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. 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. Retrieved February 28, 2011 from 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 March 20, 2008