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Discovery Turbo

Discovery Turbo
Discovery Turbo logo
Launched 19 May 2005
1 March 2007
(United Kingdom and Latin America)
September 22, 2008
(Asia and Australia)
Closed 7 July 2014
(Asia except Australia)
4 August 2014
(Portugal) [1]
Owned by Discovery Networks Western Europe
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.1% (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)
Formerly called Discovery Wings
Discovery Kids
Replaced by DMAX Asia
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
(United Kingdom and Ireland)
Channel 524
DirecTV Channel 736
Movistar Colombia
Channel 360 (Digital)
Virgin Media
(United Kingdom)
Channel 221 (Digital)
Smallworld Cable
(United Kingdom)
Channel 523 (Digital)
(United Kingdom)
Channel 81 (Digital)
Channel 634 (Discovery Turbo MAX, HD Digital)
Channel 635 (Discovery Turbo MAX +2, HD Digital)
Conexion digital express
(Bogotá and Kennedy, Colombia)
Channel 49 (Digital)
HV televisión
(Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia)
Channel 42 (Digital)
FJ CableTV Bogotá Fibra Optica
Channel 95 (Digital - Standard and Premium)
Channel 111 (Digital)
Claro Colombia
Channel 313 (Digital)
Claro TV
(Dominican Republic)
Channel 310

Discovery Turbo is a television channel devoted to programming about transport.


  • History 1
    • Discovery Turbo MAX 1.1
  • Programmes on Discovery Turbo 2
    • U.K. and Ireland 2.1
    • Asia and Australia (2008 - 2014) 2.2
    • Latin America 2.3
  • External links 3
  • References 4


It launched on 1 March 2007, replacing Discovery Wings and Discovery Kids.[1]
The original logo from March 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011 for UK and Latin America except in Asia and Australia on July 7, 2014.
It also launched in Asia and Australia in 2008, available formerly on SelecTV until the closure of its English service in late 2010.[2][3]

It was officially announced that Discovery Turbo Asia ends its broadcast on July 7, 2014 at 5:59 AM as rebranded to DMAX Asia starting at 6:00 AM as the same day.

It was also briefly available as an on-demand service in the US in the late 2000s.

Discovery Turbo MAX

Discovery Turbo MAX is an alternative channel in Australia. It launched on 15 November 2009. It also has a timeshift service called Discovery Turbo MAX +2. It is exclusively available to Foxtel subscribers.

Programmes on Discovery Turbo

U.K. and Ireland

Asia and Australia (2008 - 2014)

Latin America

  • A Bike is Born
  • American Chopper
  • American Hot Rod
  • Auto Trader
  • Beetle Crisis
  • Campervan Crisis
  • Chasing Classic Cars
  • Concorde: The Final Flight
  • Destroyed in Seconds
  • The Detonators
  • Engineering Le Mans
  • Extreme Machines
  • Firepower
  • Flight Deck
  • Flying Heavy Metal
  • Futureweapons
  • The Garage
  • The Great Biker Build-Off
  • The Greatest Ever
  • Hard Shine
  • Heartland Thunder
  • Hyperspeed
  • Kit Car Crisis
  • Los CARvotta
  • Marine Machines
  • Mark Williams On The Rails
  • Martin Shaw: Aviators
  • Monster Garage
  • Overhaulin'
  • Racer Girls
  • Robocars
  • Sunrides Earth
  • Trainspotting
  • Trains With Pete Waterman
  • Ultimate Biker Challenge
  • Ultimate Car Build-Off
  • Vroom Vroom
  • Warbots
  • Weaponology
  • Weaponizers
  • Weeeee Cars
  • Weird Wheels
  • What's My Car Worth?
  • Wheeler Dealers
  • World's Biggest Airliner: Building The Airbus A380
  • Wrecks to Riches

External links

  • Discovery Channel UK


  1. ^ "Discovery Goes Into Turbo Mode!".  
  2. ^ Addington, Tim (15 March 2007). "SelecTV adds five Discovery channels to platform".  
  3. ^ Chessell, James (20 August 2010). "Bruce Gordon's SelecTV to make changes".  

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