Discovery Science (Canada)

Discovery Science (Canada)
Discovery Science
Discovery Science Canada.png
Discovery Science logo
Launched August 15, 2001
Owned by CTV Speciality Television Inc.
(80% and managing partner)
Discovery Communications
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(Launching Soon)
480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Formerly called Discovery Civilization Channel (2001-2010)
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery World HD
Investigation Discovery
Website Discovery Science
Bell TV Channel 523
Shaw Direct Channel 554
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary
Bell Aliant TV Channel 302
Bell Fibe TV Channel 523
MTS Channel 273
Optik TV Channel 203
SaskTel Channel 60

Discovery Science is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel owned by CTV Speciality Television Inc. (Bell Media 80%/ESPN 20%) in partnership with Discovery Communications airing science-related programming.



Discovery Science was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on December 14, 2000 as Discovery Civilization Channel.[1] The application was granted to CTV Inc., later to be transferred to its subsidiary, CTV Specialty Television Inc., in which ESPN owns a 20% interest. The channel was originally described in regulatory documents as "a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service dedicated to bringing the diverse people and cultures of the world to Canadian viewers. The service will be dedicated to exploring and understanding the roots of human development and learning from other cultures and traditions."[1]

The channel launched on August 15, 2001 as Discovery Civilization Channel, with programming devoted to human civilization and history. The channel was originally intended to be a Canadian version of an American channel of the same name, which was later reformatted and renamed Discovery Times, and later became Investigation Discovery.

On June 4, 2010 CTVglobemedia announced that Discovery Civilization Channel would be rebranded as Discovery Science on September 27, 2010,[2] focusing on science-related programming.

Discovery Science HD

On June 17, 2011 Bell Media announced that it will launch Discovery Science HD, a high definition (HD) simulcast of the standard definition feed, by the end of 2011.[3]

Noted series

  • Note: series list is current as of September 2010.
Former logo as Discovery Civilization.

International distribution

  • Jamaica - distributed on Flow Cable systems.[4]
  • Bahamas - distributed on Cable Bahamas systems.[5]
  • Trinidad & Tobago - distributed on Flow Cable systems.[6]
  • Brazil - distributed on NET Serviços de Comunicação systems.[citation needed]
  • Chile - distributed on VTR Digital Cable systems.[7]
  • Mexico - distributed on Cablevision


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

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