 April 2003.
- Analoguesat (21 April 2008). "Discovery Science +1 28E". Satellites.co.uk.