TLC (originally an initialism for The Learning Channel) is an American pay television channel that is 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 Tv live

The channel was founded in 1972 by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and NASA as the Appalachian Community Service Network,[2][3] and was an informative and instructional network focused on providing real education through the medium of television; it was distributed at no cost by NASA satellite.

Launched1972; 48 years ago
Owned byDiscovery, Inc. TLC Tv live
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganEveryone needs a little TLC
CountryUnited States
Spanish (as an optional audio track)
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersSilver SpringMaryland, United States
Formerly calledAppalachian Community Service Network (1972–80)The Learning Channel (1980–92)
Sister channel(s)American Heroes ChannelCooking ChannelDestination AmericaDiscovery LifeDiscovery ChannelDIY NetworkFood NetworkGreat American CountryHGTVInvestigation DiscoveryTravel Channel
Digita (Finland)Channel 11
Orby TVChannel 193 (HD)
Dish NetworkChannel 183 (HD)
DirecTVChannel 280 (SD/HD)
Canal Digital (Finland)Channel 12
Shaw DirectChannel 126 (HD)
C-Band (4DTV Digital)AMC-10 – 604