The high-definition version of History International will launch on systems owned by Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications this month.
History International HD is scheduled to roll out on Time Warner Cable systems in the New York and Los Angeles markets, Bright House in Tampa and Orlando, and Cox's Kansas and Arkansas systems.
HI HD will simulcast the entire History International lineup of original, non-fiction series and specials. It joins AETN lineup of enhanced services: History HD, A&E HD, Bio HD, CI HD, Lifetime HD and LMN HD.
"HI HD will give our avid information-seeking viewers a chance to experience the foremost platform for historical programming about the innovations and technology that have shaped history," said History president and general manager Nancy Dubuc in a statement. "We're thrilled for the network to join History, A&E, BIO, CI, Lifetime and LMN in providing high-quality programming that meets the growing demand for HD content."
Noted AETN executive vice president of distribution David Zagin: "HI continues to be one of the fastest-growing cable networks. Distributors continue to demand smart, male-targeted networks like HI HD to bolster their expanding HD lineups. We are excited to offer our seventh AETN network in HD and look forward to partnering with our distributors to successfully market it to their customers."