Smithsonian Channel


CBS, Time Warner end bitter carriage row

The month-long blackout of US broadcast network CBS on Time Warner Cable is over, after the pair agreed a new carriage agreement. The deal was struck just in time for the new NFL season to begin, as many had expected. As a result, CBS, plus other CBS Corp. channels such as Showtime, Smithsonian Channel and […]

Smithsonian Channel gets first int’l launch

The Smithsonian Channel will launch in Canada this autumn, marking the first time the factual net has launch outside the US. Smithsonian Networks and Blue Ant Media have partnered to launch the new Canadian HD channel, which will replace specialty network eqhd and be available through “all major distribution partners”. Smithsonian, a joint venture between […]

Haslingden tunes up a new super indie

Until September last year, David Haslingden was Fox’s top channels executive, running its US and international networks. But after two decades at the News Corp unit he left, only to emerge back into the spotlight in February when he acquired Natural History New Zealand. Australia’s Northern Pictures was then added and a joint venture formed […]

Channel 4, Smithsonian prepare for Terror in the Skies

UK terrestrial Channel 4 and US net Smithsonian Channel have ordered local indie Arrow Media to produce a 4x60mins series about near-collisions in air travel. Terror in the Skies will launch on Channel 4 in June and Smithsonian later this year. It will use video and audio captured on passengers’ phones and camcorders to illustrate […]

PBS America makes first third-party programme acquisitions

The international PBS channel has acquired a raft of documentaries from distributor Off the Fence, marking its first major deal for programming from outside the core PBS catalogue. The shows will go out on PBS America, the UK version of the US not-for-profit channel, which is run as a joint venture between David Lyons and […]