Discovery Channel has today launched a new timeshifted service following around two weeks of tests. Discovery +1.5 retransmits the schedule from the mother channel with a delay of one and a half hours. It can be found at the end of the News and Documentaries section of the Sky EPG at Channel 549.
Although the +1 hour timeshifted channels are a popular feature in the UK market this it is believed that this is the first time that a +1.5 timeshift has been introduced, although there has been some experimentation with half hour time shifts.
Another launch, the independent Horse and Country TV, is expected on air later this week.