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Smithsonian Channel HD

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 HD

Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: analogue, 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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High definition channels
Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
Smithsonian Channel HD   99 (76%) 195 175

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

Official site: See the link icon Smithsonian Channel HD website.

Freeview multiplex: Smithsonian Channel HD is on multiplex com7 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Nigel Archer
8:41 PM

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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Nigel Archer's 1 post GB

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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MikeP's 3,013 posts GB

11:42 PM

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

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StevensOnln1's 2,683 posts GB
Thursday, 25 April 2019
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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iain stevenson's 1 post GB

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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StevensOnln1's 2,683 posts GB
Thursday, 6 June 2019
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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S. Lafferty's 1 post GB

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