Discovery Announces New Fitness and Health Channel

NEW YORK — Discovery Communications says it’s combining the fitness programming of its FitTV channel with the real-life stories aired by the recently defunct Discovery Health.

The company announced Monday that Discovery Fit & Health cable network will launch on Feb. 1. It will be found on the channel currently occupied by FitTV, which is available in approximately 50 million homes.

The network says Discovery Fit & Health’s program slate will include forensic mysteries, medical stories, baby and pregnancy programming, and stories of extreme life conditions.

The former Discovery Health network was scrapped to make room for the new Oprah Winfrey Network, which claimed that channel when it signed on Jan. 1.

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