History (Australian television channel)
|Owned by||Foxtel Networks|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||0.5% (Apr '07, )|
|Broadcast area||Australia, New Zealand|
|Formerly called||Fox History (1996-1998)
The History Channel (1998-2008)
|Sister channel(s)||111 Hits
Crime & Investigation
Foxtel On Demand
The Comedy Channel
The History Channel, formerly known as Fox History and branded on-screen as History, is a television channel in Australia and New Zealand, that broadcasts fictional programs regarding historical events and persons, as well as various metaphysical, pseudoscientific, and paranormal phenomena—often with observations and explanations by noted historians, scholars, authors, esotericists, astrologers, and Biblical scholars as well as reenactments and interviews with witnesses, and/or families of witnesses.
It started out as Fox History in 1996, and changed its name to The History Channel in November 1998. The channel used share its frequency with Fox Kids until December 2000, when it got its own 24 hour channel.
- "Investigation into Expenditure Requirement for Pay TV Documentary Channels". Australian Broadcasting Authority.
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