Following previous launches into Canada and Singapore, the new LatAm feed will be available on DIRECTV’s Oro HD package in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and the non-US Caribbean.
According to the channel, the LatAm will feature a wide range of historical, scientific and cultural topics, all in high definition – with some content in 4K.
Upcoming programming includes The Accordion Kings, Aerial Africa, Million Dollar American Princesses, Panama’s Animal Highway and Air Warriors.
Commenting, Tom Hayden, president of Smithsonian Networks, said: “As we continue to grow our business internationally, we’re thrilled to launch on DIRECTV Latin America. We love seeing our brand resonate all over the world, and are pleased Latin American viewers will have access to our channel.”
Rick Nerod, SVP content of DIRECTV Latin America, added. “As a leading provider of digital entertainment services in Latin America, we are thrilled to be the first to bring the quality and breadth of Smithsonian Channel’s content to our audiences. And by making 4K UHD technology available to the region, we reaffirm our commitment to be at the forefront of technology and to deliver the best experience to our customers.”
Smithsonian Channel, owned by Smithsonian Networks, is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution The agreement to launch the LatAm channel was brokered by Castalia Communications.