TLC (UK and Ireland)

Launched 30 April 2013
Owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.25%
0.05% (+1)
0.02% (+2) (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Slogan pleased to meet you
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Formerly called Discovery Real Time (2005-2013)
Discovery Travel & Living (2005-2013)
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery History
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Turbo
Investigation Discovery
Timeshift service TLC +1
TLC +2
Sky Channel 125 (SD/HD)
Channel 154 (+1)
Channel 200 (+2)
Channel 234 (SD)
Virgin Media Channel 167
Channel 168 (HD)
Channel 169 (+1)
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 121
WightFibre Channel 79
BT Channel 323
Channel 377 (HD)
Plusnet Channel 323
Channel 377 (HD)
Streaming media
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
UPC Horizon Watch live (Ireland only)
Sky Go Watch live (UK and Ireland only)

TLC is a British TV channel owned by Discovery Networks Western 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.[3]


Programming consists of acquired shows and original commissions.[4][5][6] TLC also features an Oprah Winfrey Network branded programme block.[7]

Current programming

Acquired shows

Original commissions


  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". 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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