Download The True Story of the Internet

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Download The True Story of the Internet
GenreDocumentary television series
StarringJohn Heilemann
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production companyOxford Scientific Films
Original release
NetworkScience Channel (U.S.); Discovery Channel (other countries)
ReleaseMarch 3, 2008 (2008-03-03)

Download: The True Story of the Internet is a documentary television series about Internet history. It is aired on Science Channel in the US and Discovery Channel for other countries. It originally aired on March 3, 2008. The show was hosted by John Heilemann.

More than a decade ago, a "browser war was fought between Netscape and Microsoft, between Navigator and Internet Explorer"[1]


There are four parts to the documentary:

  • Part 1: Browser Wars – The rise and fall of Netscape and its battle against Microsoft
  • Part 2: Search – The rise of Google and Yahoo
  • Part 3: Bubble – The crash of 2000 and the mainstays of the Internet: and eBay
  • Part 4: People Power – Peer to peer technology, web 2.0, and social networking


The documentary features interviews with:


  1. ^ "Download: The True Story of the Internet | Digestivo Cultural". Retrieved 2022-11-02.

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