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History

Broadcast on: International
Active from: 01 Jan 1995
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About

History (originally The History Channel from 1995 to 2008) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by A+E Networks which originally broadcast documentary programs and historical fiction series.

Since 2008, it has mostly broadcast a variety of reality television series such as Pawn Stars, Duck Dynasty and other non-history related content.

AVAILABILITY

United States

PICTURE FORMAT

1080i (HDTV)
480i (16:9 letterbox SDTV)

SLOGAN

"History. Made Every Day."

ABOUT

History is a destination for factual entertainment, including award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms.

The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster including American Pickers, American Restoration, Ax Men, Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, Swamp People and Top Shot as well as epic mini-series and specials such as the Emmy Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us, The Bible and 102 Minutes That Changed America.

The History website is an online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected History's Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial.


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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.


Vikings

Genre: Period Drama
Channel: M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: Vikings transports us to the brutal world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior who yearns to explore and raid the distant shores across the ocean.
Starring: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen


Top Gear USA

Genre: Magazine, Science/Technology
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, SABC3, BBC Brit
Summary: Hosted by comedian Adam Ferrara, drift racer Tanner Foust and analyst Rutledge Wood, Top Gear explores the history of America, one lap at a time.
Starring: Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood


Latest Articles

2021 SAFTAs - ALL the nominees

29 Apr 2021 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards | 4 comments
How to Ruin Christmas headlines with 13 nods, Legacy and The River follow with 12 and Katlego Maboe comes out of hiding as Best Presenter.


DStv keeps Lifetime and HISTORY but puts the boot into C & I

31 Oct 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News
The irrelevant reality shows on HISTORY continue while Lifetime's been extended to Compact and needs to get its act together.


Former Scandal! star lands plum role on US series

08 Dec 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Interviews | 3 comments
Louise Barnes-Boraine has joined the list of South Africans making their mark in LA.



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