Discovery Turbo

Discovery Turbo
Discovery Turbo logo
Launched 16 March 2005 (Brazil)
19 May 2005
(Portugal and Latin America)
November 2005
1 March 2007
(United Kingdom)
September 22, 2008
(Asia and Australia)
Closed 7 July 2014
(Asia except Australia)
4 August 2014
31 July 2015 (Spain)
Owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.12% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Formerly called Discovery Turbo MAX (2009–2015) (Australia only)
Replaced Discovery Wings (UK)
Discovery Kids (UK)
Replaced by DMAX Asia
Sister channel(s) Discovery Channel
(UK and Ireland)
Channel 524
DirecTV Channel 736
Movistar Colombia
Channel 360
Virgin Media
Channel 261
Smallworld Cable
Channel 261
Channel 81
Channel 634 (Discovery Turbo MAX, HD Digital)
Channel 635 (Discovery Turbo MAX +2, HD Digital)
Conexion digital express
(Bogotá and Kennedy, Colombia)
Channel 49 (Digital)
HV televisión
(Bogotá and Soacha, Colombia)
Channel 42 (Digital)
FJ CableTV Bogotá Fibra Optica
Channel 95 (Digital - Standard and Premium)
Channel 111 (Digital)
Claro Colombia
Channel 313 (Digital)
Claro TV
(Dominican Republic)
Channel 310
Streaming media
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Discovery Turbo (previously known as Discovery Turbo MAX in Australia) is a television channel devoted to programming about transport.


It launched on 1 March 2007, replacing Discovery Wings and Discovery Kids.[2]

The original logo from March 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011 for UK and Latin America except in Asia and Australia on July 7, 2014.

It was officially announced that Discovery Turbo Asia ends its broadcast on July 7, 2014 at 5:59 am as rebranded to DMAX Asia starting at 6:00 am as the same day.

It was also briefly available as an on-demand service in the US in the late 2000s.

Discovery Turbo in Australia

In Australia, the channel first launched in 2008 on SelecTV, replacing Discovery Real Time which previously launched on 15 March 2007.[3] The channel ceased being available in late 2010 following SelecTV's closure of its English service.[4] A separate feed, named Discovery Turbo MAX, launch on 15 November 2009 on the Foxtel platform.[5] At launch, the channel was also available on a two hour delay, with the timeshift channel called Discovery Turbo MAX +2.[5] In May 2015, the channel rebranded as Discovery Turbo, seeing it change to a similar branding to that used by other Discovery Turbo channels around the world.

Discovery Turbo in New Zealand

In New Zealand, the channel is known as Discovery Turbo, with similar branding and content to other Discovery Turbo channels around the world. It launched on 1 November 2015 on channel 75 exclusively to Sky Television.[6][7]

Discovery Turbo Xtra in Europe

In Europe, the channel is known as Discovery Turbo Xtra, with similar branding and content to other Discovery Turbo channels around the world. It launched on 17 September 2013 in Poland, replaced Discovery World, and later roll-out in Turkey and Eastern Europe. However, later in Poland, in second half of November 2016, DTX replaced Discovery Turbo Xtra.

Programmes on Discovery Turbo

U.K. and Ireland

Asia (2008–2014) New Zealand and Australia

Latin America

  • A Bike is Born
  • American Chopper
  • American Hot Rod
  • Auto Trader
  • Beetle Crisis
  • Campervan Crisis
  • Chasing Classic Cars
  • Concorde: The Final Flight
  • Destroyed in Seconds
  • The Detonators
  • Engineering Le Mans
  • Extreme Machines
  • Firepower
  • Flight Deck
  • Flying Heavy Metal
  • Futureweapons
  • Garage Dreams
  • The Garage
  • The Great Biker Build-Off
  • The Greatest Ever
  • Hard Shine
  • Heartland Thunder
  • Hyperspeed
  • Kit Car Crisis
  • Los CARvotta
  • Marine Machines
  • Mark Williams On The Rails
  • Martin Shaw: Aviators
  • Monster Garage
  • Overhaulin'
  • Racer Girls
  • Robocars
  • Sunrides Earth
  • Trainspotting
  • Trains With Pete Waterman
  • Ultimate Biker Challenge
  • Ultimate Car Build-Off
  • Vroom Vroom
  • Warbots
  • Weaponology
  • Weaponizers
  • Weeeee Cars
  • Weird Wheels
  • What's My Car Worth?
  • Wheeler Dealers
  • World's Biggest Airliner: Building The Airbus A380
  • Wrecks to Riches


  2. "Discovery Goes Into Turbo Mode!". MediaWeek. 7 October 2008.
  3. Addington, Tim (15 March 2007). "SelecTV adds five Discovery channels to platform". B&T Weekly. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012.
  4. Chessell, James (20 August 2010). "Bruce Gordon's SelecTV to make changes". The Australian. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  5. 1 2 Knox, David (14 November 2009). "Pay TV's upgrade to top Freeview". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  6. "SKY TV AND DISCOVERY NETWORKS AGREE LONG TERM EXCLUSIVE DEAL" (Press release). Sky Television New Zealand. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  7. Page, Emma (1 November 2015). "Wayne Carini talks Chasing Classic Cars". Retrieved 1 November 2016. ...Discovery Turbo, that launches on November 1...Discovery Turbo (Sky Channel 075).
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