Discovery Wings (British and Irish TV channel)
Discovery Wings was a British TV channel devoted to documentaries regarding aircraft and as a brand extension of Wings, a staple documentary program of the Discovery Channel throughout the 1990s. In the United States it has been replaced by the Military Channel, which still has a large portion of its programming dedicated to military aviation. The channel timeshared with Discovery Kids.
|Owner||Discovery Networks Europe|
|Launched||1 February 2000|
|Closed||1 March 2007|
|Replaced by||Discovery Turbo|
|Former names||Discovery Wings Channel (2000-2001)|
|Virgin Media||Channel 221|
|Sky Digital||Channel 524|
The channel initially began broadcasting exclusively on the On Digital service time sharing with Discovery Kids, also created initially as an On Digital exclusive. The channel eventually became available on other digital platforms such as Sky Digital, and Virgin Media.
In the UK, Discovery Wings was axed in favour of a new channel called Discovery Turbo, on 1 March 2007. The new channel shows programs related to speed and all motor vehicles, including aviation documentaries.