History TV18

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History TV18
HistoryTV18 logo.png
Launched 9 October 2011 (2011-10-09)
Owned by A+E Networks
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan And The Rest Is History.
Country India
Language English
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Sister channel(s) CNBC TV18
Universal Channel
Diva Universal
Hallmark Channel
Sci-Fi Channel
Website www.HistoryIndia.com
Tata Sky Channel 721 (SD)
Channel 720 (HD)
Dish TV Channel 470 (SD)
Channel 56 (HD)
Airtel Digital TV Channel 432 (SD)
Channel 433 (HD)
Videocon d2h Channel 443 (SD)
Channel 953 (HD)
Reliance Digital TV Channel 556 (SD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 82 (SD)
channel 411 (SD)
Asianet Digital Channel 401 (SD)
Channel 817 (HD)
Available on select Indian cable systems Check local listings for details

History TV18 (formerly known as The History Channel) is a pan-Indian television channel broadcasting programmes related to historical events, infotainment and persons,[1] owned by a joint venture between A+E Networks, owner of the American History channel, and TV18, an Indian JV media group.[2] The channel is in a bouquet of factual entertainment channels to be launched by the joint venture. It is available in eight languages (English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu) in full HD across all major markets in India and will reach out to more than 50 million households in the launch phase.

The History Channel[edit]

History was first launched as The History Channel on 30 November 2003.[3] It was launched by a joint venture between AETN International and News Corporation's STAR, through its subsidiary NGC Networks. It had aired series like Boy's Toys, Biography, Conspiracy?, Crusades, Secret Agents and Breaking Vegas and television movies like Marilyn and Me. Following the expiration of the deal between AETN and STAR on 21 November 2008, STAR took over the channel and re-branded it as Fox History & Entertainment. That channel has since been re-branded again as Fox History & Traveller, then Fox Traveller and is currently available in India as Fox Life.

History TV18[edit]

On 9 October 2011, The History Channel was re-launched in India as History TV18, by a joint venture between A+E Networks and TV18.[4] An HD feed of the channel, True HD, is also available.

See also[edit]

  • Hunting Hitler


  1. ^ Anusha Parthasarathy; Shruthi Mathews (14 October 2011). "History re-invents itself". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ajay Chacko appointed President of Network18-AETN JV". Business Standard. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "History Channel to be launched in India on Nov 30". The Hindu Business Line. 26 November 2003. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Shibani Gharat (10 October 2011). "A+E Networks | TV18 launches History channel". afaqs!. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 

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