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History is launching a late-night comedy block with three History-themed shows, the company announced Thursday. And one of them, dubbed “Crossroads of History,” comes from MCN Maker Studios. Interestingly, Maker and its production partner Trium Entertainment are attempting a new distribution model with the series, according to this article from Video Ink. The plan is to release its eight, short-form episodes exclusively on History within 48 hours–and then syndicate them on Maker-branded channels and History’s digital platforms. The model is fluid, in that the teams intend to use learning from digital audiences to experiment with format and platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It will be interesting to see how this new way to distribute content will play out–and if it will be duplicated with other series.

Today, A+E-owned History Channel, announced that it is launching a new late-night comedy block stacked with three shows oriented around various history-related themes. And one of those shows, “Crossroads of History” – a comedic twist on largely unknown but historically accurate events or moments in a historical figure’s life – includes a history-in-the-making television deal for Maker …

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