Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between CBS Corporation's Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. The service consists of Smithsonian Channel, Smithsonian On Demand, and smithsonianchannel.com.

The network's content is inspired by the Smithsonian Institution's museums, research facilities and magazines It features original non-fiction programming that covers a wide range of historical, scientific and cultural subjects. It is also available from On Demand in both high definition and standard definition.

As of February 2015, approximately 33.6 million households (28.9% of those with television) receive Smithsonian Channel.

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  • Air Warriors

    Air Warriors

    A winged fighter that hasn't lost a fight in 26 years, a lifesaver that's part plane and part choppe…

  • My Million Dollar Invention

    My Million Dollar Invention

    My Million Dollar Invention uses a compelling drama documentary format to showcase ideas with impact…

  • Mummies Alive

    Mummies Alive

    A Roman soldier buried under Mount Vesuvius ash. An Irish king preserved in a bog. A teenage Inca gi…

  • The Weapon Hunter

    The Weapon Hunter

    A shootout between five WWII sniper rifles and two Civil War cannons. A massive rebuild of a tank de…

  • Aerial America

    Aerial America

    Take off on a thrilling flight across America. This epic series offers rare glimpses of our nation's…

  • Secrets of the Third Reich

    Secrets of the Third Reich

    In "Secrets of the Third Reich" a celebrated Nazi general plots Hitler's assassination. A sunken U-b…

  • Baby Planet

    Baby Planet

    From the cute to the curious, we capture the vital first days of baby animals all over the globe. Tr…

  • Million Dollar American Princesses

    Million Dollar American Princesses

    Join Elizabeth McGovern as she takes an in-depth look at the young American heiresses whose real lif…

  • Major League Legends

    Major League Legends

    They were mythical gods of the stadium who symbolized the American Dream. No one in baseball could m…

  • Predator Road Trip

    Predator Road Trip

    Since 2003, "Lion Whisperer" Kevin Richardson has developed a remarkable bond with the predators of…

  • Sports Detectives

    Sports Detectives

    Some of the most coveted and valuable treasures from history's greatest games and players are missin…

  • Hell Below

    Hell Below

    A new Smithsonian Channel series will chart the stealthy game of undersea warfare from the greatest…

  • Africa's Wild Havens

    Africa's Wild Havens

    They provide shade in blistering heat, shelter to animals in desperate need, and feasts when the res…

  • Wonders of Burma

    Wonders of Burma

    Before Burma was a country, it was a patchwork of kingdoms and dynasties, until one of the greatest…

  • WWII's Most Daring Raids

    WWII's Most Daring Raids

    They were U.S. paratroopers, Norwegian operatives, and British Commandos, Allied teams leading high-…

  • Sacred Sites

    Sacred Sites

    Smithsonian Channel will offer fascinating new perspectives on some of the world's most remarkable a…

  • Secrets

    Secrets

    The Sphinx. El Dorado. The Shroud of Turin. Our world holds remarkable relics that are full of secre…

  • The Lost Tapes

    The Lost Tapes

    On The Lost Tapes encounter the Pearl Harbor attacks, the L.A. riots, the Son of Sam murders and Pat…

  • The Real Mad Men of Advertising

    The Real Mad Men of Advertising

    The Real Mad Men of Advertising gave audiences an all-access glimpse into the world of advertising i…

  • Rock'N'Roll Inventions

    Rock'N'Roll Inventions

    Crank up the volume as we go behind the power chords and pounding rhythms to celebrate the innovatio…

  • Humongous Moves

    Humongous Moves

    They must lift a 1,400-ton submarine over dry land, tow seven floating mansions across the Netherlan…

  • The Real Jesus of Nazareth

    The Real Jesus of Nazareth

    Actor Robert Powell, star of the TV miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," is on a journey across the Holy…

  • America's Secret Space Heroes

    America's Secret Space Heroes

    America's Secret Space Heroes is about the stories of the engineers and scientists responsible for t…

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