|Launched||31 March 2005|
|Closed||16 May 2009|
|Owned by||Discovery Networks Europe|
|Picture format||576i (4:3 SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Germany, Austria|
|Sister channel(s)|| Discovery Channel |
Discovery Geschichte ("Discovery History") was a German television channel focusing on history-related programmes owned by Discovery Networks Europe. The channel launched on March 31, 2005 on the Premiere platform.
A television channel is a terrestrial frequency or virtual number over which a television station or television network is distributed. For example, in North America, "channel 2" refers to the terrestrial or cable band of 54 to 60 MHz, with carrier frequencies of 55.25 MHz for NTSC analog video (VSB) and 59.75 MHz for analog audio (FM), or 55.31 MHz for digital ATSC (8VSB). Channels may be shared by many different television stations or cable-distributed channels depending on the location and service provider
The service was discontinued as a full 24-hour channel on May 15, 2009 after Premiere had signed a new contract with Discovery Networks Deutschland in preparation for Premiere's relaunch as Sky Deutschland in July. On Premiere, Discovery Geschichte was replaced by National Geographic Channel Germany the following day. Discovery Geschichte continues as a programming block om DMAX.
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