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Encyclopedia > Discovery Channel (Canada)
Discovery Channel
Type Cable television specialty channel
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Availability National
Owner Bell Globemedia (80% and managing partner)
Discovery Communications (20%)
Launch date January 1, 1995
Website www.discoverychannel.ca

Discovery Channel is a Canadian cable television specialty channel devoted to science and nature programming. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (832x395, 144 KB) This is a logo of a television station, network, corporation, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Bell Globemedia Inc. ... See also Discovery Channel Discovery Communications Inc. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ...


Licensed in 1994, it began broadcasting on January 1, 1995. It had been owned by NetStar Communications Inc. On March 24, 2000, the CRTC approved CTV Inc. to acquire an 80% voting interest in NetStar Communications Inc., which also owned 100% of TSN and RDS, 80% of Discovery Channel, and a non-controlling interest of 24.95% in Viewers Choice Canada Inc. Currently, it is jointly owned by Discovery Communications (20%), owner of the American Discovery Channel, and CTV Specialty Television (80%), itself a partnership of Bell Globemedia (67%) and ESPN (33%). 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... TSN may also refer to The Sporting News, The Sierra Network, Team Sportscast Network, or taxonomic serial number. ... Réseau des sports (RDS), is a Canadian French language cable television channel showing sports and sport-related shows, it is the French-language sister station of The Sports Network TSN. It is available in 2. ... Viewers Choice Canada (marketed as Viewers Choice, without the apostrophe), is a Eastern Canada pay-per-view and Near Video on Demand service of 46 television channels owned by Astral Media. ... Discovery Channel is a property of Discovery Communications primarily packaged as a network entertainment brand distributed in virtually every pay-television market in the world. ... Bell Globemedia Inc. ... ESPN (formerly an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Although much of its programming is shared with its American counterpart, the Canadian channel has separate ownership and produces some of its own programming as well. Most notably, the channel produces a daily science news program, Daily Planet, which is the first program of its kind anywhere in the world. Despite the inclusion of US programming, the Canadian programming lineup looks more like the American version of The Science Channel than US Discovery Channel. In fact, some shows from TSC, such as How It's Made, Building the Ultimate, and Ultimate Cars, were produced by Canadians. Daily Planet is a television program on Discovery Channel Canada and CTV, which features daily news, discussion and commentary on the scientific aspects of current events. ... The Science Channel is a television channel spun-off from the Discovery Channel, which features only science-related television shows. ... How Its Made (also broadcast in French under the title Comment cest fait) is a 1999 television program produced in Quebec, Canada by Productions MAJ Inc. ...


Being part of CTV, some series that have been premiered on other non-Discovery channels have been shown, including BattleBots and Amazing Race. BattleBots (also BattleBots, Inc. ... The Amazing Race is a reality game show broadcast in one-hour episodes in which teams of two race around the world in competition with other teams. ...


Unlike the US channels, Canadian Discovery Channel does not rate its shows, except for The Sex Files and Forensic Factor, which were rated '18+'. A program appearing on Discovery Channel Canada and shown on Bell Globemedia around midnight hours, because of content, I talks about several issues of sexuality, from genetics, reproduction, sexual orientation, puberty, etc. ...


Several noted Canadian journalists, including Valerie Pringle, have produced and hosted programming for the network. Valerie Pringle is a Canadian television host and journalist. ...

Contents

Discovery Channel programming blocks

  • Disaster Detectives - about disasters, and as of 2006, supernatural encounters
  • Discovery Sunday Showcase - An 8-11pm Sunday block that usually features a 2 to 3 hour programmes, usually followed by a theme week. In 2006, it was renamed to Discovery Presents.
  • Monster Monday - Former Monday block about monsterous projects, including Monster Garage, Monster House, and Frontiers of Construction.
  • Supercharged Saturday - 'Explosive' programming that airs on Saturday night.
  • Ultimate - shows that deal with engineering projects, or showcasing machinery.
  • Wild Discovery - shows about wildlife, or animals in general.
  • World's Greatest Mysteries - shows about mystries, ancient civilizations.

Look up Supernatural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Monster Garage is a popular television show for the Discovery Channel. ... Monster House (2003 - Present) is a Discovery Channel television program that documents the themed remodeling of a residence in a five day time frame. ...

List of Canadian-made Discovery Channel programmes

Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Canadas Worst Driver is a series airing on Discovery Channel Canada, based on Televison Corporations Britains Worst Driver. ... Canadas Worst Handyman is a 2006 reality television series airing on Discovery Channel Canada, produced by Proper Television. ... For the television show Connections, go here. ... Creepy Canada is a TV program aired on OLN. It focuses on paranormal activities around Canada. ... Daily Planet is a television program on Discovery Channel Canada and CTV, which features daily news, discussion and commentary on the scientific aspects of current events. ... Eco-Challenge: The Expedition Race was a multi-day expedition length adventure race competed by teams of four. ... How Its Made (also broadcast in French under the title Comment cest fait) is a 1999 television program produced in Quebec, Canada by Productions MAJ Inc. ... I Shouldnt be Alive is a television show broadcasted on the Discovery Channel that tells the stories of normal people in incredible circumstances. ... Mayday (also known as Air Emergency in the United States, and Air Crash Investigation in the rest of the world) is a documentary television program produced by Cineflix in Canada. ... Mean Machines was a market-leading multi-format gaming magazine released between 1990 and 1992 in the United Kingdom, much loved by gamers of the time for its irreverent humor, anarchic editorial tone and style, and its extremely accurate, if sometimes outrageously outspoken reviews. ... Patent Bending is a reality television series based on actually building some of the weird, fantastical ideas inventors have patented over the last century. ... Rocket Science refers to a number of topics: Rocket science, is the study of Rockets and rocketry. ... The Exodus Decoded is a 2006 documentary created by Jewish Canadian filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, in which new evidence is explored. ... A program appearing on Discovery Channel Canada and shown on Bell Globemedia around midnight hours, because of content, I talks about several issues of sexuality, from genetics, reproduction, sexual orientation, puberty, etc. ...

Production studios

Exploration Production Inc., a producer and distributor of factual content, primarily in the form of episodic series and science magazines for television, was opened in 1993. NetStar Communications Inc., owned the company under Discovery Channel Canada, and it was acquired by CTV during the CTV-NetStar acquisition. EPI has produced many shows found in Discovery Channel and other affiliated Canadian channels.


Discovery HD

Discovery HD aka Discovery HD Theatre Canada is a high definition simulcast of Discovery Channel Canada. It features the best in science and technology, nature and adventure programming all in true HD. Image File history File links Discovery_HD.jpg‎ Discovery HD Theatre Canada Logo This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ...


Discovery HD is Canada's first 24 hr HD network, featuring a mix of Discovery Channel favourites and original HD programming. Well known Discovery favourites including American Chopper, Forensic Factor and Monster Garage are mixed in with such programs as Ultimate HD and An Inside Look. American Chopper is a Discovery Channel reality television series produced by Pilgrim Films & Television Inc. ... Monster Garage is a popular television show for the Discovery Channel. ...


Affiliated channels

Unlike US counterpart, Canadian Discovery channels are licensed to different owners.


Bell Globemedia channels

Animal Planet is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Bell Globemedia in partnership with Discovery Communications. ... Discovery Civilization Channel is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel owned by Bell Globemedia in partnership with Discovery Communications with programming about the history of human civilization. ...

Alliance Atlantis channels

Discovery Health Channel is a Canadian category 1 digital cable television channel with programming based on human health issues. ...

Corus Entertainment channels

Discovery Kids Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel with educational programming for children such as Girlz TV, Popular Mechanics for Kids, Magic School Bus and more. ...

Directly marketed channels

TLC official logo TLC is a cable TV network in the US, that carries a variety of informational and reality-based programming. ... The Military Channel is a recent addition to the Discovery Channel group of programming options. ...

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