Discovery Channel (Australia and New Zealand)

Discovery Channel is a television channel available on cable and satellite television in Australia and New Zealand. The Australian version of the US Discovery Channel was previously operated by XYZnetworks,[3] who also own the exclusive distribution rights for the channel.[1]

The channel was launched in July 1995, replacing the Quest documentary channel launched in April 1995 by XYZ.[4]

Since the renaming of Travel & Adventure to Travel & Living, much of the travel genre programming (including first run series) has been removed from the Channel. On 29 March 2009, Discovery rebranded in line with Discovery US, complete with new IDs and the slogan 'The World Is Just Awesome.'

The Discovery Channel has many sister stations including Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Science, Discovery Travel & Living and Discovery Turbo. Both Discovery Channel and Turbo have timeshift channels, which rebroadcast programming 2 hours later.

Discovery Channel
DiscoveryChannel
LaunchedJuly 1995
Owned byDiscovery Networks Asia Pacific[1]
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
720p (HDTV 16:9)
Audience share1.2% (February 2008, [2])
CountrySingapore
Australia
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
ReplacedQuest
Sister channel(s)Animal Planet
Discovery Kids
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo
Food Network
Living Channel
TLC
Timeshift serviceDiscovery +2
Websitediscoverychannel.com.au
Availability
Satellite
FoxtelChannel 608 (SD/HD)
Channel 640 (+2)
Channel 444 (4K)
SKY Network Television
(New Zealand)
Channel 070
Cable
FoxtelChannel 608 (SD/HD)
Channel 640 (+2)
Channel 1608 (SD)
OptusChannel 608
IPTV
Foxtel PlayChannel 608
Vodafone TV
(New Zealand)
Channel 070
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 608

Original Programming

References

  1. ^ a b Foxtel. "Foxtel - Channel Shareholdings". Archived from the original on 18 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Ratings Week 5 (27/1/2008 - 2/2/2008)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
  3. ^ Channels :: XYZ Networks Archived 22 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Network News". Variety. 396 (7): pD5. 4 October 2004.
  5. ^ "ET's Saltwater Heroes premieres Wednesday". Fishing World. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Two new Australian productions for 2016 from Essential and WTFN". Media Week. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.

External links

X-Ray Mega Airport

X-Ray Mega Airport (also known as Inside Frankfurt Airport) is a five-part British television series which premiered on 21 May 2015 on the Discovery Channel in the United Kingdom and subsequently on international versions of the Discovery Channel in more than 220 territories. The program was commissioned by Discovery Networks International in 2014, and is produced by Voltage TV.The series examines Frankfurt International Airport using CGI, laser scanning technology and thermal cameras to investigate the science and technology behind aviation.

Ownership
United States
Canada
Asia-Pacific
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Latin America
Others
Former
Channels
General
entertainment
Movies
Sport
Informational
Public service
News coverage
Children and family
Music video
Pay-per-view
Religious/Regional
Asian
Audio only
Timeshift
Former

Languages

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