We’re Ramping Up Our Original Series Investment – and Looking for a Head of Programming | History Hit

We’re Ramping Up Our Original Series Investment – and Looking for a Head of Programming

James Carson

21 Jul 2021

History Hit has come a long way from our November 2017 launch. We’re so grateful to our founder members who backed us and have stayed with us from our very first crowd funder, and we’ve been growing ever since.

The world of TV is changing. Subscription video on demand has an exciting future in a world of smart TVs, and it’s fantastic to be part of a history channel that creates programmes for loyal subscribers with a deep interest in the subject. So far, we have created over 400 Originals programmes, alongside over 1,000 podcasts that subscribers can access ad-free.

Today we’ve announced that we’re committing to at least six original series helmed by established talent, with the first announced as Suzannah Lipscomb’s Six Wives of Henry VIII and Ancient Britain with Ray Mears. In addition, History Hit will continue to offer opportunities to diverse new history talent via single documentaries and series, building on the success of Luke Pepera’s Africa: Written out of History, Alice Loxton’s Women of the Second World War, and Tristan Hughes’ Boudica: Death to Rome.

Alice Loxton’s Women of the Second World War is one of this year’s releases featuring new presenting talent.

History Hit TV sits alongside our output across podcasts, online editorial, social media, live events, publishing and branded content, reaching an audience of millions of history fans each month. Our dynamic production setup allows it to react quickly to newsworthy digs, discoveries, events and opportunities, such as D-Day: Secrets of the Solent with Dan Snow.

Following our commitment to new programming, we’re also about to beginning search for a Head of Original Programming to take charge of the increased investment, overseeing development and executive producing the delivery of series and singles. Details of how to apply can be found on the Little Dot Studios LinkedIn page.

When I started History Hit, it was an epic undertaking. Back then, the idea we would commission this scale of quality original content was just a wild dream. Our basic premise that the world was ready for a subscription-supported TV channel for real history fans has proved correct.

Tens of thousands of people from an array of countries are subscribing to, renewing and watching History Hit. We choose unfashionable subjects as well as the big popular crowd-pleasers. We have a culture of trust in our on- and off-screen talent. We commission months ahead or hours ahead.

That freedom, the ability to develop ideas and get them into production the same day, makes the Head of Original Programming the most exciting role in TV. A dream job for someone passionate about history. It will take our output to another level and push our quality up to the gold standard of history broadcasting. We’re looking for someone who wants to join the adventure and make some history.

Dan Snow

James Carson