Montreal — Historia has undergone a makeover and is back with a new logo, new look and new shows! More than ever, it will immerse you in new worlds that surprise and entertain, introducing you to passionate, genuine people from home and abroad. Get ready to change your perception of history!
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Historia has a revamped look that features the iconic golden “H” of the HISTORY brand as its new logo! By partnering with this globally renowned brand and showcasing larger-than-life figures, the channel links the world of today to our roots in the past with an entertaining, surprising and fresh approach. In this way, Historia offers its two million subscribers a unique twist on history-themed content.
This new branding follows the recent signing of an agreement with A+E Networks that provides the Historia channel with special access to its content. “We’re thrilled to partner with one of the most prestigious brands in the television business, which is broadcast in over 180 countries. The agreement will enhance our TV programming with shows that Historia viewers are sure to love! These will be added to our original Quebec-produced content, for which we have a number of new projects in the pipeline,” said a delighted Mario Cecchini, president of Corus Media.
Historia already broadcasts a number of series from the HISTORY catalogue, including L’atelier de restauration, Pawn stars: prêteurs sur gages, Pawn stars: prêteurs cajuns and Fous des bolides, all of which rank among the channel’s top ten most-watched shows.
… and new shows!
This spring, Historia will offer even more surprise and entertainment. “Gearheads” will get their fill with the dynamic new 30 minute version of Légendes de la route with José Gaudet. This popular original production traces the evolution of legendary cars by presenting the brands and models that have shaped automotive history. Local collectors allow viewers to step inside their garages and admire dream machines such as Jaguars, Ferraris and Porsches. The season premiere will also feature a first for Quebec—a race between a Corvette and a helicopter! Airs Mondays at 8 p.m., starting March 9.
Between $1,800 and $15,000—that was how much it cost to buy a Quebec baby born to teen mothers in the 1950s. During this period, over 1,000 such newborns were sold at home and abroad through illegal trafficking estimated to have raked in $3 to $5 million. Le berceau des anges: le documentaire recounts the events that inspired the series Le berceau des anges broadcast on Séries+. With the help of personal testimonies, this shocking and moving documentary explains the historical context in which secrets and lies allowed a sordid trade to flourish. Airs Thursday, March 19, at 10 p.m., immediately after the series finale on Séries+. Produced by the BBC, L’histoiredumonde pays tribute to the ingenuity and adaptability of humankind, providing a stunning voyage through time narrated by historian Franck Ferrand. Combining CGI scenes with dramatizations, it shows how the great civilizations developed, transporting viewers to Egypt’s pyramids, the Taj Mahal in India, the Colosseum in Italy and the Nazca city of Cahuachi in Peru. Airs Tuesdays at 7 p.m., starting March 10.
On Marchandage:mode d’emploi, you can forget about the digital era and online transactions—in this part of Maine, business is done face-to-face and sealed with a firm handshake. Here, a group of locals consult UncleHenry’s, a regional classified listings publication, in search of bargains. Airs Thursdays at 10 p.m., starting March 12.
Historia is proud to present Klondike, a drama series produced by Ridley Scott based on a true story. In the late 1890s, during the Klondike gold rush, two childhood friends, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, decide to try their luck in the Yukon. In this wild region with a harsh climate, they cross paths with greedy entrepreneurs, desperate characters and ladies of pleasure. In Dawson City, Bill and Byron struggle to survive and strike it rich as soon as possible… Airs Fridays at 10 p.m., starting March 13.
With its new logo, new look and new shows, Historia promises to be more surprising and entertaining than ever!
About Corus Média
Corus Média operates the French-language specialty television brands Historia, Séries+, Télétoon and Télétoon Rétro in Quebec. It is a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CRJ.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Corus Entertainment’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, Teletoon, ABC Spark, and HBO Canada, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations. Experience Corus Entertainment on the web at www.corusent.com
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