An agreement was made with FNN and Infotech to buy their shares for .75 million.The non-profit Appalachian Community Service Network owned 35 percent of the network, and was also bought out.TLC (an abbreviation of its former name, The Learning Channel) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Communications.
As of February 2015, approximately 95 million American households (81.6% of households with cable television) receive TLC, and was an informative and instructional network focused on providing real education through the medium of television; it was distributed at no cost by NASA satellite.
ACSN was privatized in 1980, and its name was changed to "The Learning Channel" in November of that year; the name was subsequently shortened to "TLC." (NASA immediately launched NASA TV as the ACSN's internal replacement.) The channel mostly featured documentary content pertaining to nature, science, history, current events, medicine, technology, cooking, home improvement, and other information-based topics.
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The Learning Channel continued to focus primarily on instructional and educational programming through much of the 1990s, but began to air shows less focused on education and themed more toward popular consumption and mass marketing; these would be later expanded.
These are often agreed to have been more focused, more technical, and of a more academic nature than the content that was being broadcast at the time on its rival, The Discovery Channel.
The channel was geared toward an inquisitive and narrow audience during this time, and had modest ratings except for the boating safety series Captain's Log with Captain Mark Gray (hosted by Mark Graves, a USMC Vietnam Vet 1967–70, Entertainer, Escape Artist, Magician, and TV Writer/Producer/Host).
It achieved between a 4.5 to 6 share in the ratings and was the highest compensated series in the history of TLC with over 30 times the compensation of any other TLC series.
Mark Graves AKA "Captain Mark Gray" was also allowed to sign yearly rather than quarterly contracts.
He decided to not seek another contract renewal when Discovery acquired TLC in 1990 and moved its operations from Virginia to Denver, Colorado.