Select Smithsonian Channel programming is now available on the iTunes Store.
The films, documentaries and limited series available on iTunes cover genres such as wildlife, technology, history, pop culture and children’s programs and are available for purchase and download at $1.99 per episode.
Among Smithsonian Channel’s initial offerings: Stories from the Vaults, Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25, Day of the Kamikaze and Nature Tech.
“Our presence on the iTunes Store is great exposure for our new network and will allow a much broader audience the opportunity to sample our award winning original programming and builds and demonstrates the brand value of the Smithsonian name,” said Smithsonian Networks general manager Tom Hayden in a statement.
The network also has received recognition of a different kind with five 2008 Parents’ Choice Awards for excellence in its family and child-friendly programming.
Established in 1978 by the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys, the awards are bestowed at different levels. Smithsonian Channel won two Gold Awards, one Silver Honor, one Recommended and one Approved rating for its shows Nature Tech, Critter Quest, America’s Treasures and Loose at the Zoo: Golden Lion Tamarins, as well as Stories From the Vaults: Season One.