A+E Networks is to expand the distribution of its factual entertainment channel HISTORY2 in Hungary.

“We are delighted to launch HISTORY2 for the very first time in Hungary with Magyar Telekom, our long-time partner. HISTORY2 is a fantastic channel that has seen a tremendous increase in popularity and demand among affiliates and viewers across Europe. Its sister channel HISTORY gained significant market share in the last 12 months in Hungary and we feel localised HISTORY2 will offer even more fascinating programmes to explore world’s biggest mysteries.” – Izabella Wiley, General Manager, Central & Eastern Europe at A+E Networks CEE

The channel will launch on Magyar Telekom, one of the leading cable and DTH networks in the country. 800,000 households are expected to have access to the localized version of the channel which will be available on Magyar Telekom’s Szuper Családi HD (Super Family HD) and Szuper Családi Mozi (Super Family Cinema) packages.

Programming includes documentaries on top inventions, objects, fast foods and weapons that changed the world; Holocaust Memorial Day that commemorates the 75th anniversary of Nazi German Auschwitz camp liberation along with shows like The Tesla Files that puts the brilliant inventor’s ideas covered in the recently declassified CIA files to test and Life After People that portrays the world without us, humans.

HISTORY2 launched internationally in 2013 as a partner channel to HISTORY. The channel covers science, military history, ancient history and modern history, entertaining audiences by unearthing the little known facts of the world around us. The channel is now available in over 45 million homes around the world.

“At Magyar Telekom we are looking for various ways to improve our programming line-up to our customers. HISTORY2 strengthens factual and entertainment offering and we are sure it will meet with enthusiastic reception from our subscribers.” – Rajki Annamária, TV and Entertainment Director at Magyar Telekom

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