HISTORY TV18 is a factual entertainment channel that was launched by AETN18, a joint venture between Network18 and A+E Networks (formerly known as A&E Television Networks) which operates acclaimed global brands like History, Bio, Crime & Investigation Network and Lifetime. The channel is the first in a bouquet of factual entertainment channels to be launched by the joint venture in India. HISTORY TV18 is the leading destination for award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from contemporary history to core history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and transport. The channel emerged as the leader in the factual entertainment genre in the 6 metros & key market clusters within a few weeks of its launch in October, ‘11. With a connectivity of 50 million households on leading cable TV platforms and DTH platforms, HISTORY TV18 reaches out to over 23 million viewers every week across the country.
FYI TV18 is the second channel from the A+E Networks | TV18 bouquet following the stellar success of its HISTORY(tm) TV18. FYI TV18 as a channel is a sounding board for a generation of millennials who are at the forefront of radical change- upheavals in technology, family dynamics, gender equality, entrepreneurship etc., thus belonging to a genre of its own within the factual umbrella but embracing lifestyle. FYI TV18 as a channel makes up for dual viewing with content that is convivial and progressive. The channel's philosophy is "Connect with Life" which is echoed through its programming consisting of shows centered on its core pillars of Taste, Space and Circle with relationship at its core. Along with its local productions like Rivals in Law, Real 2 States Couples, FYI TV18 also draws on the success of its U.S. parent channel that has garnered strong reputation for groundbreaking formats and breakout hits such as Man Vs Child, Tiny House Nation, Seven Year Switch, Arranged, amongst others.