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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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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