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Smithsonian Networks launches standalone SVOD service

Smithsonian Networks has launched an ad-free, standalone subscription video service aimed at delivering original nature and wildlife content.
November 17, 2015

Smithsonian Networks has launched an ad-free, standalone subscription video streaming service aimed at delivering original nature and wildlife content.

Smithsonian Earth subscribers will be able to access original content in both high definition and Ultra HD (4K) resolution across compatible devices and televisions. Programs, which will be refreshed on a weekly basis, will include short series and documentaries of educational content set to explore “everything from the sea life of Socorro Island to the creatures of Madagascar and active volcanoes in Ethiopia.”

Subscribers will also be privy to the SVOD platform’s Nature Scenes channel, featuring immersive videos of the world’s natural wonders.

The service can currently be accessed via Apple TV, Roku TV and Roku 4, which is the first device to support 4K streaming content. Additional compatible platforms will be announced soon.

Smithsonian Earth will be made available for US$3.99 per month. Viewers in the U.S. can try the service for free with a seven-day trial subscription.

“With Smithsonian Earth we are looking to satisfy the strong consumer demand for visually stunning, unique nature and wildlife programming,” said Smithsonian Networks president Tom Hayden in a statement. “Subscribers to this service can view the beauty and diversity of the natural world across multiple platforms and in spectacular 4K.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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