smithsonian-channel-launches-washington-dcAs hard as it is to be a prophet in the own land, Smithsonian Channel may get a chance.

Comcast and Smithsonian Networks today announced the launch of the Smithsonian Channel for Comcast Digital TV customers in Washington, D.C. Customers now have access to the award-winning, family friendly original programs on the Smithsonian Channel located on Channel 194.  Smithsonian Channel plans to continue its roll out to customers in the Washington, D.C. market through 2011.

“An important part of our venture is to further the Smithsonian Institution’s mission, which includes the increase and diffusion of knowledge,” said Tom Hayden, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Smithsonian Networks. “Being launched by Comcast is a big step in our plan towards furthering that commitment of delivering cultural, historical, scientific and educational programming.”

“Comcast is dedicated to offering information and entertainment options that reflect the diverse interests of our customers and we are pleased to be launching the Smithsonian Channel to our customers in Washington, D.C.,” said Paul Chiamulera, Regional Vice President of Marketing for Comcast.

Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series, and groundbreaking programs highlighting America’s historical, cultural and scientific heritage.

For all the readers there at DC, tell me: Will you watch The Smithsonian Channel in Washington after this Comcast agreement? Let me know in the comments section.

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