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Discovery HD
Discovery HD logo
Launched December 19, 2005
Owned by CTV Speciality Television Inc. (80% and managing partner)
Discovery Communications (20%)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Scarborough, Ontario
Formerly called Discovery HD Theatre
Website Discovery HD
Bell TV Channel 853
Shaw Direct Channel 279
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary

Discovery HD is a Canadian category 2 digital cable specialty channel that broadcasts in high definition. Discovery HD broadcasts science and technology, nature and adventure programming entirely in high definition. The channel features a mix of Discovery Channel and original HD programming. It is owned by CTV Speciality Television Inc. (CTVglobemedia 80%/ESPN 20%) and Discovery Communications (20%).


Discovery HD's origins date back to August 15, 2003 when Discovery Channel launched a HD simulcast of itself called Discovery Channel HD.

After almost 2 years on the air, CTV applied to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a separate licence called Discovery HD Theatre, which would be a category 2 digital service devoted essentially to the same programming as Discovery Channel, although with a separate and all HD schedule.

The channel launched on December 19, 2005 as Discovery HD Theatre, replacing Discovery Channel HD becoming Canada's first 24-hour all-HD network. The channel would later be renamed simply Discovery HD.

Original logo used from 2005 - 2009

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