Discovery World (TV channel)

This article is about the European channel. For the Canadian channel formerly known as Discovery World, see Discovery Velocity.
Discovery World
Launched 1998
Closed 17 September 2013 (Poland)
1 March 2016 (Italy)
30 March 2016 (Middle East and Africa)
Network Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Discovery Networks CEEMEA
Owned by Discovery Networks EMEA (Discovery Communications)
Picture format 576i 4:3 SDTV (PAL)
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Dubbed: Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish
Broadcast area Europe, Middle East, Africa
Headquarters London, UK
Formerly called Discovery Civilisation Channel (1998-2008)
Replaced by Discovery Turbo Xtra (DTX)
Discovery Family (Middle East and Africa)
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
Discovery MAX
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living Europe
Discovery Travel & Living Italy
Discovery Travel & Living United Kingdom & Ireland
Discovery Turbo
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Investigation Discovery
Real Time Italy
TLC Netherlands
TLC Poland
Ziggo Netherlands Channel 203
UPC Romania Channel 307 (Digital with DVR)
Channel 47 (Digital)
UPC Poland Channel 378
CAIW Netherlands Channel 112
Kabel Noord Netherlands Channel 254
Delta NV Netherlands Channel 353
CAI Harderwijk Netherlands Channel 134
Stichting Kabelnet Veendam Netherlands Channel 75
Teledünya Turkey Channel 199
Glashart Media Netherlands Channel 63
KPN Netherlands Channel 110
Moja TV
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Channel 003
Streaming media
Horizon (Netherlands only)

Discovery World is a European television channel which features programming in the fields of travel, culture and history. Discovery World offers a mix of history, culture, real-life stories, investigation, mystery shows, factual series and documentaries. Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled or dubbed. In some countries the advertisements and announcements between programs are localized.


In Europe the channel started as Discovery Civilisation, also called Discovery Civilisation Channel, in the UK in 1998 and later followed by other European countries.[1] Discovery Civilisation focused on history-related programs. On April 18, 2008, the channel changed its name into Discovery World and extended its program lineup to also include programs about culture, crime and "mysterious phenomena".[2][3][4]




  1. "Which TV channels were on sky digital at launch ?". Digital Spy Forums. January 2, 2011.
  2. "DNI Fast Facts: EMEA" (PDF). Discovery Communications. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
  3. "Kanalbyte hos Discovery". Resumé. April 18, 2008.
  4. Jan-Hein Visser (April 17, 2008). "Discovery Civilisation wordt Discovery World". Totaal TV.

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