Discovery Home & Health (British and Irish TV channel)

Discovery Home & Health is a television channel. It was launched on 1 July 2000 as part of the Discovery Channel's bouquet of channels, as Discovery Health, following a similar format to the American channel of the same name.

Discovery Home & Health
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Launched1 July 2000
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format576i 16:9 SDTV
Audience share0.02%
0.01% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Formerly calledDiscovery Health (2000–2005)
Sister channel(s)Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery History
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Turbo
Food Network
Investigation Discovery
Quest Red
Travel Channel
Timeshift serviceDiscovery Home & Health +1
SkyChannel 177
Channel 277 (+1)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 280
Channel 284 (+1)
Virgin Media (Ireland)Channel 210
WightFibreChannel 80
eir VisionChannel 240
Streaming media
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
Former logo

It was rebranded on 7 May 2005 to its current name, and relaunched as a female oriented lifestyle channel. This coincided with the relaunch of Discovery Home & Leisure as Discovery Real Time, a male oriented channel.[1]

On 30 April 2013, Discovery Home & Health received a new look, following the closure of Discovery Real Time and Discovery Travel & Living, and began broadcasting in widescreen, the last of Discovery's UK channels to do so. Some programming from the closed channels was transferred over to Home & Health. At the same time the channels also moved into Real Time's old EPG slots on Sky and did so on Virgin Media on 7 May 2013.[2]



  1. ^ Shelley, Darren (14 April 2005). "Discovery to rebrand Health, Home & Leisure". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 1 September 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  2. ^ Hadley, Paul (24 April 2013). "Changes to Discovery channels this month". Entertainment Interactive. Retrieved 30 April 2013.

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