TLC - a Brand New Entertainment Channel is Launching in the UK

        TLC - a Brand New Entertainment Channel is Launching in the UK

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, March 27, 2013

LONDON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Discovery Networks International will launch TLC in the UK and Ireland on
Tuesday 30 April 2013 .TLC, already the world's biggest female entertainment
channel, will be exclusively premiering hit shows from the US, alongside a
host of original UK series featuring well-known stars.Filled with exciting,
new and enjoyable entertainment shows, and featuring remarkable and memorable
real-life characters, this is TV to talk about.

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

Stars including Holly Valance , Lisa Snowdon, Dawn O ' Porter and Brix Smith
Start will feature in brand 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 YouViewon 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.

Premiere UK commissions at launch include:

  *Holly Valance , Brix Smith Start and Paul Hartnett form a formidable panel
    to judge the style decisions of self-proclaimed fashionistas in British
    fashion show, Ultimate Shopper, produced by Betty TV;
  *With the help of Lisa Snowdon , four husbands and boyfriends shred their
    partners' clothes and completely restyle them in Your Style In His Hands ;
  *Dawn O ' Porter finds out just how much parents know about their teenagers
    when they are left home alone in observational documentary, Undercover
    Mums ;
  *From the producers of Embarrassing Bodies ,  My Naked Secret and Last
    Chance Salon transform the lives of people who have been hiding a secret
    about their bodies, or have undergone botched body enhancements.

Premiere US shows at launch include:

  *Seven-year-old child pageant star Alana " Honey Boo Boo " Thomson, and her
    larger-than-life family, feature in the US smash-hit series and 'pop
    culture phenomenon', Here Comes  Honey Boo Boo ;
  *TLC's highest rating new series in the US, Breaking Amish , follows the
    lives of five young Amish/Mennonite men and women as they trade their
    horse and buggies for taxi cabs in New York, and break out from their
    respective communities;
  *Oprah Winfrey steps outside of the studio for some in-depth conversations
    with newsmakers, celebrities, and real-life families in Oprah ' s Next

Susanna Dinnage, SVP & General Manager, Discovery Networks UK, said: " 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
. " 


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