November 20, 2015
Smithsonian Networks announced that it plans to introduce an OTT video subscription service, called Smithsonian Earth, that will offer original nature and wildlife programming. The $3.99 per month, standalone service will initially be made available on Apple TV and Roku players (including 4K content via the Roku 4 streaming player). According to Multichannel News, Smithsonian plans to roll out new documentaries and short series each week. The network explains that one percent of subscription sales will be donated to the Smithsonian Institution’s various research and conservation initiatives.