History (originally The History Channel from 1995 to 2008) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.
It originally broadcast documentary programs and historical fiction series. However since 2008, it has mostly broadcast a variety of television series and other non-history related content. Additionally, the network is frequently criticized by scientists and skeptics for broadcasting pseudo-documentaries, unsubstantiated and sensational investigative programming, such as Ancient Aliens, UFO Files, Decoded and the Nostradamus Effect. As of August 2013, approximately 98,226,000 American households (86.01% of households with television) receive History. (Wikipedia)