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Canada to get new Discovery channels later this year

June 8, 2010

After Sri Lanka, Canada will also receive digital TV channels from the stable of Discovery Brands. The company holds plan of rebranding of two other channels by the end of this year.

Discovery World HD, a rebranding of Discovery HD, will launch on August 2nd, Investigation Discovery (ID), a new channel to Canada will launch on Monday, August 30th and Discovery Science, a rebranding of Discovery Civilization will launch on Monday, September 27th.

Investigation Discovery by the name suggests is a crime revelation related channel that will includes program content like crime documentaries, criminal investigations etc. Programs of this new channel will include ‘Prison Wives’, ‘On the case with Paula Zahn’ etc.

In addition to the two new stations, the company said it would be rebranding Discovery HD and Discovery Civilization to Discovery World HD and Discovery Science respectively.

On the other hand, Discovery Science, which replaces Discovery Civilization on September 27th, will focus on technological innovations, ingenious breakthroughs and the latest consumer gadgets.

Discovery Brands is a joint venture between Discovery Communications and CTV. It is the company which will regulate the functioning of these channels.

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France witnesses showcase of Discovery HD

January 23, 2010

January 26 is the date announced by the Discovery Networks for the launching of new channel Discovery HD Showcase on the CanalSat.

Best Shows of Discovery Group including the exclusive content would be offered by the Channel in highly qualitative HD format for the viewers. Some of the major programmes that will be displayed on new channel are Discovery World, Discovery Turbo, Animal Planet, and Discovery Science. The viewers will be able to watch the whole series of Globe Riders along with the channels that do not operate in France.

The Dish and IPTV viewers, who hold a subscription to the CanalSat HD offer, will possess the privilege of viewing Discovery HD.

Discovery Networks to launch three new channels in India

August 13, 2009

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific will launch three new 24-hour channels in India – Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery HD. Permission for the new channels was granted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry on August 12, 2009.

Rahul Johri, senior vice-president and general manager – India, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said, “In the current environment, networks that have a distinct brand proposition will emerge as the preferred destinations for viewers, advertisers and affiliates alike.”

Johri adds, “The changing market dynamics, favourable demographics, and research, suggest that millions of viewers in India would enjoy Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery HD’s unique and high-quality programme offering.”

The company plans to launch Discovery Science and Discovery Turbo on both analog and digital platforms, while Discovery HD will be launched only on the digital platform. All three channels are available in English.

The new launches increase the breadth of Discovery’s television offering in India to six channels. Currently, Discovery broadcasts Discovery Channel, Discovery Travel & Living and Animal Planet.

Discovery Science is dedicated to making science programming accessible, relevant and entertaining. The channel’s programming genres will include exploration, cutting-edge discoveries, medical research, astronomy, space, genetics and human body.

Discovery Turbo is a new network offering entertaining and inspiring programming for people who love the adrenaline rush of all things motored. Its programming will include events (car, boat, bike shows), celebrity motorist profiles (Formula One, NASCAR), DIY, motoring trends and fashion.

Discovery HD is the only global high-definition television network offering factual and lifestyle entertainment. It brings audiences closer to their world, featuring programming on the wonders of the world including world culture, science, wildlife, natural history, travel and lifestyle.