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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Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens

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Swamp People
Swamp People

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American Restoration
American Restoration

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The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island

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Counting Cars
Counting Cars

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Monument Guys
Monument Guys

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Alone
Alone

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Leepu & Pitbull
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Forged in Fire
Forged in Fire

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The Woodsmen
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Power & Ice

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Mountain Men
Mountain Men

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Smartest Guy in the Room
Smartest Guy in the Room

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SIX
SIX

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Knightfall
Knightfall

Knightfall chronicles the mysterious but true accounts of the Knights Templar, the elite warriors of…

Snipers: Ultimate Missions

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Billion Dollar Wreck
Billion Dollar Wreck

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Million Dollar Genius
Million Dollar Genius

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

Night Class
Night Class

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Engineering Disasters
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Iron & Fire
Iron & Fire

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Counting Cars Supercharged
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Alone: A Deeper Cut
Alone: A Deeper Cut

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

Chasing Tail
Chasing Tail

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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

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Big Easy Motors
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Milwaukee Blacksmith
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Lone Star Restoration
Lone Star Restoration

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The Warfighters
The Warfighters

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

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

America's War on Drugs
America's War on Drugs

America's War on Drugs is an immersive trip through the last five decades, uncovering how the CIA, o…

Frontiersmen
Frontiersmen

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Road Hauks
Road Hauks

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Project Impossible
Project Impossible

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America: Promised Land
America: Promised Land

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Mountain Men: Fully Loaded
Mountain Men: Fully Loaded

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UFO Files: Revisited
UFO Files: Revisited

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Kingpin
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The Tesla Files

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