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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