Discovery Channel (known as The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply Discovery) is an American multinational pay television network and flagship channel owned by Discovery, Inc., a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.
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- 2010 hostage crisis
Discovery, Inc. is an American multinational mass media company based in New York City. Established in 1985, the company primarily operates a group of factual and lifestyle television brands, such as the namesake Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and TLC. In 2018, the company acquired Scripps Networks Interactive, adding networks such as Food Network, HGTV, and Travel Channel to its portfolio. Since the purchase, Discovery has described itself as serving members of "passionate"
The company's namesake and flagship brand, Discovery Channel, first launched on June 17, 1985. In 1991, Discovery Channel's owners acquired The Learning Channel. In October 1996, Discovery launched several new spin-off networks, including Animal Planet, and the digital cable chan
Former NBCUniversal executive David Zaslav was named president and CEO of Discovery Communications on November 16, 2006. In the years that followed, Zaslav placed a major focus on bolstering Discovery's core networks, programming, and expanding the company's reach into digital me
On July 31, 2017, Discovery announced it would acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, owner of networks such as Food Network and HGTV, for $14.6 billion, pending regulatory approval. On March 6, 2018, the acquisition was completed with the company renamed Discovery, Inc. afterward
Prior to September 18, 2008, DCI's ownership consisted of three shareholders: 1. Discovery Holding Company 2. Advance/Newhouse Communications, which is owned with Advance Publications 3. John S. Hendricks, the company's Founder. On September 17, 2008, Discovery Holding Company completed a restructuring plan. Discovery Holding's Ascent Media business was spun off, and the remaining businesses, Discovery Communications, LLC and Advance/Newhouse Communications, were combined into a new holding comp
DCI operates its businesses in the following groups: U.S. Networks, International, Digital, Discovery Studios, Lifestyle Studios, and Discovery Global Enterprises.
On September 1, 2010, the Discovery headquarters were the site of a hostage taking; a lone gunman identified as James J. Lee, armed with two starter pistols and an explosive device, took three people hostage inside of the Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, prompting an evacuation of the building. Lee's motive was believed to have been grounded in environmental activism. Lee had previously been arrested in 2008 while protesting in front of the same site. The Nationa
The Discovery Channel is a cable television channel about science, history, and nature.It has programs such as Man vs. Wild, A Haunting, The Last Day of the Dinosaurs, MythBusters, and Dirty Jobs
Discovery Channel (often referred to as simply Discovery) is a British pay television channel, operated by Discovery, Inc..Its programming is based on programming produced by Discovery Networks Europe, Discovery Channel Canada and Discovery Channel from the United States.
- United Kingdom, Ireland
- United Kingdom
- Make our world bigger
- Language localisation
Discovery Channel is a French pay television channel that was launched on 1 September 2004. Until then, France had been the only region in Western Europe not reached by the Discovery Channel. It initially reached 3.2 million subscribers via the CanalSat platform. On 31 March 2009, the channel adopted the new Discovery Channel logo and look. The channel faces competition from other documentary channels such as Planète+ and National Geographic. In December 2016, Altice acquired an...
Programs are mostly taken from the United Kingdom and the United States and include: 1. American Chopper 2. Biker Build-Off 3. Building the Future 4. Eyewitness 5. How Do They Do It? 6. Long Way Round 7. Megastructures 8. MythBusters 9. Really Big Things 10. Smash Lab 11. Time Warp 12. Top Gear
The channel is known for its abysmal language localisation and voice-over translation. Voice over translation is culturally associated to past midnight shopping programs and unlike most of the CanalSat's channels, it didn't offer the original audio of the programs as an option.
The present Discovery Channel logo was adopted on April 9, 2019. A timeshifted version of the channel, called Discovery Channel +1, started in November 10, 2008. A high-definition simulcast of Discovery Channel started on July 20, 2009. It was the first channel from Discovery Networks EMEA to be simulcasted in both SD and HD.
Discovery Channel India is the Indian version of Discovery Channel operated by Discovery Networks Asia Pacific for the Indian subcontinent. It is available in eight languages (Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Marathi). The channel can be viewed on digital cable and satellite television in India.
Watch your favorite Discovery Channel shows and find bonus content on all things science, technology, nature, and more at Discovery.com.