The Documentary Channel was an American digital cable and satellite television network that featured documentary programming. It aired independent documentary films from around the world, including those not released in the United States. The channel (along with Halogen TV) was replaced by Pivot, a channel aimed at young adults between 18 and 34 years old, that is also owned by Participant Media, and debuted on August 1, 2013. Pivot continues airing documentaries.BackgroundDocumentary Channel launched in January 2006. It was founded by Tom Neff, Oscar nominated and Emmy winning documentarian, and attorney John Forbess. Originally, it was supported in part by WNPT, the Nashville PBS station.Documentary Channel won its first Emmy Award, for Outstanding Documentary, in September 2007, for Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire.Documentary Channel's signature series, DocTalk, entered its third season July 1, 2011. DocTalk was a weekly half hour program featuring filmmakers and their newest documentary film projects and releases.