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Discovery World (European TV channel)

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Discovery World is a European pay television channel which features programming in the fields of travel, culture and history. Discovery World offers a mix of history, culture, real-life stories, investigation, mystery shows, factual series and documentaries. Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled. In some countries the advertisements and announcements between programs are localized.

Discovery World
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Launched1 October 1998; 20 years ago (1998-10-01)
NetworkDiscovery EMEA
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format576i 16:9 SDTV
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaNordic countries, Netherlands, Belgium
Previously: Middle East, Africa, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Formerly calledDiscovery Civilisation Channel (1998-2008)
Replaced by
Sister channel(s)
Availability
Satellite
OSN (MENA)Channel 502 (SD)
Cable
Ziggo NetherlandsChannel 203
CAIW NetherlandsChannel 112
Kabel Noord NetherlandsChannel 254
Delta NV NetherlandsChannel 353
CAI Harderwijk NetherlandsChannel 134
Stichting Kabelnet Veendam NetherlandsChannel 75
IPTV
Glashart Media NetherlandsChannel 63
KPN NetherlandsChannel 110
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)

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HistoryEdit

In Europe the channel started as Discovery Civilisation, also called Discovery Civilisation Channel, in the UK the 1 October 1998, alongside the Sky Digital's launch and later followed by other European countries.[1] Discovery Civilisation focused on history-related programs. On 18 April 2008 the channel changed its name into Discovery World and extended its program lineup to also include programs about culture, crime and "mysterious phenomena".[2][3][4]

In 2013, the channel got replaced by Discovery Turbo Xtra in Central and Eastern Europe. On 31 March 2016, the channel changed its name to Discovery Family in Africa and the Middle East.[5] The network has also closed down in Italy and is now only available in the Netherlands, Belgium and the Nordic countries.

ProgrammingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Which TV channels were on sky digital at launch ?". Digital Spy Forums. January 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "DNI Fast Facts: EMEA" (PDF). Discovery Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
  3. ^ "Kanalbyte hos Discovery". Resumé. April 18, 2008. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008.
  4. ^ Jan-Hein Visser (April 17, 2008). "Discovery Civilisation wordt Discovery World". Totaal TV.
  5. ^ "DStv replaces Discovery World with Discovery Family". Telecompaper. March 28, 2016.

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