|Launched||January 1, 1999|
|Owned by||Discovery, Inc.|
|Slogan||The Dirtiest Network|
|Headquarters||Knoxville, Tennessee, United States|
|Replaced by||Magnolia Network (to be launched in Summer of 2020)|
|Orby TV||Channel 188|
|Dish Network||Channel 111|
|Available on most cable systems||Channel slots vary on each provider|
|FuboTV||Internet Protocol television|
|Philo||Internet Protocol television|
|PlayStation Vue||Internet Protocol television|
|Sling TV||Internet Protocol television|
DIY Network is an American basic 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.
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.
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.
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. One of the "prominent distributors" turned out to be Dish Network, which launched DIY HD on May 12, 2010. DirecTV added DIY HD on September 19, 2012.
In November 2018, Chip and Joanna Gaines of the former HGTV series Fixer Upper announced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, that they were in early talks to form a "lifestyle focused media network" with Discovery named after their personal company Magnolia. In April 2019, Discovery officially announced their new venture, and that its linear television component would launch some time in 2020 and replace DIY Network.