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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…

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…

Sacred Sites
Sacred Sites

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

Great Blue Wild
Great Blue Wild

Great Blue Wild joins the world's leading marine ecologists on a voyage of discovery as they venture…

Secrets
Secrets

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

Seriously Amazing Objects
Seriously Amazing Objects

The millions of tourists who visit the Smithsonian Museum each year see a number of exhibits that ar…

Epic Warrior Women
Epic Warrior Women

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

Undiscovered Vistas
Undiscovered Vistas

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

Disasters at Sea
Disasters at Sea

Disasters at Sea is a documentary series about the most mysterious and unexpected marine disasters i…

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…

Monkey Island
Monkey Island

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

Inside Mighty Machines
Inside Mighty Machines

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

Aerial Britain
Aerial Britain

When you take flight over Britain, you encounter more than picturesque landscapes, historical monume…

Britain in Color
Britain in Color

The early half of the 20th century was an era of great power, leadership, and transformation for Bri…

Secrets Unlocked
Secrets Unlocked

Our world holds remarkable relics that are full of secrets, written in stone, gold, and blood. Disco…

Stories from the Vaults
Stories from the Vaults

Ever wonder what's hiding behind the scenes of America's most renowned museum complex? Find out as h…

Tomb Hunters
Tomb Hunters

Archeologists are astonished about a breaking discovery in Egypt generating unprecedented headlines…

Space Disasters
Space Disasters

The tragic launch rehearsal that nearly ended the Apollo Moon Program. The Mir Space Station collisi…

How Did They Build That?
How Did They Build That?

Across the globe, radical architects, ingenious engineers, and skilled builders are creating structu…

Malawi Wildlife Rescue
Malawi Wildlife Rescue

Malawi is a small African country that has made a big push to protect its wildlife. Leading the effo…

Searching for Secrets
Searching for Secrets

Every great metropolis has its secrets: some tucked away in the annals of history and others hidden…

Ten Steps to Disaster
Ten Steps to Disaster

When a catastrophe occurs, the questions immediately arise. How did it happen? Who was responsible?…

Age of Humans
Age of Humans

The elements of fire, water, and air formed the Earth over billions of years, but in a short period…

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