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TLC Entertainment

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 14 Oct 2011

About

TLC Entertainment (also known simply as TLC) is a female lifestyle and entertainment digital satellite channel on the DStv platform which consists of inspiring content focused on gripping human interest stories, food, fashion, family and weddings.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 135 (previously 186 and 172)
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9)
1086i (HDTV, 16:9) - from 21 May, 2018

ABOUT

TLC Entertainment, which is owned by Discovery Networks, launched in South Africa on DStv on 14 October, 2011, embracing the multifaceted lives of South African women and offering a variety of entertainment for all tastes.

The channel features non-scripted female targeted entertainment programmes focusing on everything from food, family, weddings, fashion, health and life events. TLC aims to find extraordinary real life characters who share their life accounts through compelling storytelling.

It is also the exclusive home of programming from the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in South Africa.

At launch, the programme line-up includes US series such as What Not to Wear, Say Yes to the Dress, Rich Bride Poor Bride, Jon and Kate Plus 8 as well as the Discovery Channel series Cake Boss.

These were be a joined by a selection of specials including Becoming Chaz, which takes you on the remarkable, personal journey of Cher's daughter, Chastity Bono, as she undergoes gender reassignment surgery to become a man.

TLC is one of the most widely distributed and top ranking networks in the US and has been successfully rolled out in a number of countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

TLC and ID Investigation Discovery were launched at the same time to complement Discovery's existing portfolio of channels in South Africa which at the time consisted of Discovery Channel, Discovery World, Animal Planet and Discovery HD Showcase.

On Thursday 31 March, 2016, TLC changed channel number from 172 to 135.

The channel moved to HD from 21 May, 2018.


Latest Updated Shows

Thando Bares All

Genre: Talk Show
Channel: TLC Entertainment
Summary: Tell-all talk show which focuses on a series of issues that ordinary citizens go through in their daily lives, but aren't brave enough to talk about.
Starring: Thando Thabethe, Carissa Cupido


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 10 March

10 Mar 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
1000-lb Sisters wobble about on TLC as Nat Geo documents the Cold War with Apocalypse: War of Worlds.


New on TV today: Thursday 5 March

05 Mar 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Two series return today: 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days on TLC and Top Gear on BBC Brit.


New on TV today: Sunday 23 February

23 Feb 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Season 2 of Gospel Unplugged starts on SABC2 and Animals with Cameras do the filming on SABC3.


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