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Science Channel
Science Channel.svg
Launched September 13, 1999
Owned by Discovery Communications, Inc.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Headquarters Silver Spring, MD, U.S.
Sister channel(s) Discovery Networks
Website Official Site
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 284
Channel 1284 (VOD)
Dish Network Channel 193
C-Band AMC 11-Channel 612 (4DTV Digital)
Cable
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 123
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines)
Channel 251
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 71
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 102
UPC Romania Channel 308 (digital with DVR)
Channel 48 (digital)

The Science Channel is a cable and satellite television channel produced by Discovery Communications. Science Channel features science-related television programs covering all aspects of science, e.g. space, technology, prehistory and animals.

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History

Launched in September 13, 1999 and originally named Discovery Science, its name changed to The Science Channel in 2002 only in United States. A complete "makeover" took place in April 2003, airing newer and more up-to-date television programming.

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.

International versions of Science Channel are transmitted in South East Asia, Europe, and Australia as Discovery Science.

Science Channel HD

Science Channel also has a high definition simulcast, Science Channel HD, that launched September 1, 2007.

Programming

Science Channel broadcasts a number of science-related television series and films originally produced by or aired on The Discovery Channel, e.g. Beyond Tomorrow, among some others. There have also been a few television programs produced for The Science Channel, 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.

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Series

A selected list of some series aired on Science Channel:

Films and Miniseries

  • Base Camp: Moon: Returning to the moon, harvesting moon dust for oxygen/water, robotics (Robonaut).
  • 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 useful and possible to invent in real life.
  • Futurecar: See the latest technology of today that's about to 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: Six part series on the possible future missions to mars.
  • 2057: Predictions on the future technology of the body, city, and the world.

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