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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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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…

Secrets
Secrets

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

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…

Inside Mighty Machines
Inside Mighty Machines

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

Britain in Color
Britain in Color

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

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…

Ice Airport Alaska
Ice Airport Alaska

Ice Airport Alaska will chronicle the daily challenges of the airport staff who manage to keep the f…

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

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

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?…

Into the Wild New Zealand
Into the Wild New Zealand

This five-part series explores the unique wildlife of New Zealand, from loyal little penguins and pl…

Picturing the Obamas
Picturing the Obamas

Follow the National Portrait Gallery's Obama portraits as they travel to prominent art museums in fi…

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