Discovery HD World

Discovery HD World
Discovery HD World
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Launched February 2005
Owned by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Country Asia-Pacific
Language English
Broadcast area Asia
Headquarters 3 Changi Business Park Vista, Singapore
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Home & Health, TLC, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Science
Website Official Website
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 64
Foxtel HD+ (Australia) Channel 232
Dish HD Asia (Taiwan) Channel 6200
SkyLife (South Korea) Channel 83
Sun Direct DTH (India) Channel 964
Airtel digital TV (India) Channel 338
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 571
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 126
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 232
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 164
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 363
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 208

Discovery HD World (formerly Discovery HD), is a satellite and cable TV subscription channel that provides documentary and non-fiction programming; focuses primarily on science, technology, history and culture. It is operated by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of Discovery Communications Inc. and available in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Discovery HD World is broadcast in 1080i with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.[1]



In 2005, Discovery Network Asia-Pacific launched Discovery HD (now Discovery HD World), the first high-definition channel in Asia and became available in February and December in South Korea and Japan, respectively. On April 1, 2010, Discovery HD was rebranded to Discovery HD World. The service broadcast area is different from its Canadian counterpart, the Discovery World HD. Back in 2002, Discovery Communications launched Discovery HD Theater in the United States. In addition to HD Theater, Discovery Communications offers high-definition services to its sister channel, namely, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Science Channel and Planet Green. And in Asia, it launched three high-definition channels, Discovery HD (now Discovery HD World), Animal Planet HD and TLC HD. In October 2008, Discovery Channel HD was launched in Japan. In February 2010, Discovery HD World India was launched with customized programming in English, Hindi and Tamil.[2]

Corporate governance


  • Tom Keaveny, Executive Vice President and Managing Director
  • Mandy Pattinson, Senior Vice President and General Manager (Australasia)
  • Fang Chang, Senior Vice President and General Manager (China)
  • Rahui Johri, Senior Vice President and General Manager (India)
  • James Gibbons, Senior Vice President and General Manager (Japan)
  • Tommy Lin, Senior Vice President and General Manager (North Asia)
  • Kevin Dickie, Senior Vice President and General Manager (Southeast Asia)
  • Shitiz Jain, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Asia-Pacific)
  • Melissa Tham, Vice President, Communications
  • Karen Cheah, Vice President, Creative Services
  • Alice Foo, Vice President, Human Resource
  • Rekha Mahendran, Vice President, Legal Affairs
  • Magdalene Ng, Vice President, Marketing (Asia-Pacific)
  • Li Lee Cheong, Vice President, Planning & Operations
  • Charmaine Kwan, Vice President, Programming
  • Vikram Channa, VP, Programming (India), Head of Production (Asia-Pacific)
  • Wanda Gill, Vice President, Research
  • Victor Tai, Director, IT[3]

List of series

  • Acopan Tepui
  • Against the Elements
  • American Loggers
  • An Inside Look
  • Chasing Classics Cars
  • Classic Autos: Paris Auction
  • Discovery Atlas
  • Earth Diaries
  • Faces of a Vanishing World
  • Fight Quest
  • Getaway to Africa
  • Great Lodges... National Parks
  • Green Paradise
  • Hotels
  • I Have Seen the Earth Change
  • King of Construction
  • Laura McKenzie's Traveller
  • Lost City in the Sky
  • Mighty Ships
  • Mysterious Journeys
  • Nature's Keepers
  • On The Run
  • Orangutan Island
  • Prototype This!
  • Rhythm & Blooms
  • Star Racer
  • Secret Creatures of Jao
  • Splash of Color
  • Stunt Stars
  • Suggs' Italian Job
  • Sunrise Earth
  • Three Sheets
  • Ultimate Journeys
  • Unusual World
  • Water Life
  • Weird Creatures

See also


External links

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