TLC (UK and Ireland)

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TLC
TLC (UK and Ireland).png
Launched 30 April 2013
Owned by Discovery Networks Western Europe
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.2%
~0.0% (+1)
~0.0% (+2) (June 2014 (2014-06), BARB)
Slogan pleased to meet you
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Ireland
Replaced Discovery Real Time
DMAX +2
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery History
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Turbo
DMAX
Investigation Discovery
Quest
Timeshift service TLC +1
TLC +2
Website www.uk.tlc.com
Availability
Satellite
Sky Channel 125 (SD/HD)
Channel 154 (+1)
Channel 200 (+2)
Channel 239 (SD)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 167
Channel 168 (HD)
Channel 169 (+1)
Smallworld Cable Channel 201
UPC Ireland Channel 121
WightFibre Channel 79
IPTV
TalkTalk Plus TV Channel 413
BT Channel 413
Channel 472 (HD)
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
UPC Horizon Watch live (Ireland only)
Sky Go Watch live (UK and Ireland only)

TLC is a British TV channel owned by Discovery Networks Western Europe, based on the American channel of the same name. It launched on 30 April 2013 at 8:00 p.m.,[1] replacing Discovery Real Time and DMAX +2.[2]

The original version of TLC was launched in 1994 and was subsequently renamed Discovery Home & Leisure and later Discovery Real Time as part of Discovery's catalogue of themed channels. Given that TLC is chasing a completely different demographic than the old TLC, Discovery is treating it as a new channel launch rather than a return.

On 30 April 2013, TLC moved into Challenge's EPG slot on Sky channel 125, which moved into DMAX +1's location, channel 145, which moved down the EPG. DMAX +2, which was exclusive to Sky, was replaced by TLC +1.

A two-hour timeshift, TLC +2, launched on Sky on 16 September 2013.[3]

Programming[edit]

Programming consists of acquired shows and original commissions.[4][5][6] TLC also features an Oprah Winfrey Network branded programme block.[7]

Current programming[edit]

Acquired shows[edit]

Original commissions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Szalai, Georg (27 March 2013). "Discovery Communications to Launch TLC in U.K., Ireland". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Hadley, Paul (24 April 2013). "Changes to Discovery channels this month". Entertainment Interactive. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "System Updates". Overnights.tv. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Munn, Patrick (27 March 2013). "TLC To Launch in UK on April 30th". TVWise. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Whittingham, Clive (25 April 2013). "TLC stocks UK schedule". C21Media. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Munn, Patrick (26 April 2013). "TLC Acquires UK Rights To TV Land's 'The Exes' & 'Happily Divorced'". TVWise. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Whittingham, Clive (4 April 2013). "OWN gets TLC UK block". C21Media. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

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