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Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Channel's award-winning factual programmes shine new light on popular genres including science, history, nature and pop culture.

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How to Watch: Smithsonian Channel


Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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Main TV standard-definiton channels
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Smithsonian Channel   57 (90%) 171 175

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Official site: See the www.smithsonianchannel.com link icon Smithsonian Channel website.

Freeview multiplex: Smithsonian Channel is on multiplex COM5 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019
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Nigel Archer
8:41 PM
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Is the Smithsonian channel broadcast in HD all over the UK or not? Because I can't get the channel in HD but only in 576 std.

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MikeP
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11:07 PM

Nigel Archer:

It is only available from the few main transmitters providing COM7. There are 35 of those. None of the other transmitters is able to provide the broadcasts.



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StevensOnln1
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11:42 PM

Nigel Archer: Smithsonian HD is available FTA on satellite. It is only broadcast in SD on Freeview.

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Thursday, 25 April 2019
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iain stevenson
10:06 PM

Hi. I'm having reception problems for the last two evenings with either digital blocking or no signal only on channels on multiplex com7, channels 57 thro to 113 all other channels work fine and the problem seemed to be clear early today but is back tonight. problem is on all tv's/videos.

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StevensOnln1
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10:13 PM

iain stevenson: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see which transmitter you're using, where you are in relation to it and your predicted coverage etc.

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Thursday, 6 June 2019
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S. Lafferty
5:53 PM

Hopefully an easy question I've got one aerial coming into my property I've got 2 Freeview boxes one in the lounge nearest the aerial coming in and one in the bedroom, the Freeview box in the bedroom receives Smithsonian channel the one in the lounge does not although the Freeview box in the lounge is newer I wonder if you can give me any clues I've tried retuning that didn't work.

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Monday, 23 December 2019
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Mike
8:43 AM

I receive free view from a the Mendip transmitter. It says in the radio times Smithsonian channel is only available in HD on freeview but I am only getting SD. Is available in HD or not.

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StevensOnln1
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10:20 AM

Mike: Smithsonian Channel is broadcast in SD but is only available with a HD receiver, as it is carried on a HD multiplex (i.e. broadcast using DVB-T2 which can only be viewed by HD receivers).

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val
12:11 PM

I can get channel 99 on tv in one room but not on one in other room have done a channel search but still only receiving on one tv any ideas

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StevensOnln1
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2:52 PM

val: Do both TVs have the HD channels on 101-115?

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