Discovery Channel (Europe)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast area
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 576i for the SD feed0
Ownership
OwnerDiscovery Communications
History
Launched1 April 1989; 35 years ago (1989-04-01)
Availability
Terrestrial
DStvChannel 121 (Discovery Channel Africa)
Zuku TVChannel 414 (Discovery Channel Africa)

Discovery Channel (Europe) is the Pan-European version of the Discovery Channel.

Over the years, the Discovery Channel has been split into many different channels for specific regions. Most language regions in Western Europe now have their own versions of the channel, and the Pan-European is therefore now mostly available in countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

The channel is broadcast from the United Kingdom and holds an Ofcom licence. The channel was registered as "Discovery Channel Europe" until August 2006, when it changed its name to "Discovery (Central & Eastern Europe inc. Russia)".[1] Later it changed back to Discovery Channel (Europe).[2]

Discovery Channel (Europe) was launched from the UK in 1989. It launched on the Astra satellite in 1993. Eventually it split into different channels for different markets:

Some of the countries that still receive the European version are Iceland, Ukraine, Israel, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Africa (not North).

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