TLC (TV network)

TLC (originally an initialism for The Learning Channel) is an American pay television channel owned by Discovery, Inc. Initially focused on educational and learning content, by the late 1990s the network began to primarily focus towards reality series involving lifestyles, family life, and personal stories.

TLC
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaUnited States
Canada
United Kingdom
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland, United States
Programming
Language(s)English
Spanish (SAP audio feed)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerDiscovery, Inc.
(pending merge approval with WarnerMedia to form Warner Bros. Discovery)
Sister channels
History
Launched
  • October 1980; 41 years ago (1980-10)
Former names
  • ACSN – The Learning Channel (1980–1983)
  • The Learning Channel (1984–1998)
Links
Websitewww.tlc.com
Availability
Cable
Available on most cable systemsVaries by cable provider
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 183 (HD/SD)
DirecTV/StreamChannel 280 (SD/HD)
IPTV
Verizon FIOS
  • Channel 139 (SD)
  • Channel 639 (HD)
AT&T U-verse
  • Channel 250 (SD)
  • Channel 1250 (HD)
Streaming media
Philo, Sling TV, YouTube TV

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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