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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 […]

Smithsonian fires up volcano documentary duo

Smithsonian Channel in the US has lined up two hour-long documentaries that explore volcano eruptions in Guatamela and along the mid-Atlantic ridge. Volcanoes: Dual Destruction features home footage and eyewitness accounts that emerged following the eruptions of Kilauea and Fuego in Guatamela, which killed hundreds of people after boiling gas, ash and rocks hit local […]

Love Nature, Smithsonian, Arte team on ‘Stormborn’ series

Love Nature has partnered with Smithsonian Channel, France’s Arte and BBC Scotland on a blue-chip natural history series that follows a dramatic breeding year in the North Atlantic. Produced by Scotland’s Maramedia, Stormborn (w/t; 3 x 50 minutes) follows animals that survive on the northern edges of the Atlantic Ocean, and will have its broadcast […]

Apple TV app launches in more than 100 countries

Apple has launched its redesigned TV app, making it possible for consumers to subscribe in one place to channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian Channel and EPIX. The update, which was first announced at an Apple event in March, is now available in over 100 countries. Apple said more channels would be added over […]

Smithsonian commissions Plimsoll for doc duo on heels of Brazil launch

Smithsonian Channel has commissioned a pair of programmes from Plimsoll Productions focused on South American flora and fauna. The US cable channel has ordered Jaguarland (1 x 60 minutes) and Brazil’s Emerald Oasis (1 x 60 minutes) – both of which document the animals and landscape of the Pantanal, a natural region encompassing the world’s […]

Rare TV scores engineering six-parter for Smithsonian

Smithsonian Channel has commissioned UK producer Rare TV for a six-part series exploring the innovations that changed the world. Inside Mighty Machines is hosted by ex-NASA jet engineer Chad Zdenek and examines the engineering principles that make machines such as a 747 jumbo jet or a North Sea oil rig run. Along the way, Zdenek […]

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