History

History (originally The History Channel, from 1995 to 2008) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.

It originally broadcast documentary programs and historical fiction series. However, since 2008, it has mostly broadcast a variety of reality television series such as Pawn Stars, Ax Men, and other non-history related content. Additionally, the network is frequently criticized by scientists, historians, and skeptics for broadcasting pseudo-documentaries, unsubstantiated and sensational investigative programming, such as Ancient Aliens, UFO Hunters, Brad Meltzer's Decoded and the Nostradamus Effect. As of February 2015, approximately 96,149,000 American households (82.6% of households with television) receive History.[1]

International localized versions of History are available, in various forms, in India, Canada, Europe, Australia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The first European version was launched in Scandinavia in 1997 by Viasat which now operates their own channel, Viasat History.

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  • Pawn Stars

    Pawn Stars

    Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading f…

  • American Pickers

    American Pickers

    This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to…

  • Ancient Aliens

    Ancient Aliens

    Ancient Aliens explores the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for milli…

  • Pawnography

    Pawnography

    In each episode, contestants will compete against each other and 'The Pawn Stars' in three rounds of…

  • Ice Road Truckers

    Ice Road Truckers

    The warriors of the ice roads are back, hauling vital cargo to remote communities over some of the m…

  • Swamp People

    Swamp People

    The Swamp People featured in this History series are the proud descendants of French Canadian refuge…

  • American Restoration

    American Restoration

    American Restoration follows five of the best restoration shops in the United States as they not onl…

  • The Curse of Oak Island

    The Curse of Oak Island

    In 1795, three teenage boys discovered a strange, man-made depression in the ground on Oak Island–a…

  • Mississippi Men

    Mississippi Men

    MISSISSIPPI MEN follows the real-life drama on America's greatest waterway, the Mississippi River, a…

  • Counting Cars

    Counting Cars

    Most people in Las Vegas bet with chips, but Danny "The Count" Koker bets with cars. Known from his…

  • Monument Guys

    Monument Guys

    Some people make history with their actions, and some people make it with molten bronze. At the Cruc…

  • Alone

    Alone

    Alone is a ten-episode series that is the country's boldest and longest survival experiment ever cap…

  • Leepu & Pitbull

    Leepu & Pitbull

    "Leepu & Pitbull" follows master mechanic Pitbull Steve and renowned Bangladeshi car designer, w…

  • Forged in Fire

    Forged in Fire

    Forged in Fire features world-class bladesmiths competing against each other to create some of the m…

  • The Woodsmen

    The Woodsmen

    The Woodsmen gives viewers a look into a world they've never seen before. Hidden in the thick forest…

  • Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels

    Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels

    "Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels" reveals the truth about the most notorious motorcycle club in hist…

  • Power & Ice

    Power & Ice

    "Power & Ice" follows three Alaskan power companies as they compete in the dog-eat-dog world of…

  • Mountain Men

    Mountain Men

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live your life off the grid? Have you wished you cou…

  • Canadian Pickers

    Canadian Pickers

    Canadian Pickers follows two highly-skilled pickers - Sheldon Smithens, an antiques dealer, auctione…

  • Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

    Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

    Join or Die with Craig Ferguson features the comedian debating provocative and timely topics in his…

  • Great Wild North

    Great Wild North

    In the frozen wilderness that borders Alaska and the Yukon, a group of brave souls pursue an ancient…

  • Hunting Hitler

    Hunting Hitler

    The FBI declassified over 700 pages of secret documents suggesting the possibility that Adolf Hitler…

  • The Curse of Oak Island: Digging Deeper

    The Curse of Oak Island: Digging Deeper

    The Curse of Oak Island: Digging Deeper is a series that airs Extended Episodes with extra informati…

  • The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down

    The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down

    The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down is a first of it's kind studio talk show that discusses the u…

  • Smartest Guy in the Room

    Smartest Guy in the Room

    "Smartest Guy in the Room'' sets out to prove that geniuses aren't always where you expect to find t…

  • SIX

    SIX

    Written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Vietnam veteran William Broyles and his son David Broyle…

  • Snipers: Ultimate Missions

    Snipers: Ultimate Missions is a look at the people who planned the takedowns or pulled the triggers,…

  • Billion Dollar Wreck

    Billion Dollar Wreck

    Fifty miles off the coast of Nantucket, 250 feet beneath the Atlantic, lies the RMS Republic and her…

  • Swamp People: Blood and Guts

    Swamp People: Blood and Guts

    No, not that kind of swamp people. Swamp People: Blood and Guts is not a show based on a B horror fi…

  • Million Dollar Genius

    Million Dollar Genius

    "Million Dollar Genius" reveals the incredible true stories of ordinary people who started with an i…

  • Great Minds with Dan Harmon

    Great Minds with Dan Harmon

    "Great Minds" is a comedic panel show hosted by Dan Harmon that tackles trending topics with a twist…

  • Night Class

    Night Class

    Night Class takes viewers on a journey through history's unforgettable moments…and some that should…

  • The Crossroads of History

    The Crossroads of History

    In conjunction with Maker Studios comes The "Crossroads Of History", a scripted comedy series that e…

  • Engineering Disasters

    Engineering Disasters

    Engineering has built our modern world. Everything from skyscrapers to roads and air travel exist be…

  • Iron & Fire

    Iron & Fire

    Backwoods blacksmith Daniel Casey is one of the most skilled craftsmen in America. Using raw steel a…

  • Counting Cars Supercharged

    Counting Cars Supercharged

    Counting Cars shows the work that Danny "The Count" Koker and his crew go through to restore and cus…

  • Alone: A Deeper Cut

    Alone: A Deeper Cut

    Alone: A Deeper Cut is a series that airs extended enhanced episodes with extra information and unse…

  • Car Hunters

    Car Hunters

    Car Hunters follows individuals as they passionately search for their dream car. In each episode we…

  • Chasing Tail

    Chasing Tail

    Connecticut is home to some of the richest suburbs in America, but that doesn't mean it's impervious…

  • Picked Off

    Picked Off

    In this competition series, amateur antiquers are given the opportunity to acquire items that they t…

  • Ultimate Soldier Challenge

    Ultimate Soldier Challenge

    Special Ops forces are among the best-trained military operatives in the world -- smart and agile, t…

  • Big Easy Motors

    Big Easy Motors

    There's undiscovered treasure in the bayous of Louisiana and Charles Handler knows how to find it. F…

  • Ozzy & Jack's World Detour

    Ozzy & Jack's World Detour

    Ozzy & Jack's World Detour stars heavy metal legend, Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack. In this ne…

  • Milwaukee Blacksmith

    Milwaukee Blacksmith

    In the blue collar town of Milwaukee, Kent Knapp and his three sons make their living in the 5,000-y…

  • Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper

    Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper

    Forged in Fire: Cutting Deeper is a series that airs extended enhanced episodes with extra informati…

  • Ice Road Truckers: Breaking the Ice

    Ice Road Truckers: Breaking the Ice is a series that airs extended enhanced episodes with extra info…

  • Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End

    Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End

    Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End looks at apocalyptic disasters so cataclysmic that if they happ…

  • Lone Star Restoration

    Lone Star Restoration

    Lone Star Restoration follows five of the best restoration shops in the United States as they not on…

  • The Warfighters

    The Warfighters

    The Warfighters is a bona fide, powerful portrayal of the high-stakes environment that members of th…

  • Pawn Stars: Pumped Up

    Pawn Stars: Pumped Up

    Airs Extended Enhanced Episodes with extra information, deleted scenes and bonus unseen footage from…

  • American Pickers: Bonus Buys

    American Pickers: Bonus Buys

    American Pickers: Bonus Buys is a series that airs extended enhanced episodes with extra information…

  • The Selection: Special Operations Experiment

    The Selection: Special Operations Experiment

    On The Selection: Special Operations Experiment, the History Channel places 30 men and women with no…

  • Detroit Steel

    Detroit Steel

    In Detroit Steel, Car builder Adam Genei restores classic cars at Mobsteel in the Motor City.

  • Navy SEALs: America's Secret Warriors

    Navy SEALs: America's Secret Warriors

    The Navy SEALs are one of the most elite fighting forces in the world, with the group's formation da…

  • Detroit Steel: Behind the Wheel

    Detroit Steel: Behind the Wheel

    Detroit Steel: Behind the Wheel is a series that airs Extended Enhanced Episodes with extra informat…

  • America's War on Drugs

    America's War on Drugs

    America's War on Drugs has cost the nation $1 trillion, thousands of lives, and has not curbed the r…

  • Road Hauks

    Road Hauks

    Kenny Hauk, lead designer of Hauk Designs, works with his crew of expert mechanics and fabricators t…

  • Ancient Aliens: Declassified

    Ancient Aliens: Declassified

    Ancient Aliens: Declassified is a series that airs extended enhanced episodes with extra information…

  • JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald

    JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald

    More than two million declassified government files offer new evidence about Lee Harvey Oswald's act…

  • Road Hauks: Customized

    Road Hauks: Customized

    Road Hauks: Customized airs enhanced episodes of History Channel's hit series "Road Hauks". This ser…

  • Project Impossible

    Project Impossible

    In Project Impossible, builders tackle unique challenges and elevate engineering to new heights, con…

  • America: Promised Land

    America: Promised Land

    Anchored by interviews with descendants of ancestors whose stories are featured throughout the event…

  • Mountain Men: Fully Loaded

    Mountain Men: Fully Loaded

    Mountain Men: Fully Loaded is a series that airs extended enhanced episodes with extra information,…

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