Discovery History

Discovery History
Discovery History
Discovery History logo
Launched 26 January 1999
Owned by Discovery Networks Western Europe
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.1%
0.0% (+1) (June 2011, BARB)
Formerly called Discovery Civilisation (1999-2007)
Discovery Knowledge (2007-2010)
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Turbo
Investigation Discovery
Timeshift service Discovery History +1
Sky Channel 522
Channel 557 (+1)
Virgin Media Channel 217
UPC Ireland Channel 212
Smallworld Cable Channel 522

Discovery History is a channel with programming about history from Discovery Networks Europe.



Discovery Knowledge logo

The channel was initially known as Discovery Civilisation and was devoted to documentaries regarding history and civilizations, historic, ancient or present. On 1 November 2007, Discovery Civilisations was re-branded as Discovery Knowledge,[1] by Heavenly.[2] The channel focused on history, natural history, engineering and crime

Discovery Knowledge +1 launched on Sky, Channel 551, on 30 June 2008. It moved to channel 557 on 20 January 2009 to make way for the launch of Investigation Discovery.

On 7 November 2010, Discovery Knowledge was rebranded as Discovery History.[3] This takes the channel's focus back to becoming "the only UK channel dedicated to factual history", to counter the fact that its competitors History and Yesterday began showing more reality and scripted programming, respectively.


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