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History Africa

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 01 Dec 2003
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About

History Africa (also known as The History Channel or HISTORY) is a pan-African version of the A+E Networks digital satellite channel HISTORY, which is broadcast in South Africa on the DStv satellite platform.

It is a factual entertainment channel which attempts to entertain and educate subscribers as they experience history personally, and connect their own lives to the great lives and events of the past.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 186
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus

PICTURE FORMAT

16:9 (720p, HDTV)

ABOUT

History Africa (originally known as The History Channel) launched in South Africa on 1 December, 2003, initially only as an 18-hour offering. It expanded to a full 24-hour service on 1 August, 2008.

History Africa is a factual entertainment channel filled with characters sharing their stories from the past and present; where limits are pushed to the extreme, negotiations are won and facts discovered.

The channel takes viewers on a journey through the ages, connecting our modern world with its historic roots in a way that is absorbing, exciting, and often surprising.

Its high quality programming challenges perceptions of the past, telling stories of well known adventures and those that have remained hidden over time.

Through contemporary filmmaking techniques, vivid reconstruction and gripping narrative, History Africa transports you from the sofa into the thick of the action.

The brand connects with viewers around the world – reaching over 300 million households worldwide, in over 150 territories in 37 languages.

In August 2014 A+E Networks® UK commissioned a South African version of the global History Africa series, Pawn Stars. This marked the first locally commissioned series for A+E Networks in Africa and was the first original series produced for the channel.

In October 2016 the channel was upgraded from SD to HDTV (720p).


Latest Updated Shows

Black Sails

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Period Drama
Channel: History Africa, Netflix South Africa
Summary: Black Sails, shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa, is an adult drama set in the brutal and cutthroat golden age of 18th century piracy.
Starring: Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold


The Kennedys

Genre: Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama
Channel: History Africa, SABC3
Summary: Explores the achievements, regrets, loyalties, loves and betrayals that surrounded John, Bobby and Joe Sr., as well as the women who supported them.
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes


Roots

Genre: Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama
Channel: History Africa, Lifetime Africa, e.tv, Netflix South Africa, eExtra
Summary: Historical portrait of American slavery, recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and carry on their legacy despite hardship.


Latest Articles

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18 Nov 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
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New on TV today: Sunday 1 November

01 Nov 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Gaming and tech show TecHub starts on eNCA and talk show It's a Feminist Thing is new on SABC2.


New on TV today: Sunday 18 October

18 Oct 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
The Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar opens on Comedy Central and HISTORY documents Presidents at War.



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