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Discovery Kids
Discovery Kids logo
Broadcast areaUK, Ireland
Ownership
OwnerDiscovery Communications, Inc.
History
Launched1 February 2000
ReplacedCarlton Kids
Closed28 February 2007[citation needed]
Replaced byH&H
Discovery Turbo
(many cable providers)

Discovery Kids was a British and Irish pay television channel. The channel initially began broadcasting exclusively on the On Digital service as a daytime channel, sharing space with Discovery Wings, an aviation-focused channel similarly created initially as an On Digital exclusive.[1] The channel eventually became available on other digital platforms such as Sky Digital, and Virgin Media.

Discovery Kids and Discovery Wings were both closed down at midnight on 28 February 2007, to be replaced by Discovery Turbo the following day.[2] Discovery Kids was replaced with an online broadband video service called Discovery Kids On Demand, not updated since the closure of the TV channel. Some of Discovery Kids' previous programmes like The Save-Ums!, Timeblazers and Mystery Hunters were later shown on DMAX during the mornings. It was owned by Discovery UK.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Discovery channels boost ONdigital". The Independent. 22 December 1999. Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Discovery Goes Into Turbo Mode!". MediaWeek. 7 October 2008.