Viasat History inspires viewers with content that takes a modern look at history: well-researched programmes that challenge minds with intelligent, perceptive takes on the past, recounted by the most charismatic of historians.
Gripping true stories, captivating narratives... from the pampered lives of kings to the struggles of slaves and the great military campaigns of world history.
Our main focus is European history but we also venture to other parts of the world and to ancient times, revealing the secrets of the past and reinterpreting it in the light of contemporary events.
We explore various genres including ancient history with Ancient Engineering, Lost Treasure Tombs of the Ancient Maya and Victims of the Vikings; military in WWII: Hell on Earth and Pearl Harbor and mysteries and conspiracies with Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle and Myths: Great Mysteries of Humanity. Viasat History also showcases refreshing perspectives and previously untold stories surrounding well-known figures and moments in history, with Saddam v The Ayatollah: The Iran-Iraq War, Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution and Mussolini – The Fascist Emperor.