Discovery HD

Discovery HD
Discovery HD
Discovery HD logo 2009.svg
Launched 2005
Owned by Discovery Communications
Country United States
Language English
Dish TV
Channel 9487
Airtel Digital TV
Channel 338
Sun Direct DTH
Channel 964
Channel 113
Channel 71
Canal Digital
Channel 150
(Germany, Austria)
NTV Plus
Sky Italia
Channel 401
Sky Link
(Czech Republic)
(South Korea)
Channel 83
Cignal Digital TV
Channel 567
Tata Sky
Channel 567
Channel 6200
Com Hem
Channel 48
StarHub TV
Channel 461
Bright House Networks Channel 1340
iO Digital Cable Service
Channel 765
channel varies from location to location
Time Warner Cable
channel 819
Channel 60
Channel 412
Foxtel HD+
Channel 211
Channel 164
Channel 725
Channel 101
Channel 222
UPC Romania
Channel 182
UPC Poland
Channel 376
Channel TBA
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 208

Discovery HD is the international name of the high-definition television channels from Discovery Communications.

The international Discovery HD (now Discovery HD World in Asia-Pacific markets)[1] first launched in Korea on February 2005 as a programming block. In December 2005, Discovery HD Japan and Discovery HD Canada (since renamed Discovery World HD) launched as 24-hour channels, becoming the 100th and 101st Discovery networks overall.[2] After this, Discovery HD expanded into other markets as follows:

The first American HD Discovery channel has the name Discovery HD Theater, now just HD Theater, and launched in June 2002.

A second Discovery HD channel, called 'Discovery Channel HD', was launched in the USA on Dish Network the week of August 13, 2007. This new channel simulcasts the main Discovery Channel feed, but airs high-definition versions of programming when available. It is also available on DirecTV and various U.S. cable operators along with fellow sister high definition version networks TLC, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. [7]

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Discovery HD began to began to simulcast the main Discovery Channel feed in high-definition on June 30, 2011 rather than use a separate schedule.


  1. ^ CASBAA Member News
  2. ^ Discovery Communications announces 100th network milestone
  3. ^ Discovery HD launches in Singapore
  4. ^ Discovery World now on DStv
  5. ^ "Virgin Media customers to get Discovery HD channel and more HD programmes on demand". Virgin Media. 2010-02-10. 
  6. ^ "Novidade: Discovery HD Showcase". 2010-06-03. 
  7. ^ Dish Network available HD programming

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