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…

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…

Baby Planet
Baby Planet

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

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…

Polar Bear Town
Polar Bear Town

Set in a unique Arctic town with true northern exposure, Polar Bear Town is a half-hour documentary…

Wonders of Burma
Wonders of Burma

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

Sacred Sites
Sacred Sites

Sacred Sites spans the globe to visit some of the world's most remarkable ancient religious structur…

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…

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…

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…

First Ladies Revealed
First Ladies Revealed

First Ladies Revealed examines some of the most prominent and remarkable women - trailblazers, style…

America in Color
America in Color

America in Color, a five-part series from Smithsonian Channel, presents many iconic moments in U.S.…

America's Badlands
America's Badlands

America's Badlands is set in the heart of the American Midwest where lush grasslands seem torn open…

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Panama's Animal Highway

The Isthmus of Panama is the only place like it on Earth – a bridge between two worlds. It's a criti…

Epic Warrior Women
Epic Warrior Women

Epic Warrior Women highlights the women who fought just as courageously, skillfully and fiercely as…

Arabian Seas
Arabian Seas

The waters bordering the Arabian Peninsula are home to a host of unique marine animals: from predat…

Fishing for Giants
Fishing for Giants

South African extreme angler Andy Coetzee has traveled the oceans to reel in the world's largest, mo…

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Carriers at War

They're massive metal beasts, transporting over one billion dollars' worth of U.S. Navy aircraft acr…

The Pacific War in Color
The Pacific War in Color

The Pacific War in Color immerses viewers in a graphic and dramatic look through an unfiltered lens.…

Undiscovered Vistas
Undiscovered Vistas

Undiscovered Vistas is an awe-inspiring journey that reveals some of the most beautiful places in th…

The Wild Andes
The Wild Andes

For more than three years, filmmaker Christian Baumeister and his intrepid team braved volcanic peak…

America's Mississippi
America's Mississippi

It begins at Minnesota's Lake Itasca and ends in the Gulf of Mexico. From top to bottom, the mighty…

America's Hidden Stories
America's Hidden Stories

Was Revolutionary War hero General Pulaski actually a woman? Did Ronald Reagan secretly order a cybe…

Europe in Chaos
Europe in Chaos

Europe in Chaos reveals the fierce arguments and personality clashes among Europe's leaders as they…

Epic Yellowstone
Epic Yellowstone

It's a place where snow meets fiery underground forces, where waters travel from Rocky Mountain peak…

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Monkey Island

Escape to Monkey Island, deep in the tropical forests of Sri Lanka, where troops of toque macaques,…

Rome's Chariot Superstar
Rome's Chariot Superstar

In 90 A.D., ancient Rome played host to a sporting spectacle that attracted crowds three times the s…

Inside Mighty Machines
Inside Mighty Machines

What are the five engineering innovations that made the 747 the game-changer of aviation? What makes…

Atomic Age Declassified
Atomic Age Declassified

There's a reason they called it theoretical physics. No one really knew for sure what would happen w…

Apollo's Moon Shot
Apollo's Moon Shot

In 1961, President Kennedy issued a grand challenge: to land a man on the moon and return him safely…

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