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The esteemed Smithsonian Channel has expanded its digital distribution with launches on both Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

smithsonian 12 jan 2018Live/linear and on-demand content from the US cable channel, as well as TV everywhere authentication, is included with both plans.

Smithsonian Channel is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, focused on the same genres as the American national museum group itself: air and space, history, science, nature and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan.

Hulu with Live TV subscribers can now watch the channel’s programming on Apple TV (4th gen), Amazon Fire TV, 2017 Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, iOS devices, Android phones and tablets, Chromecast, Nintendo Switch and Xbox—along with 50 hours of cloud DVR recording storage, up to six individual profiles and two simultaneous streams per account.

YouTube TV meanwhile is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast and Xbox, and offers cloud DVR with no storage space limits.

“In this ever-changing landscape, we’re always looking for ways to expand our existing audience,” said Tom Hayden, president at the Smithsonian Channel. “We are thrilled that Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV subscribers now have access to our award-winning programming, and look forward to strong partnerships with two of the biggest leaders in digital streaming.”