Destination America

Destination America is an American cable television owned by Discovery, Inc. The network carries programming focused on the culture of the United States—including food, lifestyles, and travel.

Destination America
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerDiscovery, Inc.
(pending merge approval with WarnerMedia to form Warner Bros. Discovery)
Sister channels
History
LaunchedOctober 7, 1996; 25 years ago (October 7, 1996)
Former names
  • Discovery Travel & Living Network (1996–1998)
  • Discovery Home and Leisure (1998)
  • Discovery Home & Leisure Channel (1998–2004)
  • Discovery Home Channel (2004–2008)
  • Planet Green (2008–2012)
Links
Websitewww.destinationamerica.com
Availability
Cable
Available on most providersChannel slots vary on each operator
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 194 (HD)
DirecTVChannel 286 (SD/HD)
C-BandAMC 11-Channel 615 (4DTV Digital)
IPTV
Verizon FiOS
  • Channel 168 (SD)
  • Channel 668 (HD)
AT&T U-verse
  • Channel 465 (SD)
  • Channel 1465 (HD)
Streaming media
Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Philo, Sling TV

The network first launched in 1996 as Discovery Travel & Living Network, as part of a suite of four digital cable networks the company launched that year. From its launch until 2008, the network primarily focused upon home improvement, cooking, and leisure-themed programs. In 2008, the channel re-launched as Planet Green, which carried a focus on environmentalism and sustainable living; Discovery spent $50 million on developing programming for the channel. Planet Green was ultimately considered a failure; by 2010, the channel had begun to populate schedule with reruns of Discovery library programming that had little to with ecology.

In May 2012, the channel re-launched as Destination America, which originally featured programming focused on American culture; the channel's format was similar to Travel Channel, and also featured Discovery-owned library programs that had previously aired on Travel Channel prior to its divestment of the channel.

By 2017, Destination America had rebranded as a channel focusing on paranormal topics and investigations. This format ended following Discovery's acquisition of Travel Channel's then-present owner Scripps Networks Interactive.in 2018, when Travel Channel itself was rebranded with a similar paranormal format, and Destination America returned to its previous format using both companies' libraries.

As of February 2015, approximately 57,238,000 American households (49.2% of households with television) receive Destination America.[1]


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