Discovery Science (TV channel)

This article is about the European channel. For the US channel, see Science (TV channel).
Discovery Science
Launched 20 July 1997
Network Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Discovery Networks CEEMEA
Owned by Discovery Networks EMEA (Discovery Communications)
Picture format 576i 16:9 SDTV (PAL)
Audience share UK:
0.02% (+1) (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Language English
Dubbed: Bulgarian, Czech, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Turkish
Broadcast area Europe, Middle East, Africa
Headquarters London, UK
Warsaw, Poland
Formerly called Discovery Sci-Trek (1997-2003)
Discovery Science Channel (2003-2008)
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
Discovery MAX
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living Europe
Discovery Travel & Living Italy
Discovery Turbo
Discovery World
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Investigation Discovery
Real Time Italy
TLC Netherlands
TLC Poland
TLC UK and Ireland
Timeshift service Discovery Science +1
StarSat (South Africa) Channel 525
Channel 302
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) Channel 77
nc+ (Poland) Channel 79
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 607
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 525
Channel 557 (+1)
Canalsat (France) Channels 85 & 551 (HD)
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 204 (HD)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 202
CAIW (Netherlands) Channel 111
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 259
Channel 260 (+1)
Smallworld Cable (UK) Channel 259
Channel 260 (+1)
UPC Ireland Channel 211
UPC Polska Channel 377
WightFibre (UK) Channel 77
Kabel Noord (Netherlands) Channel 255
Delta NV (Netherlands) Channel 352
CAI Harderwijk (Netherlands) Channel 135
Stichting Kabelnet Veendam (Netherlands) Channel 76
Numericable (France) Channel 137 (SD/HD)
Glashart Media (Netherlands) Channel 64
KPN (Netherlands) Channel 108
Max TV (Macedonia) Channel 106
Canalsat (France) Channel 85 (SD/HD)
Channel 551 (HD)
Streaming media
Horizon (Netherlands only) (Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Discovery Science is a TV network, a subsidiary of American Discovery Networks International, it targets several European countries' television markets. It primarily features programming in the fields of space, technology and science. The channel originally launched as Discovery Sci-Trek, which focused on science fiction. Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled or dubbed. It is available through numerous satellite, cable, terrestrial and IPTV distributors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In some countries the advertisement and the announcements between programs are localized.


The channel launched as the Discovery Sci-Trek Channel in 1998,[1] initially focusing on science fiction programming.

A move away from this format to more general science programming came with the channel rebranding itself as the Discovery Science Channel on 1 April 2003.[2][3] Later on, the name was shortened to just 'Discovery Science'.

A 1-hour timeshift channel of Discovery Science launched in the UK and Ireland on Monday 21 April 2008 on Sky 549, which replaced a 90-minute timeshift of Discovery Channel, known as Discovery +1.5.[4]



Throughout its life as the Discovery Sci-Trek Channel, the channel used an image of the rings of Saturn as its logo and in idents. When relaunching as the Discovery Science Channel, it became a stylised molecule, with the Discovery Channel globe as one of its atoms.

Since then, the channel has followed its United States counterpart The Science Channel, currently known as 'Science', in logo trends. In March 2008, Discovery Science adopted a modified version of the periodic table logo used from 2007, and in 2012, the channel adopted the new 'Morph' logo introduced in 2011.

See also


  1. "Which TV channels were on sky digital at launch ?". Digital Spy Forums. 2 January 2011.
  2. "Discovery Sci-Trek Change Log". KingOfSat. 1 April 2003.
  3. "Discovery Science Channel Change Log". KingOfSat. 1 April 2003.
  4. Analoguesat (21 April 2008). "Discovery Science +1 28E".
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