The History Channel, now simply named History, was founded in 1995. While the plans to launch this channel had been in the works since at least 1993, when it began, it was jokingly referred to as “The Hitler Channel” since much of the programming revolved around WWII.
A&E Network owns History, which began expanding its audience in the late 1990s.
In March 2018, the channel announced it would show a “History 100” documentary series covering significant events and people of note over the past 100 years.
In 2021, the History network ordered a documentary series covering the history of the decades-long Star Trek science fiction franchise.
History maintains a corporate office in New York, New York.