Discovery Channel Germany
|Discovery Channel Germany|
|Launched||27 August 1996|
|Owned by||Discovery Networks CEEMEA|
|Audience share||0.0% (December 2017KEK),|
|Sister channel(s)||Animal Planet|
Eurosport 2 Xtra
|Sky Deutschland (Germany/Austria)||Channel 419 (SD) / Channel 409 (HD)|
|Kabel Deutschland (Germany)||Channel 526 (HD)|
|Unitymedia (Germany)||Channel 206 (SD) / Channel 32 (HD)|
|NetCologne (Germany)||Channel 350 (SD) / Channel 305 (HD)|
|UPC Austria (Austria)||Channel 260 (HD)|
|UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)||Channel 106 (HD)|
|Telekom Entertain (Germany)||Channel 247 (SD/HD)|
|A1 TV (Austria)||Channel 533 (SD) / Channel 633 (HD)|
It was launched on August 27, 1996 on the DF1 satellite platform. Back then, the channel was a joint-venture between Kirch Media and Discovery Communications. After DF1 merged with Premiere World in 1999, it remained on the new Premiere platform.
Kirch Media went bankrupt in 2002 and Discovery Communications subsequently became the sole owner of the channel.
Discovery Channel was exclusively available through Premiere until 2009, when a new agreement was entered between Premiere and Discovery. The new contract allows the Discovery Channel to broadcast from other providers from July 1 and means that Animal Planet and Discovery Geschichte would disappear from Premiere.