DIY Network

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DIY Network
DIY Network logo
Launched January 1, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-01-01)
Owned by
Picture format
Slogan The Dirtiest Network
Headquarters Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Sister channel(s)
DirecTV 230
Dish Network 111
Verizon FiOS
  • 667 (HD)
  • 167 (SD)
Time Warner Cable 161
Available on most cable systems Check Local Listings for channels
AT&T U-Verse
  • 1454 (HD)
  • 454 (SD)
Zazeen (Canada) 134 (SD)
Streaming media
Sling TV Internet Protocol television
PlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television

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.[2]

As of February 2015, DIY Network is available to approximately 60,942,000 pay television households (52.4% of households with television) in the United States.[3]


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.


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, and has since been changed to

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 announced it would launch in high definition on May 1, 2010 on "two prominent distributors", and it would add 200 new original programs by year end.[5] One of the "prominent distributors" turned out to be Dish Network, which launched DIY HD on May 12, 2010.[6] 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.[7] But on November 7, 2010, the carriage dispute was resolved.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Szalai, Georg (July 31, 2017). "Discovery to Acquire Scripps Networks for $14.6 Billion". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ If I Had a Hammer, I Wouldn’t Watch TV New York Times July 20, 2008
  3. ^ Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Texas Flip and Move
  5. ^ 2010 Cable Upfronts: DIY Goes HD In May - Scripps Network Service To Unveil 17 New Series In 2010, Multichannel News, April 20, 2010
  6. ^ DISH Network Boosts Industry-Leading HD Lineup With Six New Channels
  7. ^ AT&T's U-verse Drops Food Network, HGTV and Other Scripps Networks, Chicago Tribune, November 5, 2010
  8. ^ Food Network, HGTV, Back on U-verse, Chicago Tribune, November 7, 2010
  9. ^ AT&T U-verse, Scripps Reconnect on Carriage Contract, MultiChannel News, November 7, 2010