CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Timeshift serviceTLC +1
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery EMEA
Sister channelsAnimal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery History
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo
Food Network
Investigation Discovery
Quest Red
Cartoon Network
CNN International
Launched30 April 2013, 8pm
ReplacedDiscovery Real Time and Discovery Travel & Living (2005–2013)
Streaming media
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
UPC HorizonWatch live (Ireland only)
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)

TLC is a British pay television channel owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. It is 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 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.[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.
  8. ^ "Curvy Brides Boutique". Radio Times. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  9. ^ Caitlin Moran (1 January 2020). "TV for big girls". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  10. ^ "TLC: Curvy Brides Boutique". Retrieved 15 October 2021.