History (Australian TV channel)

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History Logo.svg
Owned byFoxtel Networks
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share0.5% (Apr '07, [1])
Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
Formerly calledFox History (1996-1998)
The History Channel (1998-2008)
Sister channel(s)Foxtel Networks channels
FoxtelChannel 611 (SD/HD)
Channel 1611 (SD)
SKY Network Television (NZ)Channel 73
FoxtelChannel 611 (SD/HD)
Channel 1611 (SD)
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 611

History, formerly known as Fox History and The History Channel, is a television channel in Australia and New Zealand, that broadcasts non-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.

The channel is operated by Foxtel Networks, and the programming and name of the channel is licensed to them by A&E Networks.

It started out as Fox History in 1996, and changed its name to The History Channel in November 1998.[2][3] The channel used share its frequency with Fox Kids until December 2000, when it got its own 24-hour channel.[4]

On 3 November 2014, History launched a high-definition feed.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Investigation into Expenditure Requirement for Pay TV Documentary Channels" (PDF). Australian Broadcasting Authority.
  3. ^ "The History Channel".
  4. ^ Murdoch, Blake (28 November 2000). "New pay TV offerings from Australia's Foxtel". The Hollywood Reporter. 365 (43): 10. ISSN 0018-3660. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  5. ^ Knox, David (3 November 2014). "BoxSets, Discovery Kids launch on Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 November 2014.