Discovery Turbo

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Discovery Turbo
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Programming
Timeshift service
  • Discovery Turbo +1 (UK and Ireland only)
  • Discovery Turbo +2 (Australia only)
Ownership
Owner Discovery Inc.
History
Launched16 March 2005
Replaced
Replaced by DMAX (Southeast Asia)
Former namesDiscovery Turbo MAX
(2009–2015, Australia only)
Availability
Cable
Virgin Media
(UK)
Channel 256
Asianet Digital (India)Channel 404
WightFibre
(UK)
Channel 81
Foxtel
(Australia)
Channel 620
Channel 640 (+2)
Conexion digital express
(Bogotá and Kennedy, Colombia)
Channel 49 (Digital)
HV televisión
(Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia)
Channel 42 (Digital)
FJ CableTV Bogotá Fibra Optica
(Colombia)
Channel 95 (Digital - Standard and Premium)
Cablevisión
(Argentina)
Channel 111 (Digital)
Claro Colombia
(Colombia)
Channel 313 (Digital)
Satellite
Sky (Great Britain)Channel 161
Channel 261 (+1)
Sky (Ireland and NI)Channel 188
Channel 288 (+1)
DirecTV Channel 736
Movistar Colombia
(Colombia)
Channel 360
IPTV
Claro TV
(Dominican Republic)
Channel 310
Eir Vision Channel 524
Streaming media
Sky Go (New Zealand only) skygo.co.nz
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Discovery Turbo (previously known as Discovery Turbo MAX in Australia) is a pay television channel devoted to programming about transport. It is similar to Discovery Velocity and Motor Trend. It was also briefly available as an on-demand service in the US in the late 2000s.

Contents

Feeds

Discovery Turbo Latin America

The channel launched in Latin America in 2005.

Discovery Turbo UK

Original logo from March 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011 for UK and Latin America except in Asia and Australia on July 7, 2014 Discovery Turbo.svg
Original logo from March 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011 for UK and Latin America except in Asia and Australia on July 7, 2014

It launched on 1 March 2007, replacing Discovery Wings and Discovery Kids. [1]

Discovery Turbo Asia

Discovery Turbo launched in Southeast Asia on September 22, 2008, replacing Discovery Real Time. Discovery Turbo Asia ended its broadcast on July 7, 2014 at 5:59 am as it has been rebranded to DMAX starting at 6:00 am on the same day.

Discovery Turbo India

The channel launched on January 28, 2010. [2] From March 1, 2021 the channel started to follow a timeshifted version of DMAX Asia's schedule.

Discovery Turbo Australia

In Australia, the channel first launched in 2008[ specify ] on SelecTV, replacing Discovery Real Time which previously launched on 15 March 2007. [3] [ better source needed ] The channel ceased being available in late 2010 following SelecTV's closure of its English service. [4] A separate feed[ citation needed ], named Discovery Turbo MAX, launch on 15 November 2009 on the Foxtel platform. [5] At launch, the channel was also available on a two-hour delay, with the time shift channel called Discovery Turbo MAX +2. [5] In May 2015,[ specify ] the channel rebranded as Discovery Turbo, seeing it change to a similar branding to that used by other Discovery Turbo channels around the world.[ citation needed ]

Discovery Turbo New Zealand

In New Zealand, the channel is known as Discovery Turbo, with similar branding and content to other Discovery Turbo channels around the world. It launched on 1 November 2015 on channel 75 exclusively to Sky Television. [6] [7]

DTX in Europe

In Europe, the channel is known as DTX (formerly known Discovery Turbo Xtra), with similar branding and content to other Discovery Turbo channels around the world. It launched on 17 September 2013 in Poland, replaced Discovery World, and later roll-out in Turkey and Eastern Europe. However, later in Poland, in second half of November 2016, DTX replaced Discovery Turbo Xtra.

Discovery Turbo Japan

The channel launched on 30 January 2018. [8]

Programming

UK and Ireland

Asia (2008–2014), Australia and New Zealand (2008-2019)

Latin America

  • A Bike is Born
  • American Chopper
  • American Hot Rod
  • Auto Trader
  • Beetle Crisis
  • Campervan Crisis
  • Chasing Classic Cars
  • Concorde: The Final Flight
  • Destroyed in Seconds
  • The Detonators
  • Engineering Le Mans
  • Extreme Machines
  • Firepower
  • Flight Deck
  • Flying Heavy Metal
  • Futureweapons
  • Garage Dreams
  • The Garage
  • The Great Biker Build-Off
  • The Greatest Ever
  • Hard Shine
  • Heartland Thunder
  • Hyperspeed
  • Kit Car Crisis
  • Los CARvotta
  • Marine Machines
  • Mark Williams On The Rails
  • Martin Shaw: Aviators
  • Monster Garage
  • Overhaulin'
  • Racer Girls
  • Robocars
  • Sunrides Earth
  • Trainspotting
  • Trains With Pete Waterman
  • Ultimate Biker Challenge
  • Ultimate Car Build-Off
  • Vroom Vroom
  • Warbots
  • Weaponology
  • Weaponizers
  • Weeeee Cars
  • Weird Wheels
  • What's My Car Worth?
  • Wheeler Dealers
  • World's Biggest Airliner: Building The Airbus A380
  • Wrecks to Riches

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