TV schedules are finalised two weeks before transmission. For the latest information visit the TV Guide or our shows page. You should also follow our social media accounts as we post programme news and scheduling information here as well.
Some clips on our YouTube Channel are embeddable free of charge. Instructions on how to do this are available here. If you embed the video you must include the appropriate channel and programme credit.
Due to copyright reasons we are unable to supply clips and images for all programmes. Discovery Access has clips that can be licensed for a fee.
Discovery has 13 channel brands in the UK covering factual and lifestyle & entertainment programming. Channels include Discovery Channel, Quest, Quest Red, DMAX, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery. A full list of channels can be found here.
We only accept proposals from TV production companies. If you have an idea for a programme you should research which production companies have worked on similar projects and submit a proposal to them directly. PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) has a directory of production companies.
If you are from a production company please login via the Producers Portal here (registration needed).
Discovery Networks does not accept unsolicited show reels. If you want to become a presenter you need to contact a production company or casting agent directly. A show reel should be interesting, fun, no longer than 5 minutes in length and include several scenes that show variety. Do not go to great expense and get family or friends to help. When you send it to a production company enclose a covering letter and ensure your details are clearly marked. Never send the master copy. PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) has a directory that lists contact details for production companies.
Music used in programmes is often credited at the end of each programme. If its not listed apps like Shazam and SoundHound are available that can recognise music tracks instantly. Alternatively use the contact form and we will do our best to help.
For music used in adverts you need to contact the advertiser directly. Apps like Shazam and SoundHound are available and can recognise music tracks instantly. Discovery cannot be held responsible for the content of third party sites.
Adverts broadcast have been cleared for transmission by Clearcast. If you have a complaint about an advertisement this should be directed to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) who will investigate. If your complaint is about a programme trailer please use the contact us link and we will ensure it is passed on to the department responsible for investigation.
We moderate content sent in by users. If your content breaks our terms and conditions, it will be removed. This may be for legal or copyright reasons or you may have lowered the tone by swearing, being derogatory to other users or by spamming with links to websites.
We offer a variety of advertising opportunities on our websites and television channels as well as larger integration possibilities with our content. To learn more about commercial opportunities and how your brand can work with us please use the contact us link and state clearly in the message that it is for our Commercial team.
Product placement is where a company pays a TV channel or a programme-maker to include its products in a programme. Ofcom has approved product placement in TV programmes specifically made for UK audiences as long as this placement complies with Ofcom rules. If you would like to read more about product placement click here.
Advertisers compress sound levels that when compared against programmes – which have a wider variation in levels – can appear louder. We have recognised this and use perceived loudness meters to measure the actual loudness of the sound. This means we can adjust the levels of commercials and interstitial materials in accordance with Ofcom guidelines.
Discovery is committed to broadening access to its programmes for people with a hearing impairment through subtitling and those with a visual impairment through audio description. For more information on Access Services please click here.