Discovery Channel Italy

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Discovery Channel Italy
LaunchedSeptember 1,1997
Owned byDiscovery Networks EMEA
Audience share0.09% (2008, [1])
Broadcast areaItaly
Sister channel(s)Animal Planet
Real Time
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Science
Timeshift serviceDiscovery Channel +1
SKY ItaliaChannel 401 (Sky Box SD)
Channel 401 (Sky Box HD)
Channel 402 (+1)

Discovery Channel Italy is an Italian television channel.

Discovery Channel has been present in Italy since 1997 and has been exclusive to the Sky Italia platform since its launch in 2003. With the launch of Sky Italia, Discovery quickly branched out by launching the additional channels Discovery Travel & Adventure, Discovery Science and Discovery Civilisation Channel, followed by Animal Planet and Discovery Real Time in 2005.

The present Discovery Channel logo was adopted on March 10, 2009.[2]

A timeshifted version of the channel, called Discovery Channel +1, started in November 2008.[3][4]

A high-definition simulcast of Discovery Channel started on July 20, 2009.[5] It was the first channel from Discovery Networks EMEA to be simulcasted in both SD and HD.


  1. ^ "Rapporto ANNO 2008". Auditel. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12.
  2. ^ "Discovery Channel presenta il suo nuovo logo, on air da oggi sul canale". Digital-Sat. March 3, 2009.
  3. ^ "Millecananli Newsletter n. 314". Millecanali. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22.
  4. ^ "Sky, da oggi attivi Discovery Channel +1 e DeAkids +1". Digital-Sat. November 10, 2008.
  5. ^ "Discovery Channel in HD. Castellari: "Obiettivo di crescita a due cifre per la raccolta 2009"". Pubblicità Italia.