Real Lives (TV channel)
Real Lives is a British television channel owned by Sky plc. It is the sister channel of Sky Living. It was originally known as LIVINGtv2 from the channel's launch in 2004 till 2007 and then was known as Living2 from 2007 to 2009.
The channel mainly shows highlights of programming from the main channel, along with extended coverage of its reality programs, such as I'm Famous and Frightened Extra! and Most Haunted Live. However, the channel has gained the American reality TV series, The Amazing Race. The channel has also shown more lifestyle and health related programs such as Baby ER, Birth Stories, Downsize Me and Wedding SOS.
Every morning from 10 am to 12 pm, there used to be a programming slot called Baby Zone, in which programs related to pregnancy and birth were shown. Programs included Birth Days, Maternity Ward and Babies: Special Delivery.
A one-hour timeshift version of the channel launched on 5 February 2009, replacing Trouble +1.
Living2 was rebranded as Living on 30 November 2009, following problems making viewers understand that the channel is not a time-shifted version of the main channel. The relaunch was accompanied by new programming under the strapline "Life's worth watching".
It was announced on 25 October 2010, that Living would be rebranded as Sky Living in early 2011 and move EPG positions on Sky from channel 112 to 107 after Sky 1 and before Sky Atlantic. As part of the move, Livingit was rebranded as Sky Living.
Upon the launch of drama channel ITV Encore, on 3 June 2014, it moved to EPG slot 222 on Sky, and Sky Livingit +1, whose EPG number was replaced by Sky Arts 1 HD (SD on HD viewing) moving to slot 223.
On 9 June 2015, Sky Living was rebranded as Real Lives, moving to slot 172 on Sky.