Changes to Discovery channels this month

There will be several changes to the Discovery bouquet of channels to accommodate the launch of TLC later this month.

Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Real Time +1 and Discovery Real Time will all cease broadcasting at the end of April to make way for TLC, and other channels will be changing places on the Sky EPG.

Details of the Sky changes:

TLC (HD or non-HD depending on your service) will launch on channel 125
TLC +1 will launch on channel 195
DMAX +1 and DMAX +2 will be moving or closing down
Discovery Real Time and Real Time +1 will close down
Discovery Home & Health will be on channel 240
Discovery Home & Health +1 will be on channel 241
Discovery Travel & Living will close down
ID will be on channel 522
Animal Planet (HD or non-HD depending on your service) will be on channel 523
Discovery Turbo will be on channel 524
Discovery Science will be on channel 525
Discovery History will be on channel 535
Discovery History +1 will be on channel 536
Animal Planet +1 will be on channel 549
ID +1 will launch on channel 551
Discovery Science +1 will be on channel 557
Discovery non-HD (on HD boxes) & HD placeholder (on non-HD boxes) on channel 561
Animal Planet non-HD (on HD boxes) & HD placeholder (on non-HD boxes) on channel 562

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TLC to launch at the end of April

It has been announced new Discovery Networks channel TLC will launch on the 30th April.

TLC will be a brand new entertainment channel following in the vein of its US counterpart of the same name.

The channel will be available on Sky, Virgin Media and BT Vision in HD and non-HD formats.

WorldScreen.com reports “The company has invested millions into the U.K. launch of TLC. The channel will feature British and global stars including Holly Valance in Ultimate Shopper, Dawn O’Porter in Undercover Mums, Lisa Snowdon in Your Style in His Hands and Oprah Winfrey in Oprah’s Next Chapter. The channel will also launch Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”.

TLC has been expected to launch here for a long long time so this is well overdue.

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TLC expected to launch this year

The launch of TLC in the UK has been expected for years and it looks like we are finally moving closer to a launch date.

Broadcast Now reports “Discovery’s latest internal deadline for the channel, which has been in the planning stages for close to two years, is between late April and early May, although sources close to the company suggest this will depend on whether it can reach a carriage agreement with pay-TV platform BSkyB”.

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TLC launching in 2011

TLC (The Learning Channel) will be returning to UK TV from 2011. TLC used to be available in the UK until it was rebranded as Discovery Home & Leisure in 1997. It’s been announced a current Discovery-branded channel will be renamed as TLC and there’s likely to be further brand re-alignment for other Discovery channels. It’s thought TLC will be available on Sky and cable platforms.

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