Review

9

Great

Shows 8 /10

Coverage 7.5 /10

Viewership 9.2 /10

New Shows 8.5 /10

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Overview

HGTV (Home & Garden Television) is an American television channel owned by Discovery, Inc. and based in Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s the third most-watched channel in the US and specialises in broadcasting reality programs related to home improvement and real estate.

The founders of HGTV, Kenneth W. Lowe and Susan Packard, developed the network’s concept in 1992. With a small amount of financial support from a company called E.W.Scripps, Mr. Lowe bought Cinetel, a small production company in Knoxville that was to be the base for HGTV.

The original name of the channel was Home, Lawn, and Garden Channel. They rebranded in 2010 by changing the logo and shortening the name. As a network, HGTV is available on an international level, streaming its programs in North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa and most of Europe.

Channel Guide

HGTV’s program offering has largely remained the same since its launch. In other words, the main topics covered are renovation, home improvement, home buying, landscaping, gardening, decorating and various other hobbies. Around 90% of HGTV’s programming is originally produced, and the network has invested nearly $400 million in creating original content. The other part of the programming schedule is dedicated to reruns from Canadian channels, PBS and a few other networks. Some of the most popular shows on HGTV are Property Brothers, House Hunters, My Lottery Dream Home and so on.

Approximately 96 million US households watch HGTV. The channel’s target audience ranges from 18 to 63 years old. In later years, Millennials (23 to 38 years old) and Gen Z (7 to 22 years old) showed a bigger interest in watching HGTV shows.

How To Stream HGTV Without Cable

Sling TV

  • 3-day free trial
  • Available on Sling’s Blue and Orange packages
  • $20 a month for 45+ channels including DIY Network, Lifetime, Food Network, etc
  • Allows up to 3 devices to stream at once
  • Compatible with Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android and iOS
  • 10 hours of DVR time available
  • An additional 50 hours of recording time can be purchased for an extra $5 a month

FuboTV 

  • 7-day free trial
  • HGTV is available with the basic subscription plan
  • $54.99 a month for 100+ channels
  • Allows simultaneous streaming on 2 devices
  • 30 hours of DVR time available

Hulu Live TV 

  • 7-day free trial
  • Costs $54.99 a month for 60+ channels
  • Available on multiple mobile and computer devices, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and more
  • 2 devices can stream at once
  • 50 hours of DVR time on offer, with an extra 200 hours available for $9.99 a month

AT&T TV Now 

  • 7-day free trial
  • Single subscription plan priced at $65 a month
  • 40+ channels including Disney Junior, FX, E!, etc
  • Multiple add-on options to customise the streaming experience
  • Supported on Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android and iOS
  • Allows simultaneous streaming on 2 devices
  • 20 hours of DVR time on offer

YouTube TV

  • 7-day free trial
  • Single plan available for $49.99 a month with 70+ channels included
  • Supported on Chromecast, Android TV, Apple TV, Smart TVs, XBOX One and more
  • Can stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously
  • No limit on DVR recording time for the first 9 months

Philo 

  • 2-day free trial, with an option to prolong it to 7 days
  • Costs $20 a month for 50+ channels including HGTV, AMC, CMT, Food Network, DIY Network, etc
  • Unlimited Cloud DVR storage
  • Allows up to 3 devices to stream at once
  • Supporting devices include Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV

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