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is an American
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network owned by Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications, Inc. is an American global media and entertainment company. The company started as a single channel in 1985, The Discovery Channel. Today, DCI has global operations offering 28 network entertainment brands on more than 100 channels in more than 180 countries in 39...
dedicated to fitness and health. Launched on February 1, 2011, it is the result of the merger of Discovery Health Channel
Discovery Health Channel is a website owned by Discovery Communications, created for people interested in health and wellness. Until December 31, 2010, it was a U.S. cable television specialty channel dedicated to television programming that highlights various aspects of health and wellness...
FitTV was an American digital cable and satellite channel, owned by Discovery Communications. The channel focused on fitness and exercise-related programming. FitTV offered programming with such fitness celebrities as Cathe Friedrich, Sharon Mann, Gilad Janklowicz, Marilu Henner, Tamilee Webb and...
and features programs formerly found on both channels.
Discovery Communications shut down the original Discovery Health Channel at 11:59 pm ET on December 31, 2010 and used its old channel space a minute later to launch OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, a new network under the auspices of Oprah Winfrey
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. Its old shows soon began airing on FitTV.
On January 17, 2011, Discovery Communications announced that FitTV and the intellectual property of the Discovery Health Channel would be merged and renamed as Discovery Fit & Health on February 1, 2011, using FitTV's old channel space.