Science (TV channel)


Science (TV channel)
Science
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Launched October 1996
Owned by Discovery Communications, Inc.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Headquarters Silver Spring, MD, U.S.
Formerly called Discovery Science (1996-2002)
The Science Channel (2002-2007)
Science Channel (2007-2011)
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
TLC
The Hub
Animal Planet
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Planet Green
Investigation Discovery
Military Channel
Discovery Fit & Health
Velocity
Discovery en Español
Discovery Familia
Website Official Site
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 284 (SD/HD)
Channel 1284 (VOD)
Dish Network Channel 193 (SD/HD)
C-Band AMC 11-Channel 612 (4DTV Digital)
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 122 (SD)
Channel 622 (HD)
IPTV
AT&T U-Verse Channel 258 (SD)
Channel 1258 (HD)

Science is a United States cable, satellite and IPTV Television Network produced by Discovery Communications. Science features programming in the fields of space, technology, prehistory and animals.

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History

Discovery Science was launched in October 1996 as a part Discovery's new suite of four digital channels that were rolled out simultaneously.[1] Plans for the new networks were announced in November 1994. Back then the channel's working name was "Quark!", but that was changed before launch.[2]

The name was changed to The Science Channel in 2002 only in United States. A complete "makeover" took place in April 2003[citation needed], airing newer and more up-to-date television programming.

An 1080i high definition simulcast called Science Channel HD was launched September 1, 2007, along with Discovery Channel HD, TLC HD and Animal Planet HD.

In December 2007, Science Channel debuted a brand new on-air look and changed its logo to an element box that is colored orange and white.

On June 8, 2011 it dropped "Channel" from its name and launched a new logo. [3]

International

International versions of Science Channel are transmitted in South East Asia, Europe, The UK, Sweden, Canada, Latin America and Australia as Discovery Science.

Programming

Science broadcasts a number of science-related television series and films originally produced by or aired on Discovery Channel, e.g. Beyond Tomorrow, among some others. There have also been a few television programs produced for Science , such as MegaScience and What The Ancients Knew. Programs from other Discovery Networks, PBS and the BBC are either regularly or occasionally aired. Television series produced in the 1990s, e.g. Discover Magazine, and Understanding, can be viewed on weekdays. Science also broadcasts programs such as "Moments of Impact" and "An Idiot Abroad."

Series

Below is a selected list of some series that aired on Science.

Specials and miniseries

  • Base Camp Moon - Returning to the moon, harvesting moon dust for oxygen/water, robotics (Robonaut), etc.
  • Hawking - About the early work of British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
  • Tank on the Moon - Concentrates on Russian attempts to launch an unmanned rover to the Moon before the successful American Apollo program.
  • Prophets of Science Fiction - About the greatest sci-fi authors of all times.
  • Science of Star Wars - Explains that the cutting edge technology of Star Wars might be useful and possible to invent in real life.
  • Futurecar - The latest technology of today may be used to create cars and sometimes funny cars in the future.
  • Perfect Disaster - Predicting violent natural disasters that could happen in the near future.
  • What the Ancients Knew - Truly innovative inventions of the ancient world.
  • Mars Rising - A six-part series on the possible future missions to mars.
  • 2057 - Predictions on the future technology of the body, city, and the world.
  • NextWorld - Predicting the future of the world, humanity, and life.
  • Punkin Chunkin - A one-hour condensed version of the World Championship pumpkin chunking contest in Sussex County, Delaware. Traditionally aired on Thanksgiving.
  • Dinosaur Revolution - A four-part miniseries on the natural history of dinosaurs. The last two episodes were planned to air on Discovery Channel, but a last-minute schedule change landed them on Science.

Upcoming

Former logos

See also

References

  1. ^ "Discovery channels energy into expansion". The Washington Post. October 28, 1996. 
  2. ^ "Discovery plans launch of four newly created nets". Multichannel News. November 21, 1994. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-16467630.html. 
  3. ^ Science Channel Rebranding As Science Broadcasting & Cable April 5, 2011
  4. ^ Kari Byron of MythBusters Hosts Head Rush on Science Channel Beginning August 23; press.discovery.com

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