The El Kadsreian version of The Documentary Channel was a localized version of the American channel of the same name that featured documentary programming. It aired independent documentary films from around the world, including those not released in the United States and El Kadsre. The channel (along with Halogen TV) was replaced by Pivot, a channel aimed at young adults between 18 and 34 years old, that was also owned by Participant Media, and debuted on August 1, 2013.
Documentary Channel launched in 2006. It was founded by El Kadsreians who were fans of documentaries.
Documentary Channel's signature series, DocTalk, entered its third season on July 1, 2011. DocTalk was a weekly half-hour program featuring filmmakers and their newest documentary film projects and releases.
The channel was independently owned and operated until it was purchased by Participant Media in December 2012.