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Discovery Channel

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 08 Aug 1996

About

Discovery Channel is a Pan-African version of the American broadcaster of the same name, hosted on the DStv satellite platform, which offers non-fiction entertainment in the areas of history, nature, science & technology, world class culture and human adventure.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 121
Bouquet: Premium

VIEWER PROFILE

DStv Adults, male bias

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv
1080i (HDTV, 16:9) - DStv (since 30 June, 2014)

SLOGAN

"Born to Thrill" (since June 2014)

ABOUT

Launching in South Africa on the DStv platform in the second half of 1996, Discovery Channel has been a part of the satcaster's stable since then.

On 30 June, 2014 the channel began simulcasting in full HD for the first time, replacing the Discovery HD Showcase channel, which in turn was made available exclusively to DStv viewers via the Explora HD PVR decoder VOD service and Online VOD.

Discovery Channel is owned by Discovery Communications, the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 2-billion cumulative subscribers in 224 countries and territories.

Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 195 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network.

Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 15 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios.

Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3.

In Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 10 Discovery brands reach 243-million cumulative subscribers in 105 countries with programming customised in 19 languages.


Latest Updated Shows

Madiba

Genre: Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama
Channel: Discovery Channel
Summary: Miniseries which follows struggle icon Nelson Mandela on his personal and political journey for peace and social justice in South Africa.
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Orlando Jones, David Harewood


Klondike

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama
Channel: Discovery Channel
Summary: Klondike is an American television mini-series produced by Discovery Networks in association with Entertainment One and Nomadic Pictures as the first ever scripted series for Discovery, which centres on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel Northwest during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s.
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart


Latest Articles

New adventure series: Ed Stafford: Left for Dead

16 Nov 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: Discovery Channel | Ed Stafford attempts to escape from some of our planet's most extreme environments.


New reality series: How to Adventure

14 Nov 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: Discovery Channel | Explorer and adventurer Riaan Manser takes ordinary South Africans out of their comfort zone.


New season: Alaska: The Last Frontier 7

13 Nov 2017 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: Discovery Channel | With the family legacy at risk, the Kilchers start a homestead revamp.




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