For years, the History Channel has broadcast a variety of documentaries on different eras in human history, from the Stone Age right up to the modern age. In recent years, however, a particular period in history has come to dominate the channel's schedules, much in the way the Nazis dominated Europe in the early 1940s.
Channel programmer, Geoff Thirty, explained the phenomenon. "We have always shown documentaries about the Nazis, but they are now just vastly more popular among our viewers. It's all they ever want to see. They don't care about the Romans, the Vikings or the Mongols any more, they just want to watch endless shows about the Third Reich."
Recent series aired by the channel include "The Wallpapers of Hitler", "Death Camps of Death", "Hitler's Moustache", "Did Hitler Survive?", and "Nazi Party Conference 1938". There was also a one-off documentary about what Hitler would think if he could watch the Hitler channel today. On it, various celebrity pundits gave their impression of what Hitler might say in that situation.
The rebranding of the channel will be completed on Monday. A soft female German-accented voice will announce "You're vatching ze Hitler channel" in between adverts, and the channel's insignia will be replaced by a swastika.