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For the French and Italian channels with the same name, see Discovery Real Time France and Discovery Real Time Italy.
For the Asian channel previously known as Discovery Real Time, see Discovery Turbo (Asia).
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Real Time logo from 2008
Launched 1994
Owned by Discovery Networks UK
Picture format 4:3 (SDTV)
Audience share 0.1%
(0.1% for +1) (February 2008, [1])
Formerly called Discovery Home & Leisure
(until May 7, 2005);
(until mid-1998)
Timeshift service Discovery Real Time +1
Top Up TV Via Top Up TV Anytime
Sky Digital Channel 240
Channel 241 (+1)
Virgin Media Channel 271
Channel 272 (+1)
UPC Ireland Channel 507
TalkTalk TV Channel 24

Discovery Real Time is a factual television channel owned by Discovery Networks Europe.

It was originally launched in the UK in March 1992 as TLC, a British version of the US channel of the same name. It was initially broadcast as a daytime channel from Intelsat, mostly aimed at cable systems where it would broadcast on the Discovery Channel's frequency.[2][3]

When the Discovery Channel launched on Astra in July 1993, it didn't initially carry TLC in the daytime. From 1994 it shared a transponder on the Astra 1C satellite with the Discovery Channel, which started its broadcasts at 4 p.m. (GMT).[4]

It was later rebranded as Discovery Home & Leisure in April 1997.[5]

Full day broadcasting started with the launch of Sky Digital in 1998. In May 2001, a timeshift channel called Discovery Home & Leisure +1 launched.[6]

The channel was relaunched under its current name on May 7, 2005 in the UK market. The channel is now aimed as complementing the female-skewed Discovery Home & Health (which itself replaced Discovery Health).[7]

A sister channel called Discovery Real Time Extra was launched in August 2005.[8] On March 20, 2009, it was replaced with Discovery Shed.

Discovery Real Time is also available in some other regions, including France and Italy. The channel used to be available in Asia, but since October 2008 it has become the Asian version of Discovery Turbo.



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