TLC is an acronym for The Learning Channel which is a basic cable network owned by Discovery Communications. When the channel was launched in 1972, its main focus was on educational and learning content. TLC is a classic example of how a cable television can evolve over the years. It should be remembered that when the channel was launched, it was a joint project between NASA and Department of Education and the main mandate was to air shows on history, science, technology and how-to programs.
The focus shifted towards reality shows involving personal life, family life and lifestyles in general. Currently, the channel rebranded and changed its name to the initials, TLC, and the number of households that can access it in the United States is estimated to be about 95 million, accounting for close to 81.6% of all the households with a cable television subscription.
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TLC Live Streaming Options
It is comforting to note that unlike most of the cable networks, TLC provides a relatively good number of live streaming options. The following are some of the streaming options you may want to consider for streaming TLC:
1) PlayStation Vue
With the Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming services, you have the ability to watch TLC live stream, thus negating the need to use cable to access such content. TLC is available with the Access Slim Package going for $29.99/ per month and in addition to accessing TLC, you will also have the ability to live stream content from other networks such as HGTV, Bravo, Animal Planet and much more.
2) TLC on Hulu
With a Hulu subscription, you will have all the TLC content including tons of movie and TV content from other premium networks. The only thing which you may not like about watching TLC on Hulu is that content is availed on their network at their discretion and it can sometimes take very long to have the most recent content. For example, you may have to wait for up to one year or more from the original air dates.
3) TLC on Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime will give you access to a small number of TLC shows, though satisfactory enough to meet your entertainment needs. Amazon Prime will also come along with other additional benefits such as the famous two day shipping, a huge library of music and free video programming, including lots of past shows aired on HBO.
4) Purchase specific TLC shows online
PlayStation Vue, Amazon Prime and Hulu, gives you the ability to live stream TLC shows, but other than these, you still have the option of purchasing specific titles online and downloading them to your computer so that you can watch them at your own convenience. The best places to buy individual episodes of TLC shows include Vudu, iTunes and Amazon Instant Videos. However, getting your favorite TLC shows in this manner is always expensive in the long run compared to getting a subscription service.
5) Watch TLC on external websites
In addition to the above, there is a notable number of free streaming websites where you could get various TLC shows. Since the sites are free and majorly belong to third parties, there are no guarantees that you will always find all the shows available. Here are some of the external websites for free TLC live stream: sidereel.com, tlcgo.com, and watchseriesgo.to amongst others.
Top TV Shows on TLC
Some of the top shows on TLC include:
Cake Boss – Cake Boss has been airing since 2009, and is a show about a family owned bakery business. The bakery specializes in producing different kinds of cakes, including wedding cakes, specialty cakes and pastries.
Say Yes to the Dress – Say Yes to the Dress is a series about a Manhattan based bridal salon considered to be one of the finest in the world. It has more than 250 professionals, who work very hard to make each bride have an unforgettable experience on their wedding day.
Too Close to Home – This is a drama series that debuted on August 2016 and it is the first ever scripted series for TLC. Due to its popularity, it was renewed for a second season on August 2016.
Toddlers and Tiaras – Toddler and Tiaras is a funny reality series which shows viewers how the world of child beauty pageant can be shockingly competitive.
Long Island, The Little Couple, Sister Wives, Little People Big World, Kate Plus8, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, I Am Jazz and What Not To Wear are some of the other popular shows on TLC.
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