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Channel Overview. “ History is a pact between the dead, the living and the yet unborn.” Edmund Burke. Brand Vision. HISTORY is yesterday , today and tomorrow . It helps us look back and ask How?, look around us and ask Why?, and look forward and ask What if?

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  • History is a pact between the dead, the living and the yet unborn.”

    Edmund Burke

Brand vision
Brand Vision

  • HISTORY is yesterday, today and tomorrow. It helps us look back and ask How?, look around us and ask Why?, and look forward and ask What if?

  • HISTORY is more than facts, dates and dead people, it’s an experience. It’s the choices people made, facing the same dilemmas we face today – that’s the connective tissue of HISTORY.

  • Our mission is to dimensionalize HISTORY making it more active, entertaining and accessible.

Brand positioning
Brand Positioning

  • Understanding history means knowing how the past impacts the present and guides the future. Who we are today is built on the history that came before us. History is continuous. Every day, history is being made.


Brand values
Brand Values

  • Trusted

  • Reliable

  • Inspirational

  • Life Enhancing

  • Socially Valuable

Brand attributes
Brand Attributes

  • We’re Smart. We’re not academic.

    We don’t look to History for the right answers, but for the right questions.

  • We’re Bold.We’re not gimmicky.

    We believe history is alive and kicking, infusing everything around us.

  • We’re Surprising. We uncover the real, little known truths.

    When people watch History they discover something new.

  • We’re Personal.We’re not“empty calories.”

    We’re interested in the real experiences of real people, not just kings and queens. And we’re fun to watch.

TYPE :Our Audience

HISTORY speaks and listens to its audience. We know why consumers come to the brand, the content they want and what it takes to attract new ones.

  • ABC1 Adults – Predominantly Male (60/40 Split)

  • Educated & Well Travelled

  • Higher disposable income

  • Interested in Documentaries and Political programs

Source: European Viewer Comparison, (UK, Spain and Germany): KMR and TGI Study Oct 08 – Base: MCHH/Cable Viewership: Last 7 Days./ TNS/BARB, Dayparts Analysis Sept-Nov 08, Multichannel homes, Base: Adult ts / TNS/Skyview, Sept-Nov08, Base: All Individuals

TYPE : Our Audience

  • HISTORYattracts people who…

  • have a voracious need to know

  • use information as social currency

  • are endlessly curious

  • see HISTORY as past, present and future

Brand lens
Brand Lens

  • The pre-eminent destination for all things history.

  • Make history engaging and entertaining and create water-cooler type buzz.

  • Possess a unique story-telling ability that is extremely relevant and powerfully relatable to our audience.


  • Broadening the programming scope of history…

    • PAST

      we look at history in the traditional form of the past


      we look at how history informs where we are today and how what’s going on today relates to history

    • FUTURE

      we look into the future and how history gives us clues to where we are going


  • Looking at history through the spectrum of…




gives us the ability to work in different genres while bringing an epic scope and an innovative, entertaining and eye-opening perspective to history.

Marketing promotion
Marketing & Promotion

  • On-air, HISTORY is sleek, contemporary and dynamic

  • The iconic red arrow guides viewers through the presentation of promotions and programming

Marketing promotion1
Marketing & Promotion

  • Key art should look dramatic, compelling, colorful and ‘epic’ creating a sense of a real television event

HISTORY Classroom

Educational Outreach: HISTORY Classroom

HISTORY Classroom is a year-round educational initiative that brings history to life for students in the classroom and is a great way to connect communities, schools, and families to the HISTORY brand.

HISTORY Classroom airs throughout the year as a hour-long, early morning, commercial-free, programming block that educators can replay during the school day

HISTORY programs can be chosen by a local teacher or consultant from existing channel inventory and scheduled according to the classroom curriculum

Study guides developed for each program by a local teacher or consultant can be posted for download on the HISTORY website

HISTORY Classroom allows educators to further engage their students in the classroom and showcase specific topics in a exciting way

It provides a very strong community outreach opportunity for distribution platforms

Educational Outreach: Take A Vet to School Day


Take A Veteran To School Day is a non-partisan HISTORY initiative that works to link veterans of all ages with young people in schools and communities by supplying schools with resources and materials to host events that allow veterans to share their stories, while providing a valuable learning experience to students

Study guides, lesson plans, how-to guides, and other materials for educators are developed so they can host a Take A Vet to School Day event

Partner with schools, community organizations, and cable affiliates to help promote the initiative



HISTORY produces engaging, award-winning digital content that has helped to evolve the brand beyond the linear channel





Preserve your history.

Reserve your legacy.

myHISTORY allows HISTORY viewers to share their own personal stories

Aspiring film-makers create a short film around their personal history and upload it on with the winning film showcased on HISTORY

myHISTORY strengthens the relationship between HISTORY and its audience by giving viewers a chance to see their story on HISTORY’S website and the channel

Viewers can post, vote and share with their friends their favorite films online, creating an community of like-minded, myHISTORY storytellers

Viewers become a part of history as they actively share each others’ past, securing a place for their history in the future