Talk:TLC (TV network)

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No disambiguation[edit]

This article needs a link to the wikipedia disambiguation page for TLC, wherever that is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.3.142.169 (talk) 17:01, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Criticisms[edit]

This is a good idea, because through the media lately, and for the past several years, TLC has been facing mounting criticism over the use of reality TV shows to fill time -- and particularly, what they've chosen. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.11.97.69 (talk) 19:01, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. This should be a part of this article.--136.181.195.4 (talk) 17:39, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

ranting[edit]

seems like this article was written by someone who's pissed at the changes in TLC. Although this article does seem to be biased, I agree with it completely. I used to watch TLC for science and technology... now, every time I turn ton the TLC channel, all I get is human relationship, etc... So yea, I agree completely with the article. Darkcurrent 15:56, 1 April 2007 (UTC)darkcurrent

Gotta agree with your assessment of the article. I'd go so far as to say it's non-neutral. Like you, I agree with the opinion it expresses -- only when I found myself nodding in agreement over and over did I realize that this article is not exactly 'encylopediac' in quality. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.180.28.53 (talk) 11:57, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

I don't necessarily think it's biased... it's just true. It's not like the writer said "I don't like X", he accurately portrayed the nonsense this channel has been going through lately. Yes, it makes TLC look bad, but it's hard to deny that TLC went from being a place for scientific, documentary-esque media to addiction shows and programs like "Little People, Big World". It's not like these are just a couple of time slots, their lineup is dominated by those shows. It's an obvious change. Jwaffe (talk) 01:26, 3 May 2010 (UTC)jwaffe

BBC[edit]

I took out the specific reference to the BBC as the example given ("Junkyard Wars") is a Channel 4 program. I had a quick look at the TLC web site, but I couldn't find any actual BBC shows listed there, with the possible exception of Brum. If anyone knows of any actual BBC material that ends up on TLC, feel free to add it back. --rbrwr

TLC and all discovery networks have a well-known relationship with BBC. I'm not sure if they are owned by the same people or what, but it is certain that many BBC productions end up on discovery-owned networks. Many documentaries originate from the BBC, and some series are syndicated, adapted for, and some cases even cloned for discovery networks. Watch any discovery-owned station and you'll see many documentaries that at the end say BBC in the credits.
Trading Spaces, arguably the flagship program of the network, and several others, are co-productions of the BBC and Banyan Productions.--The Monster 02:37, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


Just FYI:[edit]

I'm a female and I do not appreciate the changes that TLC has made to its programming over the course of the last six or seven years. I didn't mind it as much when TLC started edging towards more entertaining programming (e.g. "Trauma: Life In The E.R." and "Paramedics"), but this new-look TLC is for all intents and purposes dead to me. I can't recall the last time I watched anything on TLC, nor do I really want to. None of the baby-themed or wedding-themed programming appeals to me, nor does any of the nighttime programming, including the poor remake of the classic "What Not To Wear".

I wanted to express this just in case anyone read the original article and inferred from the "feminine" mention re: the completely revamped TLC that that automatically means it suits all females. BTW, I'm still pissed I didn't get to check out the classic, pure education version of TLC, the one that used to sponsor certain PBS programs (including "European Journal" IIRC). I'm also pissed there are no real alternatives on the non-digital tier. Krushsister 04:56, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Though this comment is almost three years old, this wasn't the place to be whinning about it. Sorry to break it to you but "pure eductional" verision didn't get viewers which is why they changed it. 07:17, 14 February 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.227.217.84 (talk)

And I'll break it to you that the new version of TLC has NO VIEWERS, as there's ZERO to watch on the channel that's worth my anybody's time, since they're paying for the channel! Sierraoffline444 (talk) 05:55, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

References[edit]

I have tagged this article as it does not cite several references, specifically pertaining to criticisms. I am unable to verify most of these criticisms, so I added the tag with hopes that other editors may be able to cite these claims. Ajwebb 21:58, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

This article is terrible. I've tagged it with {{POV}}, {{OR}}, and {{weasel}}, mostly pertaining to the criticism sections. Melchoir 03:27, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

On the face of it, with the template tags at the top of the article, it was very difficult to determine what was at issue. Seeing the concerns here, I've moved the tags to the section that seems to be at issue. Agent 86 23:32, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

This article still only cites two references. Would somebody please find sources for the information? Also the phrase, "which many would argue are not educational at all" in response to TLC's current programming should be removed or reworded. TennysonXII (talk) 03:57, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

No, it must remain, per WP:ADHOCᚹᚩᛞᛖᚾᚻᛖᛚᛗ (ᚷᛖᛋᛈᚱᛖᚳ) 22:12, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Logo before 1992[edit]

What did it look like? WizardDuck (talk) 04:02, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

games[edit]

there is mention of the kids games--50.41.74.130 (talk) 01:15, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

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