January 27, 2014 Kerri Tarmey



MOSCOW (January 27, 2014) – HISTORY® has launched in the Ukraine via DTH platform, Lybid, and has increased distribution in Russia with its launch on Beeline.

HISTORY and HISTORY HD launched in Russia late 2013 on Rostelecom and NTV+.    

“We’re thrilled to have broken new ground in the Ukraine through our partnership with Lybid, and are looking forward to further expanding our reach across Russia in 2014,” said Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director, Europe, A+E Networks.

HISTORY takes viewers on a journey through the ages, connecting our modern world with its historical roots in a way that is relevant, entertaining, and often surprising. HISTORY is the leading destination for top quality, award-winning original series and specials that challenge perceptions of the past and tell compelling stories through new perspectives and vivid reconstructions. The channel brings history to life; thrusting viewers into the action, and challenging perceptions of what history is. HISTORY has earned eleven Primetime Emmy® Awards and twelve News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, among others.

HISTORY offers viewers original, top-rated program franchises including Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars®, American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Counting Cars™, and Mountain Men®. 

HISTORY is the #1 ad-supported entertainment cable network in the US among Men 25-54.  Year-to-date, HISTORY has 11 primetime series averaging over 1.0 million A25-54 impressions and 9 over 1.0 million A18-49 – more than any other network in US cable.  HISTORY is a top 3 factual network in most markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. In Harris Interactive’s 2013 EquiTrend tracking study, HISTORY received the “Brand of the Year” award for factual entertainment*, the second consecutive year the channel captured this title.  

HISTORY is available in more than 330 million households in 160+ territories and 39 languages worldwide.

* EquiTrend: A sample of over 38,500 U.S. consumers ages 15 and over were surveyed online by Harris Interactive from January 11 through February 8, 2013 and the survey took an average of 35 minutes to complete. Over 1,500 brands were rated in the study.  Each respondent was asked to rate a total of 40 randomly selected brands.  Each brand received approximately 1,000 ratings.

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About A+E Networks®

A+E Networks is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the following networks and divisions: A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN™ (formerly Lifetime Movie Network®), bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Español™, Crime + Investigation™, Military HISTORY®, LRW™ (formerly Lifetime Real Women®), A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International, A+E Networks Digital and A+E Networks Consumer Products™.  A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 160 countries.  A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.