Factual entertainment network Discovery Channel will become available exclusively on Orbit in the Middle East region from January 1st 2007. Discovery Channel delivers informative and entertaining factual content to a target demographic of young, upscale men aged 25 â€“ 39. Discovery Science, the only network devoted to the wonders of science, including in-depth coverage of current science news, will also join the Orbit line-up in early January 2007.
The introduction of Discovery Channel and Discovery Science to Orbit brings the total number of Discovery Networks available on Orbit to three; Animal Planet, a joint venture network between Discovery and BBC Worldwide which reflects mankind’s eternal fascination with the creatures that share our world, has been available on the platform since January 2002. The three channels are programmed 24 hours a day in English and are also subtitled in Arabic on the Orbit platform.