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History Television
History Television logo
Launched October 17, 1997
Owned by CW Media
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website History Television
Bell TV Channel 522
Shaw Direct Channel 506 (East)
Channel 516 (West)nel 74
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings, channels may vary

History Television is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel that presents programming about history and some non-historical programming of military, science and technology interest. It is owned by CW Media (a division of Canwest and GS Capital Partners). Its french language counterpart is Historia.

The channel operates two time shifted feeds: East (Eastern Time) and West (Pacific Time). The West Coast feed was launched on September 1, 2006.



Original logo (1997-10-17 - 2008-05-02)

Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on September 4, 1996 as The History and Entertainment Network, the channel was launched as History Television on October 17, 1997.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and GS Capital Partners bought Alliance Atlantis and gained AAC's interest in History Television.

History Television HD

History Television HD logo

On October 8, 2009, Canwest launched History Television HD, a high definition (HD) simulcast of History Television.[1] Unlike the standard definition feed that has both an East and West coast feed, History Television HD has only one national feed operating from the Eastern Time Zone.


History Television airs programs from various genres including documentaries, dramas, films, and human interest series.

Noted programs


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