TV presenter and historian Dan Snow is to launch a video-on-demand service, HistoryHit.TV.

The service will launch in October, and plans to show films of varying lengths featuring in-depth interviews with experts and historical communicators, as well as giving behind the scenes access to locations, historical events and festivals, alongside traditional 60-minute documentaries.

Snow has launched a crowd-funding initiative with Indiegogo for HistoryHit.TV to increase funding and enable them to produce, commission and licence the history content. The channel will be offering Founder Members early access and discounted subscriptions, as well as a direct influence on the documentaries streamed on the channel.

CEO of History Hit,Tom Clifford, said: “Traditional broadcast TV, by the nature of its broad audience, has a challenge when it comes to intelligent content for people with a passion for history.  As a channel dedicated to high quality, intelligent programming, we will deliver a level of documentary better suited to our audience – and without the need to chase ratings. We want to take topics and themes and cover them in richer and more comprehensive detail than any TV channel has ever done before.”

HistoryHit.TV plans to stream both new and original documentaries as well as documentaries from recent years that are no longer available to see.

Staff Reporter

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