Smithsonian Channel


Smithsonian delves into engineering secrets in new factual original

ViacomCBS’ Smithsonian Channel has ordered a new original factual series, Impossible Repairs, which explores the engineering secrets of innovative machines. The 6 x 60-minute series is being produced by Canada’s Attraction Images, in association with Smithsonian Channel, Blue Ant Media and Beyond Rights. It makes its global debut on the Smithsonian Channel in the UK […]

Smithsonian Channel & Bassett Vance prep slave trade docuseries

ViacomCBS-owned MTV Entertainment’s Smithsonian Channel is collaborating with Angela Bassett and Courtney B Vance’s Bassett Vance Productions on One Thousand Years of Slavery, a new docuseries exploring the legacy of the slave trade. Produced by Uplands Television for Smithsonian Channel in the US and Channel 5 in the UK, Bassett Vance Productions will executive produce […]

Round up: Hollywood welcomes ‘Line Of Duty’; Silverlining unveils ‘World’s Most Beautiful Landscapes’; Smithsonian goes ‘Searching For Secrets’

Hollywood welcomes Line Of Duty Canadian broadcaster Hollywood Suite has picked up exclusive broadcast rights to the sixth season of UK crime drama Line Of Duty. The show, which recently completed its run on commissioning broadcaster BBC One in the UK, will premiere this October and has been acquired along with the first five season, […]

Factual round-up: Smithsonian unveils Egyptian tomb find; C4 orders ultra-rich property special; ITV orders Covid-19 doc

Smithsonian doc investigates Egpytology find Smithsonian Channel has ordered a new documentary series exploring recent archaeological findings at an excavation site at Saqqara in Egypt. Produced by Lion Television in conjunction with Caterina Turroni of At Land Productions, the four-part Tomb Hunters will premiere next year. Cameras will follow an international team of archaeologists and […]

News round-up: Germany’s Redseven returns to production; BBC Two, Arte explore US foreign policy; Silverlining’s ‘Farm’ to open in July

Redseven returns for Sat.1’s The Taste Red Arrow Studios-owned German producer Redseven Entertainment has returned to studio production for the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus to work on an eighth season of culinary format The Taste. The show, which has been extended by broadcaster parent ProSiebenSat.1, started production on its eighth run in […]

News round-up: SPT’s LA Screenings alternative goes live; Smithsonian orders Dambusters doc; Keshet 12 reboots ‘Deal With It!’

SPT’s LA Screenings alternative goes live The Sony Pictures Television (SPT) 2020 Screenings website has gone live, allowing clients to view the latest TV and film offerings from the media house online. The on-demand screening service was created as an alternative to the studio’s traditional LA Screenings event in Los Angeles, which was cancelled due […]

Smithsonian Channel preps Bayou short-form series

ViacomCBS-owned Smithsonian Channel is marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a new digital short-form series about the disappearing wetlands of Louisiana in the US. Last Call For The Bayou, from Encompass Films, will be available on Smithsonian Channel’s digital platforms and its website from 10 April. The show follows filmmakers Dominic and Nadia […]

Blue Ant strikes StarTimes deal to expand channels business in Africa

Blue Ant Media is launching network duo Love Nature and Smithsonian Channel on StarTimes’ broadcast platforms across Africa. The channels will launch across sub-Saharan Africa, providing viewers with access to Smithsonian in English and Love Nature in English and Portuguese. Love Nature’s programming includes Big Cat Country, Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs and Monkey Island, while […]

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