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Q: Is it possible to get my web site linked to History?
A: No. history.ca discontinued this service in November, 2002.
Q: How can I obtain permission to use material found on your web site?
A: All material found on history.ca is copy-written and is the sole property of History. Regretfully, we cannot give permission for external use of our material.
Q: Why are Quebec residents sometime ineligible to enter your on-line contests?
A: Unfortunately, Quebec residents are sometimes restricted from entering our contests due to regulations imposed by the Regie des loteries de Quebec (the provincial government body responsible for contests and lotteries). There are several stringent requirements (including extra documentation, notice and deadlines) that we are often not able to meet. However, we have, and will continue to include Quebec residents in our contests whenever feasible and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Programming: Questions about submitting show proposals to History
Q: How can I submit an original series pitch to History?
A: History commissions half hour and one-hour, six to thirteen episode factual series aimed at adults 25-54. Popular topics on the channel include: archaeology, ancient history, war and conflict, history of science and technology and innovative social history. Regardless of genre, all our programming shares a few common elements.
Our audience craves relevant, newsworthy stories, told in a hands-on, active style. Exclusive access to authentic and entertaining characters and places bring viewers to our network. High quality CGI-driven series remain a hit. We do not commission linear recounting of history and "stock and talk" style programs (majority archives mixed with talking heads). We do not commission biographies, history of sports, arts, and music.
Proposals should be sent with release forms
to Factual and Drama Submissions at
Questions about past, current & upcoming shows
Q: How can I get information about a program I saw on History if I don't know the title?
A: History broadcasts many programs. In order for us to help you, please be specific in your request by providing us with the title and/or exact date and time of the broadcast. We cannot identify programs by description of footage, narrator, host, or interviewee.
Q: How do I acquire more information on a particular program?
A: History can provide viewers with repeat dates and times of a specific show when possible. We cannot provide more information on the subject than is included in the program's content, nor can we provide contact information for interviewees or hosts of our documentaries.
Q: How can I find out if certain programs will be repeated?
A: Traditionally most of our programs are re-aired at some point. To determine if the program you are interested in is currently scheduled to be rebroadcast, please check our daily listings at http://www.history.ca/schedule.
Q: How can I find out about the music heard in your programs?
A: Most of our on-air promotional and original series music is written specifically for our programs. While musical pieces may be available commercially, they are not available for sale through History.
Can History provide me with answers to general history questions?
A: Our viewer relations department is happy to assist viewers in answering questions about our programming, but we do not have the archive or research facilities to answer your general history questions. We suggest that you explore topics of interest at your local library, Library and Archives Canada or search the Internet for more resources.
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