Discovery Science is a pay television network, operated by Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA, it targets several European countries' television markets. It primarily features programming in the fields of space, technology and science. The channel originally launched as Discovery Sci-Trek. Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled or dubbed. It is available through numerous subscription services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In some countries the advertisement and the announcements between programs are localized.
|Network||Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Timeshift service||Discovery Science +1|
|Owner||Warner Bros. Discovery|
|Launched||1 October 1998|
|Closed||9 March 2022; 7 months ago (Russia)|
The channel launched in the UK & Ireland as the Discovery Sci-Trek on 1 October 1998, later followed by other European countries, with the channel rebranding itself as the Discovery Science Channel on 1 April 2003. Later on, the name was shortened to just 'Discovery Science'.
A 1-hour timeshift channel of Discovery Science launched in the UK and Ireland on Monday 21 April 2008 on Sky 549, which replaced a placeholder 90-minute timeshift of Discovery Channel, known as Discovery +1.5.
On 24 January 2013, Discovery channels returned on Numericable in France. In December 2016, Altice acquired an exclusivity agreement with NBCUniversal and Discovery Networks. Discovery Channel, Discovery Science and Investigation Discovery were removed from Canal+ on 17 January 2017. The channel (along with Discovery Channel) had high shares (0,5% in 2014, 0,4% in 2016) before have been removed from Canal+.
On 9 March 2022, Discovery Inc. closed Discovery Science in Russia due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Throughout its life as the Discovery Sci-Trek Channel, the channel used an image of the rings of Saturn as its logo and in idents. When relaunching as the Discovery Science Channel, it became a stylised molecule, with the Discovery Channel globe as one of its atoms.
Since then, the channel has followed its United States counterpart The Science Channel, currently known as 'Science', in logo trends. In March 2008, Discovery Science adopted a modified version of the periodic table logo used from 2007, and in 2012, the channel adopted the new 'Morph' logo introduced in 2011.