A+E Networks Launch History in Russia

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The premiere schedule includes original franchises such as "Ice Road Truckers," "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers" and "American Restoration."

MOSCOW -- Russians are to get a double dose of history as two international documentary shows launch in the territory.

A+E Networks Thursday said History and History HD had debuted on Russian satellite channel NTV+ and will roll out on Rostelecom before the year's end.

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The premiere schedule for History Russia includes original franchises such as Ice Road Truckers, Pawn StarsAmerican PickersAmerican RestorationCounting Cars and Mountain Men

“The rollout of History in Russia marks an important milestone for A+E Networks,” said Dean Possenniskie, managing director, Europe. “Russia is an important territory for us and we’re looking forward to bringing the highest quality factual entertainment to the market.”

The company plans to roll the show out across Russia and CIS territories.