Discovery leads Volia channel popularity poll

Factual channels and movie services are the most popular TV channels amongst Ukrainian cable operator Volia’s subscriber base, according to a survey carried out by the operator. Factual channels are most popular amongst Volia subscribers, chosen by 76% or respondents, followed by movie services with 71% and news channels with 59%. Sport and entertainment services […]

Discovery says OWN ‘beginning to turn a profit’

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is “starting to pay down the investment Discovery has made in the venture” having turned cash flow-positive, according to Discovery Communication’s CEO. Discovery has pumped in millions of dollars into the cable channel – which also runs a programming block on TLC in the UK – due to a number […]

Discovery’s TLC to launch in UK

Discovery Networks is to launch its female-oriented lifestyle channel TLC in the UK and Ireland at the end of April. The channel will be carried by BSkyB and cable operator Virgin Media, as well as BT Vision and TalkTalk’s YouView platform. TLC will also be available in HD on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms […]

TLC makes Belarus debut

Discovery Networks International has launched female skewed network TLC in Belarus on Cosmos TV’s pay TV platform. The lifestyle channel replaces Discovery’s Travel & Living network and is available in the Basic package on Cosmos’s digital and analogue networks.

Discovery’s TLC orders international formats across CEE

Discovery is to increase its programming spend for its lifestyle channel TLC in Russia and Poland and is to remake a raft of international formats. TLC Poland will launch a local version of British food format The Great British Bake Off – known as The Great Polish Bake-Off – after striking a deal with BBC […]

Discovery launches TLC in Baltic States

Discovery Group is to replace Discovery Travel & Living with female-focused lifestyle channel TLC in the Baltic States. Latvian cable operator Baltcom said that it was making TLC available in the original language version and in Russian on its digital tier, and in Russian only on its analogue tier.  

TLC gets Siol TV carriage

Telekom Slovenia has added lifestyle channel TLC to its Siol TV pay TV platform. The Discovery Networks channel is available to Mega package subscribers. The channel airs programmes including Cake Boss, Say Yes To The Dress, LA Ink and Don’t Tell The Bride (pictured).

New launches push TLC over 100 million homes mark

Discovery is launching its female-skewed lifestyle channel TLC in Denmark, Finland and Portugal, helping it to achieve its stated ambition of reaching 100 million homes before end-2011.
 Discovery started rolling out TLC internationally in March 2010 and originally said that the channel would be in 100 million homes by spring 2011, a target later pushed […]

All Go for TLC in Malta

Discovery is launching its female skewing network TLC in Malta after striking a deal with pay TV operator Go. This will be the channel’s first launch in the country and is part of its expansion internationally as it hopes to launch in 75 countries and 100 million global homes by the end of the year. […]

TLC boosts eastern European presence

Discovery Networks International is expanding the European footprint of its female-skewing channel TLC with launches in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The channel will be available in the new markets from September 1. DNI said TLC, which is a year old, is on course to be in 100 million homes by the end of […]