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History HD rolls out in Turkey

A+E is to launch History HD in Turkey via Digiturk and has also licensed several hours of History programming, as well as History 3D content, for the digital platform's VOD service.
May 16, 2012

A+E Networks is to launch History HD in Turkey on Digiturk and has licensed several hours of History programming, as well as History 3D content, for the digital platform’s VOD service.

The channel will air franchises and specials such as Pawn Stars, American Pickers and America: The Story of US. The standard definition version of History has been available in Turkey on Digiturk since 2002.

Dean Possenniskie, A+E Networks’ MD for EMEA, said: “I am confident that this new channel will appeal to viewers in Turkey.”

History HD becomes the latest U.S. cable net to enter the Turkish market. Earlier this month, Discovery launched a 3D service in Turkey through Digiturk and last year National Geographic began airing 3D programming in the country via its HD channel.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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