Discovery Channel (known as The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and regularly alluded to as basically Discovery) is an American pay-TV station that is the leader and namesake TV property of Discovery, Inc., a traded on an open market organization kept running by CEO David Zaslav. As of June 2012, Discovery Channel is the third most generally dispersed membership station in the United States, behind TBS and The Weather Channel; it is accessible in 409 million family units around the world, through its U.S. lead station and its different possessed or authorized TV slots internationally.
It at first gave narrative TV programming concentrated principally on mainstream science, innovation, and history, yet by the 2010s had ventured into an unscripted tv and pseudo-logical entertainment. Programming on the lead Discovery Channel in the U.S. is principally centered around unscripted tv arrangement, for example, theoretical examination (with shows, for example, MythBusters, Unsolved History, and Best Evidence), vehicles, and occupations, (for example, Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch); it additionally includes documentaries particularly went for families and more youthful groups of onlookers.
A prevalent yearly element on the station is Shark Week, which shows on Discovery amid the late spring months. Despite its prominence and achievement, the program has collected feedback, particularly from established researchers, for being experimentally inaccurate.
As of January 2016, Discovery Channel is accessible to roughly 94,456,000 pay-TV families in the United States.