A+E Networks has relaunched its 24-hour Spanish language pay-TV channel History en Español beginning today (Nov. 7).
The net will return with a new on-air look, twice the number of premiere hours and a rebooted programming slate of scripted and unscripted content, including docu-scripted hybrid Barbarians Rising (pictured) and factual series Hunting Hitler and Pawn Stars.
History en Español, which originally launched in 2004 in the U.S., will also feature the debut of Embajadores de la Mafia, providing an in-depth look into the arrival of the Italian-American mafia in Latin America.
In addition, the channel’s slate will feature automotive series Counting Cars, Leepu & Pitbull, Lost in Transmission; restoration series American Restoration and American Pickers; mysteries Missing in Alaska and In Search of Ancient Aliens and Hangar 1: The UFO Files;adventure programs Mountain Men, Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads and Ax Men; World War II series Last Days of the Nazis and Hunting Hitler; and specials and dramas Seven Deadly Sins, The Bible Rules, The Real Face of Jesus and God v. Satan.
“We’re injecting History en Español’s primetime schedule with new genres of programming to serve an even wider segment of the growing Hispanic audience throughout the U.S. as we continue to grow our channel,” said Edward Sabin, MD of Americas and head of commercial operations for international at A+E Networks, in a statement.