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DIY Network

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DIY Network is an American cable network owned by Discovery, Inc. The network is a spin-off of HGTV; while it originally focused on instructional programming related to "do it yourself" activities, DIY Network has since focused on personality-based, documentary-style reality series related to home repair and renovation.

DIY Network
DIY Network logo
Launched January 1, 1999; 19 years ago (1999-01-01)
Owned by Discovery, Inc.
Picture format
Slogan The Dirtiest Network
Headquarters Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Sister channel(s)
Website www.diynetwork.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 230
Dish Network 111
Cable
Verizon FiOS
  • 667 (HD)
  • 167 (SD)
Spectrum 161
Available on most cable systems Check Local Listings for channels
IPTV
AT&T U-Verse
  • 1454 (HD)
  • 454 (SD)
Zazeen (Canada) 134 (SD)
Streaming media
Sling TV Internet Protocol television
PlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television

As of February 2015, DIY Network is available to approximately 60,942,000 pay television households (52.4% of households with television) in the United States.[1]

Contents

ProgrammingEdit

The shows carried over the network cover the gamut of various activities which are capable of being performed by amateurs at home. The current programming focuses on:

Programming that focused on other activities and hobbies have ceased. These include:

The network also carries reruns of the series This Old House, originally a PBS series about families who had their homes remodeled or rehabilitated, and as recently as late-2009, some older HGTV archive programming, including the Carol Duvall Show.

HistoryEdit

DIY was the second network to be launched by Scripps, following the success of HGTV. In fact, for the first two years the programming consisted of mixed and mashed clips of old HGTV programs while new content was developed. The network offered a large amount of broadband content (originally project worksheets and instruction pages for printout by users, later video clips and more) to create demand for and help cable operators launch their nascent broadband services. The broadband portal was first DIYnet.com, and has since been changed to DIYnetwork.com

DIY says they target a more male audience than HGTV (which is more female), although both channels have offerings which appeal to both.

The channel announced it would launch in high definition on May 1, 2010 on "two prominent distributors", and it would add 200 new original programs by year end.[3] One of the "prominent distributors" turned out to be Dish Network, which launched DIY HD on May 12, 2010.[4] DirecTV added DIY HD on September 19, 2012.

AT&T U-verse carriage disputeEdit

AT&T U-verse dropped Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country on November 5, 2010 due to a carriage dispute.[5] But on November 7, 2010, the carriage dispute was resolved.[6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Texas Flip and Move
  3. ^ 2010 Cable Upfronts: DIY Goes HD In May - Scripps Network Service To Unveil 17 New Series In 2010, Multichannel News, April 20, 2010
  4. ^ DISH Network Boosts Industry-Leading HD Lineup With Six New Channels
  5. ^ AT&T's U-verse Drops Food Network, HGTV and Other Scripps Networks, Chicago Tribune, November 5, 2010
  6. ^ Food Network, HGTV, Back on U-verse, Chicago Tribune, November 7, 2010
  7. ^ AT&T U-verse, Scripps Reconnect on Carriage Contract, MultiChannel News, November 7, 2010

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