HistoryTime’s curated programming lineup offers free, exclusive access to fascinating series and documentaries that give context to historical people and events
(Toronto, ON – July 27, 2022) International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media announced today the launch of a new free-streaming channel, HistoryTime. The channel will debut in the U.S. and Canada on LG Channels, LG’s free streaming service available on LG smart TVs. HistoryTime showcases fascinating stories and events that have shaped humanity, offering a deep understanding of how we got here and why things are the way they are. From ancient times to modern events, the channel explores a vast array of topics that give context to moments in history and help put our world in perspective. The launch grants LG Channels’ audiences across North America free access to HistoryTime’s’s extensive library of exclusive, history-themed programming.
The launch of this channel builds on Blue Ant Media’s momentum and expansion into the emerging free streaming space, while also expanding its existing partnership with LG. HistoryTime joins wildlife and nature channel, Love Nature, true crime channel Total Crime, home renovation channel Homeful and paranormal-themed channel HauntTV in Blue Ant’s growing portfolio of FAST channels.
“Blue Ant has a long history of curating and producing history content and are thrilled to now bring it to free streaming audiences on HistoryTime,” says Jamie Schouela, President, Global Channels and Media, Blue Ant Media. “The channel fills a gap in the FAST environment and our exclusive series and documentaries will satisfy history buffs interested in a wide range of topics.”
HistoryTime’s exclusive programming across the U.S. and Canada includes: M.A.D. World, a contemporary examination at the Cold War conflicts that brought Earth to the brink of annihilation, featuring stunning archival footage and first-hand accounts; Who Killed Gandhi?, which features rare footage and interviews to examine the murder of Mahatma Gandhi who ushered India to independence in 1947; Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America, where renowned Welsh architect Jonathan Adams explores the cultural impact of Frank Lloyd Wright’s groundbreaking buildings; Fidel Castro: An Unauthorized Bio, revealing the public and private threads of Fidel Castro’s life, exploring his rise to power and his place in world history; Hitler’s Gold, which unmasks the people and organizations who funded Hitler and bankrolled the Nazi Party’s ruthless and terrifying regime; and Portraits of Marie Antoinette, an insider’s view of Marie Antoinette through the memoirs of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, a royal painter and friend to the fabled queen of France.
LG Channels is LG’s exclusive free streaming service available on LG smart TVs including its critically-acclaimed LG OLED TVs, offering a wide selection of premium live and on-demand programming, including movies, TV shows, news, sports, childrens’ programs, and more. With more than 350 channels and rapidly growing, LG TV owners can easily discover their favorite programs by launching the LG Channels application on their LG TV’s webOS platform (LG smart TV models 2016-present).
Blue Ant Media’s suite of FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) channels offer audiences curated, exclusive programming that is free to access on growing platforms like VIZIO WatchFree+, The Roku Channel, Xumo, Samsung TV Plus and PrendeTV.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. We own and operate numerous production companies in North America and Asia-Pacific, creating content for broadcasters and streaming platforms in multiple genres including factual entertainment, natural history, documentary and adult animation. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a substantial catalogue of content, including one of the world’s largest 4K natural history offerings. Blue Ant Media operates linear and free streaming channels under several brands including Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), BBC First (Canada), HauntTV, CrimeTime and TotalCrime. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with seven international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Washington and Beijing. Blueantmedia.com Twitter⼁Instagram⼁LinkedIn