TLC (British and Irish TV channel)
TLC is a British pay television channel owned by Discovery EMEA. It is based on the American channel of the same name. It launched on 30 April 2013 at 8:00 p.m., replacing Discovery Real Time and DMAX +2.
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Timeshift service||TLC +1|
|Sister channels||Animal Planet|
|Launched||30 April 2013|
|Replaced||Discovery Real Time (2005-2013)|
Discovery Travel & Living (2005-2013)
|Virgin Media||Channel 167 (HD)|
Channel 172 (+1)
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 121|
|Channel 133 (HD)|
Channel 233 (+1)
Channel 828 (SD)
|12382 H 27500 5/6 (SD)|
12168 V 27500 2/3 (HD)
11038 V 22000 5/6 (+1)
|BT||Channel 323 (SD)|
Channel 377 (HD)
|Plusnet||Channel 323 (SD)|
Channel 377 (HD)
|Eir Vision||Channel 125|
|TVPlayer||Watch live (UK only)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
|UPC Horizon||Watch live (Ireland only)|
|Sky Go||Watch live (UK and Ireland only)|
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 was chasing a completely different demographic than the old TLC, Discovery treated it as a new channel launch rather than a return.
On 30 April 2013, TLC +1 was launched, replacing DMAX +2.
A two-hour timeshift, TLC +2, was launched on 16 September 2013. It closed down on 27 April 2018, and was rebranded as Discovery Turbo +1.
- 90 Day Fiancé
- Beachfront Bargain Hunt
- Brides of Beverly Hills
- Cake Boss
- Cheer Perfection
- Curvy Brides
- Extreme Couponing
- Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
- Breaking Amish
- Breaking the Faith
- Dating Naked
- Devious Maids
- The Dr. Oz Show
- The Exes
- The Golden Girls
- Gypsy Brides US
- I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
- Last Chance Saloon
- Long Island Medium
- My Mother Is Obsessed
- My Lottery Dream Home
- My Strange Addiction
- The Nanny
- Oprah's Lifeclass
- Oprah's Next Chapter
- Toddlers & Tiaras
- Say Yes to the Dress
- Secret Princes
- Super Soul Sunday
- Swinger Wives
- Your Style in His Hands
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- Hadley, Paul (24 April 2013). "Changes to Discovery channels this month". Entertainment Interactive. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- "System Updates". Overnights.tv. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
- Munn, Patrick (27 March 2013). "TLC To Launch in UK on April 30th". TVWise. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- Whittingham, Clive (25 April 2013). "TLC stocks UK schedule". C21Media. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
- Munn, Patrick (26 April 2013). "TLC Acquires UK Rights To TV Land's 'The Exes' & 'Happily Divorced'". TVWise. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
- Whittingham, Clive (4 April 2013). "OWN gets TLC UK block". C21Media. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
- "Curvy Brides Boutique". Radio Times. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
- Caitlin Moran (1 January 2020). "TV for big girls". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 8 August 2021.