Discovery Home & Health (UK & Ireland)

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Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Home and Health.png
Launched 1 July 2000
Owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share 0.02%
0.01% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Formerly called Discovery Health (2000–2005)
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery History
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Turbo
Investigation Discovery
Quest Red
Timeshift service Discovery Home & Health +1
Sky Channel 177
Channel 277 (+1)
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 284
Channel 285 (+1)
Virgin Media (Ireland) Channel 210
WightFibre Channel 80
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
Former logo

Discovery Home & Health is a television channel. It was launched on 1 July 2000 as part of the Discovery Channel's bouquet of channels, as Discovery Health, following a similar format to the American channel of the same name.

It was rebranded on 7 May 2005 to its current name, and relaunched as a female oriented lifestyle channel. This coincided with the relaunch of Discovery Home & Leisure as Discovery Real Time, a male oriented channel.[1]

On 30 April 2013, Discovery Home & Health received a new look, following the closure of Discovery Real Time and Discovery Travel & Living, and began broadcasting in widescreen, the last of Discovery's UK channels to do so. Some programming from the closed channels was transferred over to Home & Health. At the same time the channels also moved into Real Time's old EPG slots on Sky and did so on Virgin Media on 7 May 2013.[2]



  1. ^ Shelley, Darren (14 April 2005). "Discovery to rebrand Health, Home & Leisure". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 1 September 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Hadley, Paul (24 April 2013). "Changes to Discovery channels this month". Entertainment Interactive. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 

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