MIPTV: A+E to Launch H2 Channel in the U.K.
The History Channel spin-off network bowed in the U.S. in 2011.
CANNES - A + E Networks will launch a British version of its H2 channel, a History Channel spin off, in the U.K. next month.
H2 launched in the U.S. in 2011 and has been a solid performer, rated the number one emerging network (non-sports networks reaching fewer than 70 million viewers) stateside by Nielsen ratings.
The British version of H2 will launch May 4 with the disaster documentary series Serial Killer Earth and H2's military competition reality show Ultimate Soldier Challenge. H2 will go out in the U.K. on both the BSkyB and Virgin Media pay-TV platforms.