Discovery HD


Discovery HD
Discovery HD
Discovery HD logo 2009.svg
Launched 2005
Owned by Discovery Communications
Country United States
Language English
Availability
Satellite
Dish TV
(US)
Channel 9487
Airtel Digital TV
(India)
Channel 338
Sun Direct DTH
(India)
Channel 964
D-Smart
(Turkey)
Channel 113
n
(Poland)
Channel 71
Canal Digital
(Nordic)
Channel 150
Premiere
(Germany, Austria)
NTV Plus
(Russia)
Sky Italia
(Italy)
Channel 401
Sky Link
(Czech Republic)
Skylife
(South Korea)
Channel 83
Cignal Digital TV
(Philippines)
Channel 567
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 567
DishHD
(Taiwan)
Channel 6200
Cable
Com Hem
(Sweden)
Channel 48
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 461
Bright House Networks Channel 1340
iO Digital Cable Service
(USA)
Channel 765
Comcast
(USA)
channel varies from location to location
Time Warner Cable
(USA)
channel 819
Ziggo
(Netherlands)
Channel 60
Caiway
(Netherlands)
Channel 412
Foxtel HD+
(Australia)
Channel 211
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 164
Vidéotron
(Canada)
Channel 725
Zon
(Portugal)
Channel 101
Cabovisão
(Portugal)
Channel 222
UPC Romania
(Romania)
Channel 182
UPC Poland
(Poland)
Channel 376
IPTV
iNES
(Romania)
Channel TBA
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 208

Discovery HD is the international name of the high-definition television channels from Discovery Communications.

The international Discovery HD (now Discovery HD World in Asia-Pacific markets)[1] first launched in Korea on February 2005 as a programming block. In December 2005, Discovery HD Japan and Discovery HD Canada (since renamed Discovery World HD) launched as 24-hour channels, becoming the 100th and 101st Discovery networks overall.[2] After this, Discovery HD expanded into other markets as follows:

The first American HD Discovery channel has the name Discovery HD Theater, now just HD Theater, and launched in June 2002.

A second Discovery HD channel, called 'Discovery Channel HD', was launched in the USA on Dish Network the week of August 13, 2007. This new channel simulcasts the main Discovery Channel feed, but airs high-definition versions of programming when available. It is also available on DirecTV and various U.S. cable operators along with fellow sister high definition version networks TLC, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. [7]

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Discovery HD began to began to simulcast the main Discovery Channel feed in high-definition on June 30, 2011 rather than use a separate schedule.

References

  1. ^ CASBAA Member News http://www.casbaa.com/media-and-resources/news-center/members-news/355-discovery-hd-rebrands-to-discovery-hd-world
  2. ^ Discovery Communications announces 100th network milestone
  3. ^ Discovery HD launches in Singapore
  4. ^ Discovery World now on DStv
  5. ^ "Virgin Media customers to get Discovery HD channel and more HD programmes on demand". Virgin Media. 2010-02-10. http://pressoffice.virginmedia.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205406&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1385942&highlight=. 
  6. ^ "Novidade: Discovery HD Showcase". Telesatelite.net. 2010-06-03. http://www.telesatelite.net/novidades/tp.asp/tp/11050/novidade-discovery-hd-showcase.html. 
  7. ^ Dish Network available HD programming

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