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What Channel Is the History Channel on Spectrum? (2024 Update)

History Channel on Spectrum

What Channel Is the History Channel on Spectrum? (2024 Update)

Key Points

  • The History Channel is available on all three Spectrum packages (TV Select Signature, TV Select Plus, and Mi Plan Latino – Spanish) and can be streamed on platforms like Hulu, Fubo, Sling, and Philo.
  • The History Channel offers a wide range of topics including pop culture, historical investigations, conspiracy theories, aliens, doomsday scenarios, and how things are made.
  • Popular shows on the History Channel include American Pickers, Engineering Disasters, History’s Greatest Mysteries, Modern Marvels, The Curse of Oak Island, Alone, Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman, Swamp People, Ancient Aliens, and the upcoming Lost U-Boats of World War II.

History buffs like me need to know how to access our favorite channel on every network and provider. So what channel is the History Channel on Spectrum? Find it here along with tantalizing tidbits about many of the most popular shows about history, aliens, mysteries from all over the world, life in intriguing places, and much more. 

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What Is the History Channel? 

On January 1, 1995, A&E Networks launched the History Channel. Its early days primarily focused on documentaries and other informative programming, which soon garnered a worldwide appeal. World War II was a heavy emphasis (suiting me just fine, as this is my favorite portion of history). A&E realized this strong appeal and established the Military History Channel in 2005 to cater more to this audience.

From then on, the History Channel broadened into a wider range of topics, including pop culture, historical investigations, conspiracy theories, aliens, doomsday scenarios, how things are made, and much, much more. It is now the premier destination for entertaining historical storytelling across the world. 

The History Channel on Spectrum

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All three Spectrum packages include the History Channel.

The History Channel is in all three Spectrum packages (TV Select Signature, TV Select Plus, and Mi Plan Latino – Spanish). It streams on Spectrum with Hulu, Fubo, Sling, Philo, and many other platforms. Visit the link above and subscribe to Spectrum in your area. 

CityChannel
Alexandria, KY56
Athens, GA47
Avon, IN55
Bakersfield, CA56
Belleville, IL56
Bristol, VA44
Charlotte, NC65
Cincinnati, OH75
Florence, KY56
Dallas, TX55
Dayton, OH52
El Paso, TX58
Jacksonville, NC71
Knoxville, TN44
Lincoln, NE49
Lisbon, NH54
Great Falls, MT50
Los Angeles, CA72
New York, NY40
Orlando, FL43
Saint Louis, MO56
San Antonio, TX66
Sparks, NV62
Sheboygan, WI50
Wapato, WA40

The A&E Networks Family

A&E Networks owns the History Channel and other popular entertainment networks. You’ll likely run across these other channels if you’re looking for the History Channel on Spectrum or other providers. 

A&E Networks Channels
History Channel 
Military History
History en Español
A&E
Crime & Investigation
FYI
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
Lifetime Real Women (LRW)

What to Watch from the History Channel on Spectrum

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Check out some of my favorite shows on the History Channel.

Most History Channel offerings center around reality, factual, investigative, and documentary programming. Various viewpoints are presented, and a wide range of historical topics are explored. Below, I’ve highlighted some of the most popular shows you will enjoy from the History Channel on Spectrum. 

American Pickers

Midwestern picker Mike Wolfe travels across America in search of rare artifacts and national treasures that he can buy. Discarded items turn out to have surprising value. He sells many collectibles or keeps them in his personal collection. What do you have that he might want? 

Engineering Disasters 

Have you ever wondered about collapsed buildings, bridges, or other structures? Engineers reveal the surprising details behind the world’s deadliest bridge, building, ship, and plane disasters caught on camera.

History’s Greatest Mysteries 

History Channel on Spectrum
Lawrence Fishburne hosts the documentary series History’s Greatest Mysteries.

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Laurence Fishburne narrates this intriguing documentary series about historical puzzles, disappearances, explanations, and more about the greatest enigmas of our world. 

Modern Marvels 

This is one of the History Channel’s favorite shows. It celebrates the incredible machines that continue to improve our lives and power the global economy. Applaud the incredible ingenuity on display from global industry and up-and-coming entrepreneurs across America. 

The Curse of Oak Island

Brothers and treasure hunters Marty and Rick Lagina explore Oak Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, using clues from mythology and more to try and unearth secret mysteries and treasures. Caves, sinkholes, tunnels, and more could hide unimaginable wealth or other interesting finds. This popular show also has several spinoffs. 

Alone

Now in its 10th season, this popular survival series pushes participants to their extreme limits as they use survival skills to survive and thrive in some of nature’s most forbidding territory. History Channel describes it like this: “With just ten survival items per person and enough camera gear to self-document their experiences, this is the series’ toughest season yet. No camera crews. No gimmicks. Alone is the ultimate test of human will.”

Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman 

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman is the perfect host for this eight-part series. One of his most famous performances was in Shawshank Redemption, a film about how a determined man escaped from the fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary. Freeman explores some of the most famous real-life prison breaks from Alcatraz, Dannemora, Pittsburgh State Penitentiary, and more. 

Swamp People 

Swampers in Louisiana compete to fill around 350 prime gator hunting tags each season. The competition is fierce ― and so are their prey! It’s all on the line to make a living and be crowned king of the swamp. Who will win? 

Ancient Aliens 

Have intelligent beings visited Earth from across the universe? Ancient Aliens explores the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years. Investigate questions, controversies, first-hand accounts, and more concerning this age-old debate. 

COMING SOON: Lost U-Boats of World War II 

The Nazis stole innumerable treasures during World War II. Many believe much of these riches were sent out of Germany to be hidden aboard U-boats (submarines) in other countries. Treasure hunter Darrell Miklos believes some of these stolen riches were loaded into specially modified U-boats that are currently lying in the Caribbean Sea near the Dominican Republic. What will he find? 

Enjoy these and dozens more interesting shows and series that challenge your viewpoints, inform your knowledge, and entertain all at the same time. Check out the History Channel show descriptions and see when to watch your favorite choices. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I watch the History Channel on Spectrum?

The History Channel can be watched anywhere Spectrum offers TV service. Check the table above for the correct channel in your city or region. 

Can I watch the History Channel on an app?

Yes. The History Channel can be watched anywhere on the History app for Android or iOS. Watch your favorite History Channel shows on your most preferred device.

Can I access the History Channel on Spectrum On Demand?

Yes. You can search and stream your favorite History Channel to watch some of your favorite programs, such as Ancient Aliens and Curse of Oak Island on Spectrum On Demand. 

Why is the History Channel so popular?

The History Channel carries a broad range of shows addressing pop culture, historical investigations, conspiracy theories, aliens, doomsday scenarios, how things are made, and more. It is the premier destination for entertaining historical storytelling across the world. 

Who owns the History Channel?

A&E Networks owns the History Channel and other popular entertainment networks like A&E TV, Lifetime, and the Lifetime Movie Network. 

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