Discovery Home & Health (British and Irish TV channel)

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Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Home and Health.png
Launched1 July 2000
Owned byDiscovery Networks Northern Europe
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share0.02%
0.01% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Formerly calledDiscovery Health (2000–2005)
Sister channel(s)Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery History
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Turbo
Food Network
Good Food
Investigation Discovery
Quest Red
Travel Channel
Timeshift serviceDiscovery Home & Health +1
SkyChannel 177
Channel 277 (+1)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 284
Channel 285 (+1)
Virgin Media (Ireland)Channel 210
WightFibreChannel 80
eir VisionChannel 240
Streaming media
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
Former logo

Discovery Home & Health is a television channel. It was launched on 1 July 2000 as part of the Discovery Channel's bouquet of channels, as Discovery Health, following a similar format to the American channel of the same name.

It was rebranded on 7 May 2005 to its current name, and relaunched as a female oriented lifestyle channel. This coincided with the relaunch of Discovery Home & Leisure as Discovery Real Time, a male oriented channel.[1]

On 30 April 2013, Discovery Home & Health received a new look, following the closure of Discovery Real Time and Discovery Travel & Living, and began broadcasting in widescreen, the last of Discovery's UK channels to do so. Some programming from the closed channels was transferred over to Home & Health. At the same time the channels also moved into Real Time's old EPG slots on Sky and did so on Virgin Media on 7 May 2013.[2]



  1. ^ Shelley, Darren (14 April 2005). "Discovery to rebrand Health, Home & Leisure". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 1 September 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  2. ^ Hadley, Paul (24 April 2013). "Changes to Discovery channels this month". Entertainment Interactive. Retrieved 30 April 2013.

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