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Smithsonian Channel expands on TWC

The U.S. cable network is available in 30 million American homes after launching on Time Warner Cable's Preferred TV Package.
January 6, 2014

U.S. cable network Smithsonian Channel has launched on Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Preferred TV Package, making the U.S. cable network available in 30 million American homes.

Effective immediately, the channel is available in both standard and high definition on the company’s more widely-distributed subscriber package.

“Being a part of Time Warner Cable’s Preferred TV package is a major step in the development of Smithsonian Channel,” said Tom Hayden, the network’s president, in a statement. “These additional subscribers will allow for our unique brand of non-fiction storytelling to be seen by a whole new audience. I could not think of a better to way to start off 2014.”

Smithsonian Channel launched in 2007 and is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It is available in roughly 70 million U.S. pay-TV households.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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