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Discovery Wings (UK) To Be Axed  
User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

First in the US and now here - Discovery Wings is to be axed from 1st March.

It will be replaced by "Discovery Turbo" - a motoring channel aimed at adult men.

The channel will "be offering programs featuring the most exciting new vehicles including cars, trucks, motorbike, planes and trains".

I for one think this is a bad decision - unlike the states there is a huge selection of civil aviation programmes on Wings from hang gliders to 747s.

http://media247.co.uk/skydigital/new...rchive/2007/02/discovery_turbo.php

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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Well it was going to happen sooner or later, the other day Discovery wings had three programmes repeating throughout the night - one of them was about trains....



I havent watched the channel in earnest in a few years, its been going downhill for ages. For example, tonights schedule -

Mark Williams on the Rails (30mins) x 2 - trains? TRAINS?!
Skybound (30mins) x 2 - Repeat
Aviation Archive Weekend - Repeat


Out of three hours, two of them have been on in the past 2 months, and one of them has nothing at all to do with the channels theme.


User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 902 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Frankly as a " TRansport" Enthusiast I think this is a good idea. The Air bit was becoming a bit like a repeat station from the Galaxy. Lets have trains boats planes and buses then you can pick and choose at our leisure by using freeze and play

User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3392 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

most places discovery wings is already dead, replaced by the military channel in the lineup.

User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Discovery Wings UK = AirHog Day.

Bound to happen, too little content and poor ad revenue.


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

The only good thing on the channel was Flight Deck, and the same episodes are repeated three times a night

Glad its gone wasting my sky capacity


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
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It could have been much better, but there we go. Goodbye Wings.
Can;t say i really watched it, I mean, National geographic normally has an aviation related program on it sometime during the day. Fine, its always a disaster, but always good watching.

kev.



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
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I'm not too bothered, Discover Wings is all about endless repeats and cheap programming. National Geographic is far better with quality documentaries about various topics ranging from aviation to geology etc.


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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Its so dissapointing


Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Rubbish channel anyway, some of the worst programming on sky!

Sam



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Yup Load of Rubbish, The only good programs I found on there recently were the repeats of the A380 program off the Discovery Channel, because every program seems to start and finish in a differant place compared to the previous broadcast, so I kept thinking I was missing bits.

Tom.



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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 5):
The only good thing on the channel was Flight Deck, and the same episodes are repeated three times a night

I can think three good programmes on Discovery Wings:

1. Flying Heavy Metal
2. The making of the A380 documentary - Would love to see a similar one on the 787!
3. Flight Deck

....But you can only watch them repeated so many times.


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Quoting EI321 (Reply 11):
I can think three good programmes on Discovery Wings:

1. Flying Heavy Metal
2. The making of the A380 documentary - Would love to see a similar one on the 787!
3. Flight Deck

....But you can only watch them repeated so many times.

Completely agree with you.
Flight Deck had some really good episodes but once you've watched it 27 times you just cant be @rsed watching it anymore,  Wink



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