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Real Time (Discovery Real Time until August 31, 2010) is an Italian television channel owned by Discovery Networks Europe.

Real Time
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Launched October 1, 2005
Owned by Discovery Italia
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 1.47% (May 2014, [1])
Slogan Straordinario, come la realtà
Country United Kingdom[2]
Language Italian
Broadcast area Italy
Formerly called Discovery Real Time (2005-2010)
Sister channel(s) NOVE
Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery Science
Discovery Travel & Living
Timeshift service Real Time +1
Digital Channel 31 (SD)
Sky Italia Channel 131 (HD)
Channel 132 (Real Time +1)
Channel 196 (SD)
Tivùsat Channel 31 (SD)

The channel launched on October 1, 2005, becoming the sixth Discovery network to launch in Italy. It showed lifestyle programmes targeting a female upper-class audience of 25- to 44-year-olds. It features both foreign programmes and Italian programmes produced for the channel.[3][4]

Logo used until 2009.

On April 7, 2009, the channel adopted a new logo and a new look. This look had previously been adopted by Discovery Real Time France.[5]

The channel broadcasts both foreign programmes and a few original Italian productions. Most acquired programmes were originally produced for the American TLC or the British Channel 4.


Original programsEdit

Imported programsEdit



  1. ^ "Sintesi Mensile 1A" (PDF). Auditel. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "License Details for Discovery Real Time (Italy)". Archived from the original on 2011-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Arriva Discovery Real Time, e parla alle donne". Pubblicità Italia. September 15, 2005. 
  4. ^ "Il lancio di Discovery Real Time". Millecanali. October 2005. Archived from the original on 2005-12-24. 
  5. ^ "Nuovo look per Discovery Real Time". Pubblicità Italia. March 26, 2009. 

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