Discovery Health Channel

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Discovery Health Channel
Discovery Health logo.svg
Final logo
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland
OwnerDiscovery Communications
Sister channelsFitTV
LaunchedJuly 1, 1998; 22 years ago (July 1, 1998)
ClosedDecember 31, 2010; 9 years ago (December 31, 2010)
Replaced byOWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (channel space)
Discovery Life (merger with FitTV)

Discovery Health Channel was an American subscription television channel. Launched in July 1998, it was owned by Discovery Communications as a spin-off of Discovery Channel, focusing on health and wellness-oriented programming.

In the beginning, DHC's programming consisted of reruns of medical- and health-themed programming from other Discovery networks, particularly TLC. As the network matured, it began producing its own reality series, mostly dealing with babies (Babies: Special Delivery, Birth Day), bodies (Plastic Surgery: Before and After, National Body Challenge), and medicine (The Critical Hour, Dr. G: Medical Examiner). DHC also showed episodes of the CBS medical drama series Chicago Hope on a semi-regular basis. DHC also aired fitness-related programming, most of which later spun off to its sister network FitTV. DHC won its first Daytime Emmy in 2004 for its original series about adoptive families, Adoption Stories.

On January 15, 2008, Discovery announced a joint venture with Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions to re-launch Discovery Health as OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, in 2009.[1] After multiple delays, OWN officially launched on January 1, 2011, replacing Discovery Health.[2][3]

On February 1, 2011, FitTV was rebranded as Discovery Fit & Health. The network initially took on Discovery Health's programming with FitTV's fitness programming as a complement. It was relaunched in 2015 as Discovery Life, to reflect a generalization of its scope to include life events and family stories.[4][5][6]


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