Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
OwnerFoxtel Networks
Sister channelsFoxtel Networks channels
Former namesFox History (1996–1998)
The History Channel (1998–2008)
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.[1][2] The channel used share its frequency with Fox Kids until December 2000, when it got its own 24-hour channel.[3]

On 3 November 2014, History launched a high-definition feed.[4]


Original Programming

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Acquired programming


  1. ^ "Investigation into Expenditure Requirement for Pay TV Documentary Channels" (PDF). Australian Broadcasting Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  2. ^ "The History Channel". Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Knox, David (3 November 2014). "BoxSets, Discovery Kids launch on Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 November 2014.