|Language(s)||English, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Russian|
|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV|
|Launched||1 October 1998|
|Closed||31 December 2020|
|Former names||Discovery Civilisation Channel (1998-2008)|
(at time of closure)
|Ziggo Netherlands||Channel 203|
|Caiway Netherlands||Channel 112|
|Kabel Noord Netherlands||Channel 254|
|CAI Harderwijk Netherlands||Channel 134|
|Stichting Kabelnet Veendam Netherlands||Channel 75|
|Telenet Belgium||Channel 350 (Flanders)|
|KPN Netherlands||Channel 84|
|T-Mobile Netherlands||Channel 63|
|Tele2 Netherlands||Channel 206|
|Proximus Belgium||Channel 80 (Flanders)|
|Ziggo GO Netherlands||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
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In 2013, the channel got replaced by Discovery Turbo Xtra in Central and Eastern Europe. On 31 March 2016, the channel got replaced by Discovery Family in Africa and the Middle East.The network has closed down in Italy, Portugal and Scandinavia.
Discovery World, along with Fine Living closed on 31 December 2020, when it last aired in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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