DMAX (British TV channel)
DMAX is a British free-to-air male-oriented TV channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Discovery announced on 22 November 2007 that they would launch a version of DMAX in the UK and Ireland market on 8 January 2008 after its initial success in Germany.
|Picture format||16:9 576i SDTV|
|Timeshift service||DMAX +1|
|Sister channels||Animal Planet|
Discovery Home & Health
|Launched||8 January 2008|
|Replaced||OBE +1 (Sky)|
Travel Channel (Freesat, Freeview)
Channel 900 (+1)
|Virgin Media (UK)||Channel 171|
Channel 214 (+1)
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 214|
Channel 151 (+1)
Channel 272 (+1)
|12382 H 27500 5/6|
12382 H 27500 5/6 (+1)
|eir Vision||Channel 134|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
|Horizon Go||Watch live (Ireland only)|
Following the re-combination of the Entertainment and Lifestyle & Culture sections of the Sky guide, Discovery relocated some of their stations on the platform, resulting in DMAX being pushed down the grid to allow Discovery Home & Health to be moved up.
In the May 2018 reorganisation of the Sky main guide, DMAX moved to channel 178.
On 7 January 2019, it was announced that DMAX would become a free-to-air channel and be carried on Freeview (channel number 42) and Freesat (channel number 150) from 16 January, replacing sister channel Travel Channel.
On 12 June 2019, DMAX moved to channel 37 on the Freeview platform as part of a reshuffle due to its owner, Discovery, Inc. acquiring Good Food, Home and Really from the UKTV network as part of a deal with BBC Studios.
The one-hour timeshift service DMAX +1 has been available on Sky since the launch of DMAX, originally on channel 145.
On 30 April 2013 TLC launched on channel 125, resulting in Challenge being relocated from there to channel 145, leading to DMAX +1 being moved to Sky channel 238. As of August 2014, following further guide changes DMAX +1 was on Sky channel 233.
In the May 2018 reorganisation, timeshifts of channels in the first 99 places were placed on the corresponding position in the 200 range, so with DMAX moved to 178, DMAX +1 was shifted to 278.
The DMAX +1 service went free-to-air alongside the parent channel in 2019 and took the place of Travel Channel +1 on the Freesat guide.
A two-hour timeshift channel named DMAX +2 launched on Sky on 1 April 2008. DMAX +2 closed on 30 April 2013 when TLC launched, with the accompanying TLC +1 launched on channel 195, which had been DMAX +2.
Another timeshift channel named DMAX +1.5 launched on Sky on 18 August 2008. DMAX +1.5 was closed down on 2 November 2009 when Quest +1 launched.
Discovery decided to make a new division called Discovery Entertainment Group Ltd. in the UK. It operated Quest, Quest Red, Food Network, HGTV, Really, Discovery and Animal Planet. Later on, it decided for DEG to operate TLC and DMAX as their +1 Channel is added to Freeview on 1 January 2020.
- American Chopper
- Animal Cops: Detroit
- BoJack Horseman
- Challenge Tommy Walsh
- Chop Shop: London Garage
- Come Dine with Me
- Crash Test Danny
- Crime Museum UK with Martin Kemp
- The Crocodile Hunter
- Deadliest Catch
- Dirty Jobs
- Holmes on Homes
- How It's Made
- I Escaped Death
- Kenny the Shark
- LA Ink
- Life Below Zero
- Little People, Big World
- London Ink
- London's Burning (No longer shown on DMAX)
- Magnum, P.I.
- Marooned with Ed Stafford
- Miami Ink
- Misfit Garage
- Monsters Inside Me
- Mountain Monsters
- My Shocking Story
- Mystery Hunters
- Nick's Quest
- NYPD Blue
- Operation Repo
- Pet Rescue
- Strange Sex
- Toddlers & Tiaras
- Tommy Walsh Makes It Big
- Wheeler Dealers
- Wicked Attraction
- Wife Swap (UK)
- Wife Swap (U.S.)
- Wildlife SOS
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- "DMAX Goes Free-To-Air Later This Month, Acquires FX Animated Comedy 'Archer'". TV Wise. 7 January 2019.
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- "Channel Changes implemented or notified since 01/11/2009". AGB Nielsen Media Research. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-20.