DIY Network

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This article is about the American television channel. For the Canadian equivalent, see DIY Network (Canada).
DIY Network
DIY Network logo
Launched January 1, 1999
Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan The Home Improvement How-To Network
Headquarters Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Sister channel(s) Cooking Channel
Food Network
Great American Country
HGTV
Travel Channel
Website diynetwork.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 230 (HD/SD)
1230 (On Demand)
Dish Network 111 (HD/SD)
Cable
Verizon FiOS 667 (HD)
167 (SD)
Available on most cable systems Check Local Listings for channels
IPTV
AT&T U-Verse 1454 (HD)
454 (SD)

DIY Network is a channel owned by Scripps Networks Interactive that focuses on do it yourself projects at home.

Television stations air local versions with local hosts with segments produced by the network. Branded DIY Network programming is also broadcast in Japan and the Philippines. The cable network reaches 50 million households in the US.[1]

As of August 2013, DIY Network is available to approximately 58,592,000 pay television households (51.31% of households with television) in the United States.[2]

Programming[edit]

The shows carried over the network cover the gamut of various activities which are capable of being performed by amateurs at home. The current programming focuses on:

Programming that focused on other activities and hobbies have ceased. These include:

The network also carries reruns of the series This Old House, originally a PBS series about families who had their homes remodeled or rehabilitated, and as recently as late-2009, some older HGTV archive programming, including the Carol Duvall Show.

History[edit]

DIY was the second network to be launched by Scripps, following the success of HGTV. In fact, for the first two years the programming consisted of mixed and mashed clips of old HGTV programs while new content was developed. The network offered a large amount of broadband content (originally project worksheets and instruction pages for printout by users, later video clips and more) to create demand for and help cable operators launch their nascent broadband services. The broadband portal was first DIYnet.com, and has since been changed to DIYnetwork.com

DIY says they target a more male audience than HGTV (which is more female), although both channels have offerings which appeal to both.

The channel has announced it will launch in high definition on May 1, 2010 on "two prominent distributors", and it will add 200 new original programs by year end.[3] One of the "prominent distributors" turned out to be Dish Network, which launched DIY HD on May 12, 2010.[4] DirecTV added DIY HD on September 19, 2012.

AT&T U-verse Carriage Dispute[edit]

AT&T U-verse dropped Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country on November 5, 2010 due to a carriage dispute.[5] But on November 7, 2010, the carriage dispute was resolved.[6][7]

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