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Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel International.svg
Discovery Channel logo
Launched July 1995
Owned by Discovery Communications[1]
Picture format 576i (SDTV 4:3)

720P (HDTV 16:9)

Audience share 1.2% (February 2008, [2])
Country Singapore
Broadcast area Australia,
New Zealand
Replaced Quest
Website discoverychannel.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel & Austar Digital Channel 608
SKY Network Television Channel 070
Cable
Foxtel, Austar Digital & Optus Channel 608
TelstraClear InHomeTV Channel 70

Discovery Channel (Australia) is part of a seven channel network on cable and satellite television in Australia. This network includes three locally programmed channels and three foreign programmed channels. The Australian version of the Discovery Channel is operated by XYZnetworks[3], who also own the exclusive distribution rights for the channel.[1] It was launched in July 1995, replacing the Quest documetary channel launched in April 1995 by XYZ.[4] Since the renaming of Travel & Adventure to Travel & Living, much of the travel genre programming (including first run series) has been removed from the Channel. On the 29th of March, 2009 Discovery rebranded in line with Discovery US, complete with new Id's and the slogan 'The World Is Just Awesome.' On April 4 2009, Discovery will relaunch its Discovery Kids branding on the channel after 6 years of hiatus.

External links

References

  1. ^ a b Foxtel "Foxtel - Channel Shareholdings" archived from the original on May 18, 2008 http://web.archive.org/web/20080518161427/http://www.foxtel.com.au/288.htm  
  2. ^ Ratings Week 5 ((27/1/2008 - 2/2/2008)
  3. ^ Channels :: XYZ Networks
  4. ^ Network news.(XYZ Networks 10th Anniversary). Variety 396.7 (Oct 4, 2004): pD5(1). (141 words)
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Discovery Channel
File:Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel logo
Launched July 1995
Owned by Discovery Communications[1]
Audience share 1.2% (February 2008, [2])
Broadcast area Australia,
New Zealand
Replaced Quest
Website discoverychannel.com.au
Availability
Terrestrial
SKY Network Television UHF Channel 8 (shared with Trackside)
Satellite
Foxtel & Austar Digital Channel 610
SKY Network Television Channel 070
Cable
Foxtel, Austar Digital & Optus Channel 610
TelstraClear InHomeTV Channel 70

Discovery Channel Australia is part of a six channel network on cable and satellite television in Australia. This network includes three locally programmed channels and three foreign programmed channels.

Contents

Discovery Channel

The Australian version of the Discovery Channel is operated by XYZnetworks[3], who also own the exclusive distribution rights for the channel.[1] It was launched in July 1995, replacing the Quest documetary channel launched in April 1995 by XYZ.[4] Since the renaming of Travel & Adventure to Travel & Living, much of the travel genre programming (including first run series) has been removed from the Channel. On the 29th of March, 2009 Discovery rebranded in line with Discovery US, complete with new Id's and the slogan 'The World Is Just Awesome.' On April 4 2009, Discovery will relaunch its Discovery Kids branding on the channel after 6 years of hiatus.

Program Highlights

Other/Former

Animal Planet

Animal Planet
File:Animal Planet US
Launched October 1999
Owned by Discovery Communications & BBC Worldwide[1]
Audience share 0.3% (February 2008, [2])
Broadcast area Australia,
New Zealand
Website animalplanet.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel & Austar Digital Channel 615
SKY Network Television Channel 075
SelecTV Channel 30
Cable
Foxtel, Austar Digital & Optus Channel 615
Neighbourhood Cable Channel 18
TransACT Channel 28
TelstraClear InHomeTV Channel 75

Animal Planet launched locally in Australia exclusively on Optus Television in October 1999. The channel is dedicated to programming that highlights the relationship between humans and animals. It has since expand to multiple carriers.

Programming

Highlights

Other/Former

Discovery Travel and Living

Discovery Travel & Living
File:Discoverytravel
Launched March 2004
Owned by Discovery Communications
Audience share 0.4% (February 2008, [2])
Broadcast area Australia
Formerly called Discovery Travel & Adventure (prior to October 1, 2005)
Website travelandlivingtv.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel & Austar Digital Channel 646
SelecTV Channel 32
Cable
Foxtel, Austar Digital & Optus Channel 646
Neighbourhood Cable Channel 23
TransACT Channel 29
TelstraClear InHomeTV Channel 69

Discovery Travel and Living was launched in 2004, formerly it was known as the Discovery Travel and Adventure Channel. Programming on the channel consists primarily of travel and lifestyle.

Programming

Current Highlights

Former/Other

Discovery Real Time

Discovery Real Time features more outdoor orientated lifestyle content, such as motoring and fishing, and is the only Discovery Australia channel not available through the major providers Foxtel, Optus or Austar.

Discovery Science

Discovery Science features science focused programs.

Discovery Home and Health

Discovery Home and Health was formerly known as Discovery Health. The channel features a mix of entertainment; from makeover and wedding programs to health programs dealing with various health issues.

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.foxtel.com.au/288.htm Foxtel - Channel Shareholdings
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ratings Week 5 ((27/1/2008 - 2/2/2008)
  3. Channels :: XYZ Networks
  4. Network news.(XYZ Networks 10th Anniversary). Variety 396.7 (Oct 4, 2004): pD5(1). (141 words)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Discovery Channel Australia
  6. 6.0 6.1 Discovery Online AUNZ - aunz.discovery.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Discovery Online AUNZ - aunz.discovery.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 Discovery Channel Australia
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Discovery Online AUNZ - aunz.discovery.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Discovery Online AUNZ - aunz.discovery.com

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