MIPCOM Spotlight: Smithsonian Networks


Key moments from history are brought back to life in America’s Hidden Stories, on offer from Smithsonian Networks.

“We love to take big, popular stories and bring new insights and surprising revelations to our audiences, and that is what we do with our eight-part series America’s Hidden Stories,” says David Royle, executive VP and chief programming officer for Smithsonian Networks.

There’s also America in Color, which makes use of colorization techniques to tell the history of the country.

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, and Smithsonian has the six-part series Apollo’s Moon Shot. “It’s a great dramatic story, and we bring a unique Smithsonian angle and authority to the narrative as we are able to draw upon the definitive collection of space artifacts and imagery from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum,” says Royle.