TLC (TV network)

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CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland, United States
Spanish (via SAP audio track)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentWarner Bros. Discovery Networks
Sister channels
  • October 1980; 43 years ago (1980-10)
Former names
  • ACSN – The Learning Channel (1980–1983)
  • The Learning Channel (1984–1998)
Streaming media
Service(s)Philo, Sling TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Vidgo

TLC is an American cable television channel owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. First started in 1980 as The Learning Channel, it focused on educational and teaching programming. By the late 1990s, after being bought by the owners of Discovery Channel earlier in the decade, the network began to move towards reality television programming—predominantly focusing on programming involving lifestyles and personal stories—to the point that the previous name of "The Learning Channel" was stopped.

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2015.