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H2 is a brand name owned by A&E Networks (a joint venture between the Hearst Communications and the Walt Disney Television division of The Walt Disney Company), used for a sister television channel of History. The brand was debuted in September 2011 when History International in the United States was relaunched as H2. The brand was expanded outside the U.S. since then. H2 in the United States was relaunched on February 29, 2016 as Viceland, but the H2 brand is still used for sister channels to History in other markets.
A&E Networks began rebranding the remaining versions of H2 as History2, starting with Latin American version on January 1, 2019.
On November 6, 2018, concerning Disney's proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox, the European Commission required Disney to sell A&E's television operations in Europe, which include the versions of H2 in the area.
The H2 brand was introduced in the United States, when History International was re-branded as such on September 26, 2011, with its programming being refocused to feature documentary content from its sister network History prior to that network's shift towards more reality programming.The American channel was later replaced by Viceland on February 29, 2016.
On August 27, 2012, Shaw Media, relaunched the male-focused Category A digital channel The Cave as a domestic Canadian version of H2.
In 2014, a Latin American version of H2 was launched under the ownership of A+E Networks Latin America (a joint venture between A+E Networks and Ole Communications) and distributed by HBO Latin America Group.On January 1, 2019, H2 was re-branded as History2.
In the Middle East and North Africa, the regional version of H2 is available on OSN since 1 February 2016.[ citation needed ]
In Southeast Asia, A+E Networks launched a regional version of H2 on 14 June 2013.
Lifetime is an American basic cable channel that is part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a subsidiary of A&E Networks, which is jointly owned by Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company. It features programming that is geared toward women or features women in lead roles. As of January 2016, it is received by 93.8 million households in America.
Foxtel^ is an Australian pay television company—operating in cable television, direct broadcast satellite television, and IPTV streaming services. It was formed in April 2018, superseding an earlier company from 1995. The name 'FOXTEL' is a blend of News Corporation's 'Fox' Broadcasting and 'Tel' from Telstra. The name signifies a joint venture established between News Corporation and Telstra, with News Corp being the 65% and Telstra the 35% shareholders respectively.
History is a pay television network and flagship channel owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture between Hearst Communications and the Disney Media Networks division of the Walt Disney Company.
FYI is an American basic cable channel that is owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture between the Disney Media Networks subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications. The network features lifestyle programming, with a mix of reality, culinary, home renovation and makeover series.
Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Limited is a Hong Kong-based commercial broadcasting company which is a part of Disney International Operations's Fox Networks Group, operating multiple specialty television channels. It was previously traded as Star TV until 2001, and simply as Star until 2009. Originally established by Hutchison Whampoa and later acquired by the original News Corporation, Star TV was once the prominent satellite television broadcaster in the entire Asia region. On March 20, 2019 Following Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets, FNG Asia and Star India, became a part of Disney and the FNG Asia Pacific was integrated into Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International unit.
H2 was an American specialty television channel that was owned by A+E Networks, available on multi-channel television providers.
A&E Networks is an American multinational broadcasting company that is a joint venture between Hearst Communications and The Walt Disney Company through its General Entertainment Networks division. The company owns several non-fiction and entertainment-based television brands, including its namesake A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI, and their associated sister channels, and holds stakes in or licenses their international branches.
Fox is a British pay television channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland, owned by Fox Networks Group, a unit of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. It launched on 12 January 2004 and was originally known as FX. Featuring a mix of comedies and drama series, the channel's age demographic is adults aged 18 to 35 years old.
Viceland is a defunct Canadian pay television channel. It was owned by Vice Network Canada, Inc., which was owned by Rogers Media with minority ownership by Vice Media. It was a Canadian version of Viceland, broadcasting lifestyle-oriented documentary and reality series aimed towards a young adult demographic.
History2 is a Canadian English language specialty channel dedicated to airing historic and non-historical programming of military, science, and technology interest. The channel is owned by Corus Entertainment, with its name licensed from the American company, A&E Networks, owners of the brand.
Crime & Investigation is a pan-European television channel based in the United Kingdom, owned by A&E Networks UK. The channel primarily broadcasts true crime programming, and is a European version of the U.S. network of the same name.
ESPN International is a family of networks around the world. It was begun in 1989 and is operated by ESPN Inc.
History is a European general entertainment television channel which broadcasts programs related to reality programming, historical events and persons.
Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company that oversees international television assets that were acquired from 21st Century Fox. It produces and distributes more than 300 entertainment, film, sports and factual channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, using several brands, including Fox, National Geographic, FX, Fox Sports, and BabyTV. Among their non-linear brands were Fox Play and Fox Plus. These brands reached over 1.725 billion households around the world.
ESPN Inc. is an American multinational sports media conglomerate owned by The Walt Disney Company, with Hearst Communications as an equity stakeholder. It owns various sports broadcasting operations, including cable channels, a sports radio network, an accompanying website, and other assets.
Viceland, and Vice on TV in the United States and United Kingdom, are brands used for television channels owned and programmed by Vice Media. Viceland launched on February 29, 2016 with two branded cable channels; the American version is a joint venture majority-owned by A&E Networks, while the now defunct Canadian version operated as a Category A-licensed specialty channel majority-owned by Rogers Media.
Sony Channel is a general entertainment channel in the United Kingdom from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). The original launched on 7 April 2011. However, it was closed on 6 February 2018 and replaced by Sony Crime Channel. It was brought back for a second time on 10 September 2019 when it replaced True Entertainment. The current Sony Channel has different idents and programming than the former due to inheriting some programming from its predecessor True Entertainment.
SBS Viceland is an Australian free-to-air television channel owned by the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). It began as SBS TWO on 1 June 2009, and was branded as SBS 2 between 2013 and 2016. On 8 April 2017, SBS Viceland began simulcasting in high definition. On 17 June 2019, the standard definition broadcast was closed and replaced by SBS World Movies, leaving SBS Viceland as a high definition-only channel.
Vice on TV is an American basic cable channel based on the digital media company and print magazine of the same name, owned by a joint venture majority-owned by A&E Networks. Known as Viceland until December 2, 2019, it is a part of the Viceland family of television channels worldwide. The channel launched on February 29, 2016, replacing H2 on most multichannel television providers in the United States.