History (formerly known as History Channel UK) is a European television channel which broadcasts programs related to historical events and persons. It is owned by a joint venture of A&E Networks, owner of the American History, and Sky (the UK's largest pay-TV provider). TVT Media is responsible for signal distribution in Europe, with local subsidiaries of A&E Networks as distribution representatives on the continent. Its programming, primarily in English, is subtitled or dubbed into regional languages. The channel is available through a number of satellite, cable, terrestrial and IPTV distributors across Europe, the Middle East and South Africa. In some countries, advertisements and announcements between programs are localized.
History has separate versions for Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal:
|Launched||11 November 1995|
|Owned by||A+E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky)|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Slogan||Made Every Day|
|Broadcast area||Arab world, Balkans, Benelux, Central Europe & Eastern Europe, France, Iberian Peninsula, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Scandinavia, South Africa, United Kingdom|
|Formerly called||The History Channel (1995–2008)|
|Timeshift service||History +1|
|Sky (UK & Ireland)|
|NOVA Greece (Greece)||Channel 404|
|CanalDigitaal (Netherlands)||Channel 19 (HD)|
|Canal+ (Spain)||Channel 35|
|DStv (South Africa)||Channel 186|
|OSN (MENA)||Channel 508 (HD)|
|Virgin Media (UK)|
|Virgin Media Ireland|
|WightFibre (UK)||Channel 82|
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 28 (HD)|
|Primacom (Germany)||Channel 112|
|UPC Cablecom (Switzerland)|
|UPC Austria||Channel 531|
|ONO (Spain)||Channel 91|
|R (Spain)||Channel 53|
|TeleCable (Spain)||Channel 22|
|Euskaltel (Spain)||Channel 55|
|NOS (Portugal)||Channel 112|
|Cabovisão (Portugal)||Channel 24|
|UPC Romania||Channel 312 (SD) Channel 180 (HD)|
|KPN (Netherlands)||Channel 389|
|Movistar TV (Spain)||Channel 84|
|MEO (Portugal)||Channel 123|
|Optimus Clix (Portugal)||Channel 134|
|TalkTalk TV (UK)||Channel 327|
|T-Mobile (Netherlands)||Channel 91|
|eir Vision (Ireland)|
|TVPlayer||Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)|
|Sky Go||Sky (UK & Ireland only)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Virgin Media (UK only)|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)|
|Horizon GO||horizon.tv (Ireland only)|
History Channel UK began on 11 November 1995 as a weekday three-hour block (4 to 7 pm), consisting of Biography (restyled for a British audience), History Alive and Our Century. The channel was A&E's first international venture.
Sky Sports 2 began broadcasting all day in 1997, requiring other networks to move to another channel. The History Channel shared transponder 24 with Sky Soap and the Sci-Fi Channel. The launch of Sky Digital allowed the channel to significantly increase its broadcast hours.
The History Channel began in Scandinavia in September 1997, broadcasting for three hours daily on the analogue Viasat platform. Initially time-sharing with TV1000 Cinema, it was later moved to the Swedish TV8 channel until November 2004 (when Viasat launched Viasat History).
On 26 October 2006, History Channel HD launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The HD version was launching across Europe from October 2007, beginning in the Nordic region on 13 December 2007, offering a schedule separate from the standard-definition version. In January 2008, History Channel HD launched in the Netherlands. In November 2008 the History Channel was re-branded as History, and the high-definition channel became History HD.
The company behind the channel was known as The History Channel (UK) Limited until July 2009, when it was renamed AETN UK to reflect the company's several channels. On 22 September 2011, AETN UK was re-branded A&E Networks UK. The channel launched on British Telecom on 15 August 2013, and on TalkTalk on 28 August 2014.
Since the introduction of History, the company has extended its line-up:
In German-speaking countries, History is operated by History Channel Germany, which was a joint venture of A&E Networks and NBC Universal Global Networks Germany. The channel began as the History Channel on 15 November 2004, and changed its name to History on 11 January 2009. Since 1 June 2017 the channel is fully owned by A&E Networks Germany.
History is available on the Kabel Deutschland, Kabel BW-Unitymedia, Primacom and KabelKiosk cable networks in all German states, and is also available on cable in Austria and Switzerland. Although the channel was available on satellite on Arena, it was not available on Premiere until the latter was renamed Sky on 4 July 2009. At that time, History HD (a high-definition version of the channel) was introduced. The channel hosts the annual History Award, which has been given since 2005.
Since 1996, History has been distributed under the name Canal de Historia—and, more recently, História—in Spain and Portugal by AMC Networks International Southern Europe in a joint venture with A&E Networks (owner of History). The channel has Spanish and Portuguese feeds with dubbed English programs and locally produced programming.
História is available in Spain on Movistar+, cable networks (Telecable, R, Euskaltel), IPTV providers (Vodafone, Orange TV) and streaming media (TotalChannel). Historia HD became available in Spain on 3 November 2015. In Portugal, História is available through cable providers (NOS, Cabovisão) and IPTV (MEO, Vodafone).
Edyta Nawrocka is a Polish singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and TV presenter. Born in Wałbrzych and raised in Kołobrzeg. She performed dancing roles in stage productions until she decided to get into studio to record her own music. Her single "See More" (ft. Adam Tas) went down in history as the most played track in "DMC" chart of Muzyczne Radio. Her singles "Watch Me" (ft. Ne!tan), "New Chapter", "Escape This World", "Red Red Roses" (ft. Anna Montgomery) got to the top of "HOUSE 20 PL" chart of Muzyczne Radio and were played in "Hot Music Mix" auditions. She was the first and until now the only artist who recorded music videos in Maldives. Her video "See More" was in 5th place in "ONET TOP 10" ranking. Her singles "Nothing Else" and "Come 2 Me" from upcoming debut album "Realization" (ft. P-Turner) got to the top of Talent Pool by Spinnin' Records.Since 2007 until now she is the news presenter in Telewizja Wałbrzych (WTV Media Group). She is also publicity movies producer and author of official movie relations of hugest Electronic Music Festivals and EDM music reporter. Interviewed Armin van Buuren, Fedde Le Grand, Sebastian Ingrosso, Dash Berlin, Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Felix da Housecat, Sander van Doorn, Marcel Woods, Westbam, Remady & Manu-L, Curbi, D.O.D and many others.
In 2015 her "Golden Train Song" achieved more than 300,000 views on the Internet only. The song was published and broadcast worldwide in international and Polish media: NBC, Discovery Channel, Daily Mail, RTL, Die Zeit, TVN Poland, Onet.pl, Radio ZET, Radio Eska, Radio Wrocław, History (European TV channel), NDR, MDR, Deutchlandradio
Since 2016 she cooperates with German artist agency Luxus Events.The Great Martian War 1913–1917
The Great Martian War 1913–1917 is a 2013 Canadian/UK made-for-television science fiction docudrama film, produced by Michael Kot, Steve Maher, and Mike Slee, and also directed by Mike Slee, that unfolds in the style of an episode from the History TV Channel.
The film is, as presented, an alternate history of World War I in which Europe and its allies, and eventually America, fight Martian invaders instead of Germany and its allies. Europe is on tenterhooks in the 2nd decade of the 20th century. Everyone is expecting war between the European powers. Then Germany issues an urgent plea for help that changes the reason for that war. Many references to real events of The Great War are woven into the film's fictional narrative. They include parallels to the conflict's mass battles and defeats, as men are thrown against the war machines on the Western front, the Christmas truce, and the Angel of Mons, and America's isolationism and late entry. There's even a surprising twist on the worldwide "Spanish" flu epidemic that killed more people than the conflict itself.
The film is based on the 1897 science fiction novel The War of the Worlds, by English author H. G. Wells, and includes both new and digitally altered film footage shot during the War to End All Wars to establish the scope of the interplanetary conflict. The film's original UK broadcast on 8 December 2013 happened during the first year of the World War I centennial; the film's 2014 US cable TV broadcast during the second year followed almost nine months later.
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|UK and Ireland|
|Germany and Austria|
|Walt Disney Co.|