Discovery World is a European pay television channel which features programming in the fields of travel, culture and history. Discovery World offers a mix of history, culture, real-life stories, investigation, mystery shows, factual series and documentaries. Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled.
In Europe the channel started as Discovery Civilisation, also called Discovery Civilisation Channel, in the UK the 1 October 1998, alongside the Sky Digital's launch and later followed by other European countries. On 18 April 2008 the channel changed its name into Discovery World and extended its program lineup to also include programs about culture, crime and "mysterious phenomena".