December 3, 2004

Discovery Wings is Becoming the Military Channel

discovery_wings.jpgDiscovery Communications has announced that it will transition its Discovery Wings Channel to the Military Channel on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005. According to the announcement the new channels mission will be to "Offer a broad focus on all aspects of the military with a wide array of programming about its people, strategy, technology and history."

At first I was not disappointed by the announcement since much of the programming on the Wings station was already military focused. But, in thinking about it this evening I will miss knowing I can flip to Wings and know that I will find aviation content. Many of the shows that currently air on Wings will be applicable on the new Military Channel but some of my favorite Wings series will likely be canceled in the transition such as Learning to Fly, A Plane is Born, and Airline Story.

I have to admit to not watching Discovery Wings on a regular basis but it was a comfort to know it was there. Although, I will miss it I am sure I will enjoy some of the programming that is expected on the Military Channel.

Posted by at December 3, 2004 8:48 PM
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