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The Science Channel is a cable and satellite television channel produced by Discovery Communications. Science Channel features science-related television programs covering all aspects of science, e.g. space, technology, prehistory and animals.


Launched in September 13, 1999 and originally named Discovery Science, its name changed to The Science Channel in 2002 only in United States. A complete "makeover" took place in April 2003, airing newer and more up-to-date television programming.

In December 2007, Science Channel debuted a brand new on-air look and changed its logo to an element box that is colored orange and white.

International versions of Science Channel are transmitted in South East Asia, Europe, and Australia as Discovery Science.

Science Channel HD

Science Channel also has a high definition simulcast, Science Channel HD, that launched September 1, 2007.


Science Channel broadcasts a number of science-related television series and films originally produced by or aired on The Discovery Channel, e.g. Beyond Tomorrow, among some others. There have also been a few television programs produced for The Science Channel, such as MegaScience and What The Ancients Knew. Programs from other Discovery Networks, PBS and the BBC are either regularly or occasionally aired. Television series produced in the 1990s, e.g. Discover Magazine, and Understanding, can be viewed on weekdays.


A selected list of some series aired on Science Channel:

Films and Miniseries



Image:Science Channel.png|Former Science Channel logo used from 2002 to December 2007.Image:Discovery scienceccc.jpg|Logo used in Europe, Latin America, Arab World, Asia and Australia.Image:Science channel hd.png|Science Channel HD logo

The redesigned logo is similar to the Periodic Table, and the element being used is Sc (scandium) (the two letters are also considered as the initials of the network).

Science On Demand has a play symbol (right-pointing triangle) in the upper-right corner.

The HD version of the channel has the letters HD in the upper-right corner.

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