There was a post on Askreddit, asking what company had lost it's way, and one of the commenters said "History Channel, Discovery, TLC, MTV, etc.". Since suggestions aren't allowed there, I thought I would come here.

(In no particular order)

  • Timeline – World History Documentaries – has a ton of exceptionally made documentaries, all around 40 minutes or more, ranging from every period of history you can think of. They are like TV quality (maybe they actually aired on tv, Idk). Not only one of my favorite history channels, but one of my favorite youtube channels period. I highly recommend it.

  • LEMMiNO – If you like history, drop everything and check this channel out right now. This channel is ABSOLUTELY amazing. The videos are so well made and narrarated that it's crazy. He covers mostly more recent events, mainly focused on strange events, but does so with a professional and non-tinfoil-hatty perspective. Check out his videos: The Vanishing of Flight 370, The Battle of Los Angeles, The Unknowns Mystifying UFO Cases, or any others.

  • The Armchair Historian – This is a history channel specializing in animated military history. The videos are very professionally done, and the host is pretty good. The videos are mostly animated, and around 10 minutes long, give or take.

  • Epic History TV – Another great history channel, with videos focusing on giant conflicts like World War One, history of nations such as Russia, to the true story behind legends like Blackbeard the pirate. He uses really nice looking animated maps, images, and carefully researches his scripts. Definitely one of my favorite history channels, I highly recommend it. If you're looking for a video rec, try his Napoleonic Wars 6 part series.

  • Kings and Generals – They have videos covering the Mongol invasions, Hundred Years' War, Napoleonic Wars, Ottoman Conquests and the Restoration of Justinian, and many more. Another exceptional history channel that I highly recommend.

  • Potential History – From channel's description: "Did you ever hear the tragedy of King Tiger the heavy? I thought not. It's not a story the Panzerwaffe would tell you. It's a Wehraboo legend. King Tiger was a Heavy Tank of the Wehrmacht, so Armored and so deadly he could use his cannon to influence the 88mm shells to Burn Shermans… He had such an unnecessary amount of armor that he could even keep the ones who crewed him, from dying. The German tank design theory is a pathway to many monstrosities some consider to be under powered. What happened to him? He became so up-armored and heavy… the only thing he was afraid of was destroying his transmission, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his adversaries everything he knew, then his adversaries copied the good parts of his design after the war. It's ironic he could save others from damage, but not himself."

  • Historia Civilis – A great history channel focused on ancient Rome & Greece.

  • History Time – A fantastic history channel that mostly covers Europe. Two thumbs up.

  • HistoryMarche – A newish channel, but boy is it going places. The videos are very well made, and very interesting. I recommend the two videos, Battle of Poitiers parts 1 and 2.

  • BazBattles – The last, but not least channel on my list. Covers historical battles, tactics, politics, conflicts throughout history from Ancient Rome to XX century, served with smooth animated narration. I recommend his 1066 trilogy: The Battle of Fulford, The Battle of Stamford Bridge, and the Battle of Hastings.

  • Invicta – Definitely one of the best history channels. Very well made videos, that cover a wide range of civilizations and time periods from human history.

  • Weird History – Exactly what it sounds like. Videos about really weird moments in human history. Go watch his videos "Ten Cent Beer Night Was A Total Disaster", or "1908 Auto Race From New York to Paris Is An Unbelievable Story". I promise you'll be hooked.

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