Layer3 TV First To Launch Smithsonian Channel 4K Model

November 16, 2017

The next-generation cable provider is the first in the nation to deliver 4K On Demand package to its subscribers.

After officially launching Smithsonian Channel in October 2017, Layer3 TV is now the first MVPD to also carry the Channel’s full 4K On Demand library. As the first U.S. network to adopt a regularly-refreshed 4K On Demand model, Smithsonian Channel’s offering includes 10 hours of dedicated 4K content that is refreshed each quarter. The 4K On Demand library is now available to all Layer3 TV subscribers at no additional cost.

Layer3 TV and Smithsonian are leading the United States in the 4K Pay TV market with this first-of-its-kind partnership,” said Layer3 TV Chief Content Officer Lindsay Gardner. “Our subscribers can now enjoy Smithsonian Channel’s most acclaimed series on the linear channel, with the added feature of viewing many programs—including Mysteries of the Rainforest, Aerial America, Sacred Sites and David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies—in glittering 4K Ultra High Definition.

Layer3 TV is unique among all US Pay TV providers because it supports 4K on every Set-Top Box, making 4K programming available immediately in every single household. More than 50% of Layer3 TV’s subscribers already depend on Layer3 TV for 4K content, which today includes two full-time 4K channels, live 4K sporting events, and a growing 4K On Demand library featuring content from leading programmers.

“We’re proud to be the first U.S. network to offer this 4K On Demand model and thrilled Layer3 TV has the technology and forward-looking team to bring us to customers across America,” says Tom Hayden, President of Smithsonian Channel. “The compelling story-telling Smithsonian Channel is known for makes this partnership all the more meaningful for Layer3 TV subscribers. With programming genres including air and space, pop culture, history, science, nature, and wildlife at its finest, our 4K content is sure to enhance the viewing experience by delivering striking, life-like visuals. We are pleased Layer3 TV is making this substantial addition to its already robust Platinum package.”

Layer3 TV is currently available in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas/Ft. Worth—as well in Denver, where the company’s headquarters is located. For complete details of offers and more information, visit or follow on social media at @Layer3TV.

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Layer3 TV, Inc. is The New Cable®. Layer3 TV offers customers a revolutionary, intuitive interface that seamlessly integrates the best of cable TV, premium channels, streaming online video content, social media, and smart home devices. Founded in 2013, the company is backed by highly respected players in entertainment and private equity including Evolution Media (whose shareholders include TPG Growth, Creative Artists Agency, and Jeff Skoll/Participant Media), Paulson and Company, Inc., Altice, and North Bridge Venture Partners. To learn more follow Layer3 TV on Twitter and Facebook or visit Layer3 TV.

About Smithsonian Channel
Smithsonian ChannelTM, owned by Smithsonian NetworksTM, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: the Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: the Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to Smithsonian Channel, or connect with us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram