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What Channel Is HGTV on Spectrum? (2024 Update)

HGTV and Spectrum logos.

What Channel Is HGTV on Spectrum? (2024 Update)

You don’t have to be house hunting or prepping for some do-it-yourself renovations to enjoy HGTV. Millions tune into the channel every year to watch other people fix houses, navigate the ever-changing housing market, and transform properties into things of beauty. How can Spectrum subscribers watch HGTV? You have to know the right channel number to turn to. Because it’s cable, that number’s going to change from region to region. Here’s where Spectrum subscribers can find HGTV, no matter where they’re at in the U.S.

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HGTV Channel Guide

City and StateChannel Number on Spectrum
Albany, NY41
Asheville, NC53
Athens, GA58
Austin, TX31
Bakersfield, CA58
Bristol, ME55
Brighton, MI65
Burbank, CA55
Cleveland, OH47
Decatur, AL53
Erie, PA49
Grand Junction, CO50
Hartford, CT49
Indianapolis, IN70
Kansas City, KS54
Knoxville, TN51
Lincoln, NE59
Louisville, KY50
Missoula, MT50
Orlando, FL61
Reno, NV52
Rochester, MN40
St. Louis, MO30
Yakima, WA57
Yuma, AZ58

The History of HGTV

Still from Property Brothers on HGTV.
For nearly 30 years, HGTV has been defined by real estate and home renovation programs.

The E. W. Scripps Company is behind many of the most popular channels on the air today. While the company would later merge with Discovery in 2018 (which, in turn, would merge with Warner Bros. in 2022), Scripps is still the one responsible for launching HGTV back in 1994. Originally called the Home, Lawn, and Garden Channel, HGTV immediately started to grow an audience for its incredibly relaxing programming.

Throughout the 1990s, HGTV’s viewers couldn’t get enough of the channel’s low-budget reality television. In contrast with some of the so-called trash television on the air at the time, HGTV offered very little conflict, incredibly low stakes, and almost overwhelmingly positive on-screen personalities. In a way, HGTV emerged as the anti-reality TV. Nearly 30 years since its launch, it continues to offer this light and breezy programming for the masses.

Countless networks have been restructured, reshaped, or revamped over the course of their decades-long histories. Not HGTV, though. From 1994 to today, HGTV has kept the focus on real estate, home rehabs, DIY projects, interior design, and landscape. From Scripps to Discovery to Warner Bros. Discovery ownership, HGTV has managed to stand strong and maintain its integrity as a network.

HGTV Sister Stations

American Heroes Channel
Animal Planet
AT&T SportsNet
Cartoon Network
Cinemax
CNN
Cooking Channel
The CW
Destination America
Discovery Channel
Discovery Family
Discovery Life
Food Network
HBO
HLN
Investigation Discovery
Magnolia Network
Motor Trend
Oprah Winfrey Network
Science Channel
TBS
TCM
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
TruTV

HGTV Programming

Still from House Hunters on HGTV.
Since premiering on HGTV in 1999,

House Hunters

has aired over 3,000 episodes.

No matter what channel you have to turn to for HGTV, the programming remains the same. It typically offers one of two types of programs: homebuying shows and renovation shows. (Occasionally, you’ll even get a mix of the two!) We’ve rounded up a brief explainer on each type of HGTV programming below. This is what a typical day on the network might have in store for its viewers.

Homebuying

Homebuying shows make up one-half of your typical HGTV programming. From the iconic House Hunters franchise to My Lottery Dream Home, the network loves a good show about buying real estate. You might hear talk of renovation on these shows, but the focus is primarily on the actual buying process. Participants will usually look at a few properties and choose the one they love.

Renovation

The other half of HGTV’s daily programming comes in the form of renovation shows. (It’s safe to say there are far more of these types of shows than those that simply focus on homebuying.) Big examples include the Property Brothers franchise, Home Town, Windy City Rehab, and all the Flip or Flop spinoffs to come out of the divorce of former co-hosts Christina and Tarek El Moussa.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does HGTV stand for?

HGTV stands for Home and Garden Television. It’s a network dedicated to shows about home improvement, renovation, interior design, real estate, and DIY projects.

Is HGTV available on Spectrum?

Yes, HGTV is available on Spectrum. As a part of the Warner Bros. Discovery family, the channel sits alongside other networks like TLC, Food Network, Magnolia Network, the CW, and other basic cable and satellite networks.

Does HGTV still make new episodes of House Hunters?

Yes, HGTV still produces and airs new episodes of House Hunters and House Hunters International. The former has been on the air since 1999 and has aired a few thousand episodes in the decades since.

What channel is HGTV on Spectrum?

Because of the way cable works, there is no one set channel for HGTV that applies to all Spectrum subscribers nationwide. It’s different for just about every major city in every state across the country. Consult your Spectrum guide for specifics.

Are the homes on HGTV real or fake?

Generally speaking, the homes and properties featured on HGTV are all real. However, some artistic staging might take place for filming purposes. This could include anything from adding furniture to applying a coat of paint to enhance the visual appeal and presentation of the property for TV.

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