Discovery Channel Logo – Discovery , formerly Discovery Channel is a cable television channel owned by Discovery Communications , being a sign of entertainment, culture and education virtually distributed in the market for television payment worldwide. The brand is known for its variety of programming scientific , particularly documentaries and programs on nature . Discovery was launched on June 17th of 1985 in the United States .
On June 17, 1985, the Discovery Channel was launched with a major investment of 5 million USD overall resources of the BBC, Allen & Company, Venture America and others. At first I was available to 156,000 homes and aired for 12 hours, from 15:00 to 3 am with 75% of U.S. viewers. John Hendricks was born on March 29, 1952 February is the founder and president of Discovery Communications Discovery’s parent company known as Cable Educational Network Inc in 1982.
In its early years, the channel aired programs of the Soviet Union including the Vremya news program. 4 premiere in 1988 World Monitor program, produced by the newspaper The Christian Science Monitor . That same year he started Shark Week, which has since become an annual basis. In five years, the channel had reached 50 million households. Then eventually released several versions in different languages, reaching nearly 2 billion television viewers distributed in 170 countries and territories.
Discovery reaches more than 450 million households in over 160 countries. In several of these, Discovery is available on satellite digital platforms that offer the same program in multiple languages or subtitles (including Spanish , German , Portuguese , Italian , Danish , Greek , Polish , Hungarian , Romanian and Hindi ). Discovery Communications, created Discovery Networks U.S. Hispanic Group , in offering a package of four own channels in Spanish: Spanish Discovery , Discovery Kids, Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Home and Health, Discovery Turbo and Discovery Civilization.