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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

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American Pickers
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Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens

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Modern Marvels
Modern Marvels

In Modern Marvels, Adam Richman travels the country to behemoth factory lines and locally owned shop…

Swamp People
Swamp People

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

The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island

The Curse of Oak Island documents brothers Rick and Marty Lagina as they pursue their lifelong dream…

Counting Cars
Counting Cars

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

Alone
Alone

Alone places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the wilderness - no camera crew, no teams, no produc…

Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire

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

Mountain Men
Mountain Men

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America's Book of Secrets
America's Book of Secrets

America's Book of Secrets on goes deeper, farther and wider than ever in its unceasing effort to bri…

Cities of the Underworld
Cities of the Underworld

Skyscrapers loom overhead, taxis honk their horns and street vendors shout as they peddle their ware…

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…

Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Ultimate Soldier Challenge

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

Truck Night in America
Truck Night in America

It's truck versus terrain, as 50 truck owners from across the United States compete in grueling chal…

Rust Valley Restorers
Rust Valley Restorers

A crew of car lovers at a garage in the Rocky Mountains transforms abandoned heaps of rust into coll…

Lost Gold of World War II
Lost Gold of World War II

It's the last great mystery of WWII. In the closing months of the war, legend has it that the Japane…

The Butcher
The Butcher

Throughout history, the skilled craft of the butcher has been essential to human survival. In early…

The UnXplained
The UnXplained

The UnXplained will tackle subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries, from mysterious struc…

Kings of Pain
Kings of Pain

A wildlife biologist and professional animal handler get bitten and stung by some of the most danger…

Eating History
Eating History

Eating History follows vintage food expert Old Smokey and collector Josh Macuga, two friends, on a q…

Beyond Oak Island
Beyond Oak Island

From pirates such as Blackbeard and outlaws like Jesse James, to Aztec gold, priceless historical ar…

The Proof Is Out There
The Proof Is Out There

The Proof Is Out There takes an in-depth look at some of the most incredible and thought provoking v…

Assembly Required
Assembly Required

Assembly Required reunites Tim Allen with Richard Karn in this new competition series that spotlight…

When Big Things Go Wrong
When Big Things Go Wrong

Modern technology allows us to build incredible structures like giant tankers, mammoth skyscrapers a…

Man vs. History
Man vs. History

Man vs. History is a new HISTORY Channel series that follows acclaimed storyteller and local histori…

Fully Torqued
Fully Torqued

Steve Pazmany is an entrepreneur with a vision – to create a one-of-a-kind hot rod shop, focused on…

Adam Eats the 80s
Adam Eats the 80s

From Smurf Berry Crunch to Dr. Pepper gum, the 80s was one helluva good decade when it comes to food…

I Was There
I Was There

Through original archival material, expert testimony and dramatic re-creations using CGI technology…

Lost Gold of the Aztecs
Lost Gold of the Aztecs

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The Fast History Of
The Fast History Of

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