Discovery Health Channel (DHC) was a U.S.-based cable TV network. The parent company Discovery Communications, Incorporated started official broadcasting on August 2, 1999. DHC specialized in health and wellness entertainment. DHC also had a chapter in the United Kingdom known as Discovery Home-and-Health and Discovery-Health-Canada.
DHC broadcasted a series of medical-based reality TV programming. Initially, the programming came from similar channels such as TLC. Later DHC started broadcasting its own reality TV programming. In 2004, it won a Daytime Emmy for the original TV programming Adoption Stories. FitTV, a sister network of the DHC brand has adopted most of the fitness-related programming since the channel discontinued broadcasting on December 31, 2010.
OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) replaced DHC on January 1, 2011. FitTV also underwent a merger and became Discovery Fitness-and-Health. A popular TV series that aired on DHC included Untold-Stories-Of-the-ER, which is now a standard programming on the newly rebranded Discovery Fitness-and-Health channel.
The latest development is that Discovery Communications, Inc. has managed another rebranding. The company rebranded the Discovery Fitness-and-Health network. It’s now known as “Discovery Life.” It began airing on January 15 of this year. Fortunately, it has kept many of its popular programming. The UK chapter of Discovery is still active and attracts a large following.