Discovery launches new channels in India

Science, Turbo and HD all arrive in English

NEW DELHI -- Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said Wednesday it is launching three new 24-hour channels in India: Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery HD, with permission granted by India's Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Discovery Science and Discovery Turbo will be offered on both analog and digital platforms, while Discovery HD will be offered in 1080i along with 5.1 surround sound and launched on the digital platform. All three channels will be available in English.

The new channels increase Discovery’s offerings in India to six channels. 

Discovery currently runs three channels here, including flagship Discovery Channel, lifestyle channel Discovery Travel & Living and Animal Planet, which the network claims reach 109 million cumulative subscribers, with programming customized in Hindi and English.