Discovery Launching TLC TV Channel in the UK

Discovery Networks International will launch TLC in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday, April 30.

TLC, already the world’s leading female entertainment channel, will be exclusively premiering hit shows from the US, alongside a host of original UK series featuring well-known stars.

US shows set for their exclusive UK broadcast include global pop cultural phenomenon, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and TLC’s new series in the US, Breaking Amish.

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Meanwhile, leading brand agency Dentsu has announced “Hello! Japan,” a new international entertainment TV channel with popular Japanese content, launched in Singapore by J Food & Culture TV Pte. Ltd. (Read: Dentsu Opens “Hello! Japan” TV Channel in Singapore)

Moreover, Discovery Communications TV network Animal Planet is back with its month-long programming special – Where Tigers Rule – to celebrate India’s national animal and bring to the fore engaging and varied stories on this magnificent animal from India and around the world. (Read: Bollywood Beauty Bipasha Basu Loves Tigers)

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“TLC is a unique entertainment channel that brings together a huge range of characters from the UK and US.  It is full of stories that will get people talking and we hope it will become part of the rich and varied TV culture in the UK,” said Susanna Dinnage, SVP & general manager, Discovery Networks UK.

Stars including Holly Valance, Lisa Snowdon, Dawn O ‘ Porter and Brix Smith Start will feature in new shows Ultimate Shopper, Your Style in His Hands, and Undercover Mums.

TLC will be available on Sky (channel 125), Virgin Media (channel 167), BT Vision (channel 875) and YouView on the TalkTalk player, as well as via Sky, Virgin Media and BT Vision’s on-demand services.  TLC will also be available in HD from Sky and Virgin Media.

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