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Smithsonian Channel Programming Chief to Depart

David Royle, the long-time head of programming at Smithsonian Channel, is leaving the ViacomCBS cable network.

James Blue to Oversee Smithsonian Channel

James Blue to Oversee Smithsonian Channel

MIPCOM: Smithsonian Channel to Explore ‘The Curious Life and Death of…’ Brittany Murphy, Pablo Escobar

CBS Corp.'s Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, has commissioned new series 'The Curious Life and Death of...,' which promises to shed new light on the mysterious deaths of famous people, including Brittany Murphy and Pablo Escobar.

Smithsonian Channel Coming to U.K.

CBS Corp.'s Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture of Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, has launched its first European service in the U.K., continuing its push into international markets.

CBS, Verizon Renew Carriage, Retransmission Deals

The multiyear content agreement covers CBS-owned TV stations and cable networks Showtime, Smithsonian Channel and CBS Sports Network.

Canada’s Great Cable Unbundling: What’s Ahead in 2016

Canadian subscribers are set to pick and pay only for TV services they want, sending jittery broadcasters online and worldwide for new business opportunities.

U.S. Producer Picks Up Quebec Drama Format ‘Appearances’

France's Samka also has optioned the Canadian psychological thriller from Pixcom

Pier 21 Films Re-Ups First-Look Deal With Entertainment One

Laszlo Barna's production shingle has also pacted with "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" director Niels Arden Oplev on a family memoir by former ABC reporter Kati Marton.

JFK Assassination, 50 Years Later: A Guide to How TV Is Remembering the 35th President

Networks are airing special programming throughout November, looking back at President John F. Kennedy's tragic 1963 shooting and the legacy of his time in office.

‘The Dukes of Melrose’ and ‘L.A. Frock Stars’: TV Review

The two series take different, but successful, approaches to chronicling the operations of high-end Los Angeles vintage and consignment boutiques.

Titanic TV: ABC’s Miniseries, James Cameron and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Len Goodman

UPDATED: Documentary programs dominate the television offerings commemorating the 100th anniversary of the "unsinkable" ship's demise.

CBS Posts Quarterly Gains That Underwhelm Investors

UPDATED: Analysts were enthusiastic during a conference call but the stock sat out a powerful rally then retreated more after the closing bell.