Quest: 2009-2014

In October 2008, Discovery announced that they would launch a channel on Freeview in early 2009, but without using the "Discovery" name. A placeholder appeared on Freeview channel 47 on 5 January 2009 and TalkTalk TV Channel 109 on 14 May 2009. Although the channel was planned to launch on 14 May 2009 at 10am, after broadcasting a promo loop on the planned launch morning, at 10am the channel returned to displaying a "Coming soon" message. The Quest website displayed a message reading: "Regrettably we have made the decision to postpone the launch of Quest. Due to a number of commercial factors we have had to make this difficult decision. We did not make this decision lightly and we are working towards launching Quest in the near future. We would like to apologise wholeheartedly to any of you that have been looking forward to this launch." The channel finally launched on September 30th 2009.

Pre-launch Promo





Car Chase



Promotion Examples

Programme Menu (Mechanic)

Programme Menu (Abseil)

Break Bumper