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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

First Ladies Revealed
First Ladies Revealed

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

Make It Out Alive
Make It Out Alive

Experience the pulse-pounding moments behind some of the world's greatest disasters, reliving the in…

America's Badlands
America's Badlands

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

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…

Aerial Cities
Aerial Cities

They tower over hills and lakes, turn the night into a feast of lights, and lure people in by the mi…

Aerial Africa
Aerial Africa

Aerial Africa explores stunning vistas and extraordinary stories from the tip of the continent in Ca…

Fishing for Giants
Fishing for Giants

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

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 immerses viewers in a graphic and dramatic look through an unfiltered lens.…

China's Dragon Emperor

The story of Qin Shi Huang is as epic in life as it is in death. Crowned as a boy king over 2,000 ye…

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