The Horror Channel was created by Tony Hazell, who had previously worked for The God Channel. The Horror Channel was acquired by Zonemedia (formerly Zone Vision Networks Ltd.) for an undisclosed sum in June 2005; soon becoming Zone Horror in the process.
Specialised programming includes cult, Hollywood, comedy, Hammer House of Horror, B-Movie classics, modern thrillers, series, home-produced specials, biographies and documentaries. Since takeover they’ve revamped the daytime schedule to include more series and introduced some slightly better known films and directors to prime whilst retaining the cult look and feel of the channel. Zone Horror is currently available as a free-to-air service on Eurobird 1 and is part of Virgin Media's XL package.
Zone Horror +1 launched on Sky on 1st July 2008 replaced Zone Reality Extra.
Channel will be launched soon in Poland.