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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

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…

Swamp People
Swamp People

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

Ax Men
Ax Men

For more than a hundred years, larger than life characters, many of whom are members of logging fami…

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

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

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…

Chasing Tail
Chasing Tail

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

Ultimate Soldier Challenge
Ultimate Soldier Challenge

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

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…

UFO Files: Revisited
UFO Files: Revisited

UFO Files: Revisited is a retrospective of the most compelling alien-related subjects explored on "U…

Volo, House of Cars
Volo, House of Cars

In Volo, House of Cars, Brian and Jay seek to add rare and collectible vehicles to their father's mu…

In Search Of
In Search Of

Inspired by the iconic 1970s series, In Search Of will examine unexplained phenomena from all over 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…

Knight Fight
Knight Fight

Live by the sword, die by the sword: knights were some of history's most brutal warriors. With armor…

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…

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