History (TV channel)

US-based international satellite and cable TV channel
(Redirected from History Channel)

History is an international satellite and cable TV channel that broadcasts historical programs, both fictional and non-fictional. The TV channel is available in many countries. It is seen by more than 80 million households.

Logo as of December 7, 2021.
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, US
Picture format
OwnerA&E Networks
Sister channels
LaunchedJanuary 1, 1995; 29 years ago (1995-01-01)
Former namesThe History Channel (1995–2008)
Streaming media
Philo, Sling TV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, Amazon Prime Video, Frndly TV

Because it shows a lot of programs on World War II, it has been jokingly called "The Hitler Channel".[1] It also broadcast programs that try to foretell the future. The History Channel was started by A&E Television Networks on January 1, 1995.[2] A&E Television Networks is a joint-venture between: [3]

  1. Hearst Corporation;
  2. Disney-ABC Television Group (the Walt Disney Company); and
  3. NBC Universal (General Electric).

On March 20, 2008, The History Channel dropped "The" and "Channel" from its name to become simply "History".[4]


  1. Schone, Mark. "All Hitler, All the Time" Archived 2009-07-15 at the Wayback Machine, Salon.com, May 8, 1997).
  2. Winfrey, Lee. "Golf Channel tees off Tuesday, joining History Channel as new cable fare" Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine, Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, January 16, 1995. Via HighBeam Research.
  3. "About AETN". AETN.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  4. International Herald Tribune Television's The History Channel Drops 'The' and 'Channel' from Its Name, Keeps History Archived 2008-08-04 at the Wayback Machine March 20, 2008