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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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Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
Smithsonian Channel   57 (90%) 171 175

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

Official site: See the link icon Smithsonian Channel website.

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

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

2:11 PM

Janet Harrison : Smithsonian are a commercial broadcaster who don't receive anything from the TV Licence and are only required to comply with a minimum set of requirements. Try contacting them to ask why they don't provide subtitles and if/when they plan to introduce them. If you get a reply please post it here for others to see.

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StevensOnln1's 3,397 posts GB

2:17 PM

Janet Harrison :

The licence fee is not a subscription to any TV service. What independent broadcasters do is down to their own policies and finance. You would need to contact the Smithsonian channel to ask if they can provide sub-titles. This isn't their website and they are highly unlikely to see your comment here.

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Chris.SE's 3,170 posts GB
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