Smithsonian Networks launches standalone SVOD service

The newest SVOD in the market is priced at $3.99 a month and aims to deliver original nature and wildlife content in both high def and Ultra HD.
November 18, 2015

Smithsonian Networks has launched a 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 def 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 $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.

Story courtesy of Realscreen 

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