DIY Network

KEY FACTS
Founded: Jan, 1999
Parent Company: Discovery, Inc.
Tagline: "The Dirtiest Network"
Website: diynetwork.com

A spin-off of the hugely popular HGTV channel, DIY launched in early 1999 and like many of its peers, has ramped up its reality programming...of course, all around DIY themes like home repair, gardening and the like. In general, DIY has always skewed towards males a bit more than the female-centric HGTV. Shows like "Building off the Grid, Yard Crashers, Bath Crashers and Sledgehammer" hit that nail right on the head. The network is owned by Discovery, Inc. so it has plenty of clout in its niche and, of course, a ton of cross-promotion potential on its sister networks.

Going forward, DIY will be replaced by a new theme/channel name geared towards a more broad look at life and home renovation. Coined "Magnolia", the new channel was set to launch in 2020 but the pandemic put its development on pause. It's now tentatively tagged for a 2021 launch and when it eventually does go live, you'll likely see current DIY programs either make the move along with it or, if not really on-theme any longer, get transferred to HGTV.

DIY Programming & Shows

Original Series: Million Dollar Contractor, Sledgehammer, Barnwood Builders, The Vanilla Ice Project, BATHtastic, Man Caves, Cool Tools, Bath Crashers, Ed the Plumber, Kitchen Crashers, Maine Cabin Masters, Restored, Sweat Equity, Yard Crashers), etc.
Reruns: replays of the shows above and various popular series from HGTV (eg, Fixer Upper)

Is DIY Available on DIRECTV or DISH?

DIRECTV
DISH
Available - Channel 230 (SD / HD)
Available - Channel 111 (SD / HD)
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