Discovery Science (European TV channel)

Discovery Science
Launched 1 October 1998 (1998-10-01)
Network Discovery Networks International
Owned by Discovery, Inc.
Picture format 576i 16:9 SDTV
1080i HDTV
Audience share UK:
0.03% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), 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 HD
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
Discovery MAX
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Turbo
Discovery World
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
Fine Living
Food Network
Investigation Discovery
Quest Red
Real Time Italy
TLC Netherlands
TLC Poland
TLC (Romania)
TLC UK and Ireland
Travel Channel
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 167
Channel 267 (+1)
Canalsat (France) Channels 85 & 551 (HD)
OSN (MENA) Channel 504 (HD)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 202 (HD)
CAIW (Netherlands) Channel 111
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 259
Channel 260 (+1)
Virgin Media 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)
UPC Romania Channel 308
Glashart Media (Netherlands) Channel 64
KPN (Netherlands) Channel 108
Max TV (Macedonia) Channel 106
Canalsat (France) Channel 85 (SD/HD)
Channel 551 (HD)
VMedia (Canada) Channel 87 (HD)
BT TV (UK) Channel 336
Plusnet (UK) Channel 336
Streaming media
Ziggo GO (Netherlands only)
Horizon (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. 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 in the UK & Ireland as the Discovery Sci-Trek on 1 October 1998, later followed by other European countries,[1] 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 placeholder 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.

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