ZDF sells to Smithsonian Channel

Takes five documentary features from German producer

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CANNES -- The Smithsonian Channel, the joint venture between Showtime and the Smithsonian Institute, has picked up five documentary features from Germany's ZDF Enterprises.

The docs all have a mystery/conspiracy bent and include "Stauffenberg:The True Story," about the real-life World War II plot to assassinate Hitler; "North Pole Conspiracy" about the American race to the top of the world; "Secrets of the Taj Mahal" on the building of India's most famous structure; "The Secret of Nazca" on the mysterious Nazca lines in the Peruvian desert and "Big Bang in Tunguska," a look at the puzzling explosion that flattened 830 square miles of Siberian forest in 1908.