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HISTORY Here(TM) Location-Based App Now Available for iPhone

July 23, 2012

NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HISTORY(®) today announced the availability of HISTORY Here(TM), a location-based application for iPhone users. HISTORY Here is a mobile guide that lets users experience the historical context of their surroundings no matter where they are, bringing history to life in thousands of locations throughout the United States. It is available for free beginning today on the App Store.

HISTORY Here currently has information on more than 3,500 historical locations, many of which are supplemented with exclusive video, written content and pictures to create a dynamic visitor’s guide. For example, visitors to New York’s Brooklyn Bridge will learn that 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians cross the bridge each day and will have access to exclusive HISTORY video that tells the dramatic story of the Roebling family, the designers and architects who saw the project to its completion. San Francisco visitors to Alcatraz will feel history come alive listening to audio interviews with former prisoners. And those who visit the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) will view exciting behind-the-scenes footage that shows what it takes to maintain and operate the world’s eighth tallest skyscraper. Re-imagined and optimized for iPhone, HISTORY Here now also allows users to share their location on Facebook, Twitter and via email.

“With the launch of HISTORY Here on the App Store, we are bringing this entertaining and informative app to Apple’s audience who can now discover the history all around them,” said Dan Suratt, Executive Vice President, Digital Media and Business Development, A+E Networks. “HISTORY Here provides historical context to thousands of locations across the United States and is a natural yet powerful example of how HISTORY is an ideal provider of location-based content.”

HISTORY Here acts like an interactive travel guide for all things history-related. Upon launching the application, users can either select their current location using the phone’s GPS capabilities or type in a specific location of their choosing. Users will be able to filter and display their results based on a variety of preferences including distance, points of interest and map view vs. list view.

Regardless of how results are displayed, users only need to tap the image for the point of interest and they will experience the full depth of content from HISTORY on their chosen topic, including videos, images and articles that will allow them to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.

About A+E Networks Digital Media
A+E Networks Digital Media, a division of A+E Networks, is a leading provider of digital content for properties including HISTORY®, Lifetime®, A&E Network®, BIO(TM), Lifetime Moms and Roiworld. More than 22 million unique visitors per month engage with the company’s digital brands across six properties and millions more consume the content via syndication, social media and mobile.

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