TLC (TV network)

TLC is an American cable television channel owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. First established in 1980 as The Learning Channel, it initially focused on educational and instructional programming. By the late 1990s, after an acquisition by the owners of Discovery Channel earlier in the decade, the network began to pivot towards reality television programming—predominantly focusing on programming involving lifestyles and personal stories—to the point that the previous initialism of "The Learning Channel" was phased out.

CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland, United States
Spanish (SAP audio feed)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentWarner Bros. Discovery Networks
Sister channels
  • October 1980; 41 years ago (1980-10)
Former names
  • ACSN – The Learning Channel (1980–1983)
  • The Learning Channel (1984–1998)

As of February 2015, TLC is available to watch in approximately 95 million American households (81.6% of households with cable television) in the United States.[1]

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