Discovery World (European TV channel)

Discovery World
Launched 1 October 1998 (1998-10-01)
Network Discovery Networks International
Owned by Discovery, Inc.
Picture format 576i 16:9 SDTV (PAL)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area Western Europe
Northern Europe
Headquarters London, UK
Formerly called Discovery Civilisation Channel (1998-2008)
Replaced by DTX (Eastern Europe)
Discovery Family (Middle East and Africa)
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
DMAX Spain
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Turbo
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
Fine Living
Food Network
Investigation Discovery
TLC Netherlands
Travel Channel
OSN (MENA) Channel 502 (SD)
Ziggo Netherlands Channel 203
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
Glashart Media Netherlands Channel 63
KPN Netherlands Channel 110
Streaming media
Ziggo GO (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 the 1 October 1998, alongside the Sky Digital's launch and later followed by other European countries.[1] Discovery Civilisation focused on history-related programs. On 18 April 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
  3. "Kanalbyte hos Discovery". Resumé. April 18, 2008. Archived from the original on December 25, 2008.
  4. Jan-Hein Visser (April 17, 2008). "Discovery Civilisation wordt Discovery World". Totaal TV.

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