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Discovery HD
The 2008-2010 logo
Broadcast areaWorldwide
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
Launched2005 (Original)
2014 (Relaunch)
Closed2010 (Original)
Replaced byDiscovery HD World

Discovery HD is the international name of the high-definition television channels owned by Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery.

The international Discovery HD (later Discovery HD World in Asia-Pacific markets, now Discovery Asia)[1] first launched in Korea in February 2005 as a programming block. In December 2005, Discovery HD Japan and Discovery HD Canada (since renamed Discovery World HD, now Discovery Velocity) launched as 24-hour channels, becoming the 100th and 101st Discovery networks overall.[2] After this, Discovery HD expanded into other markets as follows:

The first American HD Discovery channel has the name Velocity and launched in June 2002.

A second Discovery HD channel, called 'Discovery Channel HD', was launched in the USA on Dish Network the week of August 13, 2007. This new channel simulcasts the main Discovery Channel feed, but airs high-definition versions of programming when available. It is also available on DirecTV and various U.S. cable operators along with fellow sister high definition version networks TLC, Animal Planet, and Science Channel.[12]

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Discovery HD began to simulcast the main Discovery Channel feed in high-definition on June 30, 2011, rather than use a separate schedule.

On 1 December 2014, Discovery HD Showcase was rebranded as Discovery Showcase HD.[13]


  1. ^ CASBAA Member News "Discovery HD rebrands to Discovery HD World". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-01-01.
  2. ^ Discovery Communications announces 100th network milestone Archived January 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Discovery HD launches in Singapore Archived March 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Discovery World now on DStv Archived March 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Mardi 12 Janvier 2010 à 03:00 « Discovery HD Showcase »". Télésatellite. 12 January 2010.
  6. ^ Julien (21 January 2010). "CanalSat ne veut plus de Discovery Real Time". orangetvinfo.
  7. ^ "Virgin Media customers to get Discovery HD channel and more HD programmes on demand". Virgin Media. 2010-02-10.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Novidade: Discovery HD Showcase". 2010-06-03. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  9. ^ Jarco Kriek (April 29, 2012). "Discovery HD bij UPC van start". Totaal TV.
  10. ^ Discovery aposta em HD e Galisteu para a grade de 2013 Archived December 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Discovery арналар топтамасы алғаш рет қазақ тілінде
  12. ^ Dish Network available HD programming Archived August 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Discovery Showcase HD renova-se o 1 de dezembro". Cultura de Borla. 21 November 2014.