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The World is Ours

The Discovery Channel (or simply as Discovery) is a cable television channel which began broadcasting in June 1985.

It used to be a Science Show oriented network. Nowadays, it's kind of hard to tell. Most notable for being the network with MythBusters, Man vs. Wild, Deadliest Catch and Dirty Jobs. Also has a Shark Week every year since 1987, usually in mid-summer. Their most famous slogan is literally The World is Just Awesome (for which it is the Trope Namer). They often employ the Docudrama approach to their shows.

Often seen as competing with The History Channel; both in the days when the two networks primarily aired educational programming and today in the race to become Network Decay's poster child.

It is the flagship brand and namesake of Discovery Inc., which also owns several other networks such as Animal Planet, Discovery Family, and TLC, among others. In 2018, Discovery was acquired by Scripps Networks Interactivenote , adding networks like HGTV and Food Network to its portfolio. An all-encompassing streaming service combining the various Discovery brands, Discovery+, launched in 2021. The same year, a deal was announced where Discovery would merge with WarnerMedia, which was spun-off from AT&T (which had essentially dug them into a hole during their tenure as owner), with the combined company being named Warner Bros. Discovery. Discovery+ is expected to be merged with HBO Max as a result.


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The Great Pizza Caper

When eating pizza slices, stay on your side and adhere to proper pizza etiquette

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