H2 is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by A+E Networks, which is operated as a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.The channel carries historical and popular science documentaries as well as pseudo-scientific entertainment programs. H2 offers over 200 hours of original programming; the channel's current program schedule consists of re-runs of documentary programming previously seen on sister channel History, primarily those from the mid-2000s onward. It also frequently features pseudo-documentaries and unsubstantiated and sensational "investigative" programming, but not the network's reality series.As of February 2015, H2 is available to approximately 71,220,000 pay television households in the United States.H2 will rebrand as Viceland in early 2016.HistoryHistory International/2The network launched in 1996 as History International . It originally focused mainly on programs and specials focusing on world history. History International occasionally featured shows in languages other than English, such as French or Spanish for use with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's Cable in the Classroom initiative. By 2010, this was reduced to an hour-long Spanish language program on weekday mornings titled El Canal de Historia .