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.

Discovery Science
Launched1 October 1998 (1998-10-01)
NetworkDiscovery EMEA
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience shareUK:
0.03% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Broadcast area
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Formerly called
  • Discovery Sci-Trek (1997-2003)
  • Discovery Science Channel (2003-2008)
Sister channel(s)
Timeshift serviceDiscovery Science +1
StarSat (South Africa)Channel 525
Channel 302
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 IrelandChannel 211
UPC PolskaChannel 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 RomaniaChannel 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
Streaming media
Ziggo GO (Netherlands) (Europe only) (Ireland only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch 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,[1] with the channel rebranding itself as the Discovery Science Channel on 1 April 2003.[2][3] 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.[4]



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.

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