DIY Network

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DIY Network
DIY Network logo
LaunchedJanuary 1, 1999; 20 years ago (1999-01-01)
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format
SloganThe Dirtiest Network
HeadquartersKnoxville, Tennessee, United States
Replaced byMagnolia Network (to be launched in Summer of 2020)
Sister channel(s)
Websitewww.diynetwork.com
Availability
Satellite
Orby TVChannel 188
Dish NetworkChannel 111
DirecTVChannel 230
Cable
Available on most cable systemsChannel slots vary on each provider
IPTV
AT&T U-Verse
  • Channel 454 (SD)
  • Channel 1454 (HD)
Verizon FiOS
  • Channel 167 (SD)
  • Channel 667 (HD)
Streaming media
FuboTVInternet Protocol television
PhiloInternet Protocol television
PlayStation VueInternet Protocol television
Sling TVInternet Protocol television

DIY Network is an American basic cable network owned by Discovery, Inc. The network is a spin-off of HGTV; while it originally focused on instructional programming related to "do it yourself" activities, DIY Network has since focused on personality-based, documentary-style reality series related to home repair and renovation.

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.[1]

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 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.[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.

In November 2018, Chip and Joanna Gaines of the former HGTV series Fixer Upper announced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, that they were in early talks to form a "lifestyle focused media network" with Discovery via their personal company Magnolia.[5][6] In April 2019, Discovery officially announced their new venture, and that its linear television component would launch some time in 2020 and replace DIY Network.[7]

International versions[edit]

A Canadian version of DIY Network launched on October 19, 2009, replacing the Canadian version of Fine Living.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Texas Flip and Move
  3. ^ 2010 Cable Upfronts: DIY Goes HD In May - Scripps Network Service To Unveil 17 New Series In 2010, Multichannel News, April 20, 2010
  4. ^ DISH Network Boosts Industry-Leading HD Lineup With Six New Channels
  5. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2018-11-10). "Chip and Joanna Gaines in Talks With Discovery for Linear Channel and Streaming Platform". Variety. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  6. ^ "Chip and Joanna Gaines announce a new TV network with Discovery: 'We are excited to be back'". USA Today. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  7. ^ "DIY to Be Rebranded as Chip and Joanna Gaines' New Discovery Network". TheWrap. 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2019-10-27.

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