TLC (UK and Ireland)

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TLC
TLC-Logo 2016.svg
Launched30 April 2013
Owned byDiscovery Networks Northern Europe
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share0.25%
0.05% (+1)
0.02% (+2) (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Sloganpleased to meet you
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Sister channel(s)Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery History
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Turbo
DMAX
Investigation Discovery
Quest
Quest Red
Timeshift serviceTLC +1
Websitewww.uk.tlc.com
Availability
Satellite
SkyChannel 140 (SD/HD)
Channel 240 (+1)
Channel 831 (SD)
Cable
Virgin MediaChannel 167
Channel 168 (HD)
Channel 169 (+1)
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 121
WightFibreChannel 79
IPTV
BTChannel 323
Channel 377 (HD)
PlusnetChannel 323
Channel 377 (HD)
Eir VisionChannel 125
Streaming media
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
UPC HorizonWatch live (Ireland only)
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)

TLC is a British TV channel owned by Discovery Networks Northern 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. It closed on 27 April 2018, and was replaced by Discovery Turbo +1.[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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