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A+E launches History Vault in South Africa

A+E Networks’ History’s video-on-demand service, History Vault, has launched in South Africa, marking the first time the service has been available outside North America.

Yusuf Nabee

History Vault offers an array of curated content such as Mankind: The Story of Al of UsCities from the Underworld , Mummies Day, Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll, World War II: The World in Crisis, and the Secrets of the Dark Ages, as well as content covering a range of topics like space exploration, the Bible, legendary leaders and much more.

The South African service will include HD content curated from over 30 collections in its first three months, with new collections to be added on a weekly basis.

History Vault is available to pay TV service DStv’s customers on Catch Up Plus on DStv Now online or through the service’s app, and also via DStv Explora set-top boxes connected to the internet.

A+E Networks currently distributes linear channels Lifetime and Crime + Investigation, as well as History, in South Africa.

Yusuf Nabee, General Manager at A+E Networks Africa said: “A+E Networks Africa has been at the forefront of digital innovation, recently launching a pop-up channel dedicated to the history of football and an app allowing viewers to create user-generated content for special event programming. History Vault further cements our commitment to work closely with our partners and offer our content in a variety of innovative ways.’’