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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

First Ladies Revealed
First Ladies Revealed

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

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…

Carriers at War
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…

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,…

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…

The Hunt for Eagle 56
The Hunt for Eagle 56

On April 23, 1945, the U.S. Navy warship USS Eagle 56 exploded off the coast of Portland, Maine due…

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…

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Stories from the Vaults

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

High Maintenance
High Maintenance

Each episode will feature amazing engineering facts about unique structures and systems including th…

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