History TV18 is the Indian version of History. It was launched in 2003 as The History Channel (now Fox Life) under the ownership of Star, in a partnership with National Geographic. The History Channel rebranded to Fox History & Entertainment in 2008 and gradually turned into a lifestyle channel.
History returned to Indian television on 9 October 2011 as History TV18, owned by AETN18 Network, a joint venture between A&E Networks and TV18. Later, in 2016, AETN18 launched FYI TV18.
History TV18’s competitors are Discovery, National Geographic, Sony BBC Earth, Animal Planet and Nat Geo Wild.
HD logo: 2017–present
An HD feed was launched in October 2011 along with Colors HD and CNBC-TV18 Prime HD.
The logo was the same as the SD feed until August 2017, when an HD wordmark was added. This came a few weeks after History TV18 adopted History’s new global branding identity.
| Part of Reliance Industries Limited (Network18)
Subsidiaries: Viacom181 (Viacom18 Motion Pictures)
National news channels: Hindi: News18 India | English: CNN-News182
Business news channels3: Hindi: CNBC Awaaz | English: CNBC-TV18 (HD) | Gujarati: CNBC Bajar
Regional news channels: (most acquired from the ETV Network)
Hindi-speaking regions: News18 Punjab/Haryana/Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh, Bihar/Jharkhand and Rajasthan
Other regional channels: News18 Kannada, Bangla, Odia, Lokmat+ (Marathi), Gujarati, Urdu, Assam/Northeast+ (Assamese), Tamil Nadu+ (Tamil) and Keralam+ (Malayalam)
History TV18 (HD) | FYI TV18 (HD)
Other channels: Topper TV | Shop CJ
Divested channels: Home Shop 18
+Not formerly owned by ETV Network; these channels have always been owned by TV18.
1Joint venture with Viacom.
2Joint venture with Turner Broadcasting System (Warner Media).
3Joint venture with NBCUniversal (Comcast).
4Joint venture with A&E Networks.