The LiveWell Network evolved out of the additional bandwidth provided when the FCC mandated that all television networks must switch off the analog networks to digital ones. Suddenly, Disney ABC Television needed to develop programming for the addition space offered by the digital network or they would have to forefit the space. The solution was to develop a new series of low cost programming of home, health, lifestyle, cooking, and DIY shows that existed purely on the newly acquired digital stream.
The experiment was a success and survived on a shoe string budget for a number of years and underwent two site incarnations during its life as a network. However, 2014 will be the networks last year as Disney ABC Television has made the strategic decision to focus on its core news content and get out of the entertainment business.