Upfronts 2016: AHC Sets Hitler Series for 2016-17

Discovery Communications' American Heroes Channel is preparing a series on Adolf Hitler for next season.

Hitler is among the programs that are part of AHC's upfront pitch. Discovery on Wednesday (March 30) is holding a press briefing on its upfront plans.

With A+E Networks' H2 channel becoming Viceland, Discovery is pushing the idea that AHC is the only network still carrying programming about history. (Before it started doing more reality-style programming, History was sometimes described as "the Hitler network" for its focus on World War II.).

AHC is in negotiations to acquire some programming that had been running on H2.

Hitler, produced by KM Plus Media and Wildbear Entertainment, will draw on the latest research to tell the story of the dictator's life with new, surprising details, AHC said.

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