David Royle, EVP and Programming Director of the signal

Smithsonian Channel: We began co-production of Migrando a México with the US and Mexico
Marcela Tedesco, Santiago|06 de diciembre de 2018

Smithsonian Channel —a channel that already has an 11-year path, but barely five months in Latin America— presented its concept and programming during Chile Media Content.

“We built Smithsonian Channel with a concept of international collaboration, seeking co-producers to make dynamic and attractive television. Now that we have launched in Latin America, our interest in finding producers in the region is growing,” said David Royle, Executive VP and Director of Programming of the signal.

In fact, they already began producing in the region, programs such as Los Andes Salvajes, a 3-episode documentary made with Equilibrio Films from Chile, and Migrando a México focused on migrating animal species. It is a co-production of the Smithsonian Channel, Earth Touch from the US (they will handle international distribution) and Oscura Producciones from Mexico, with support from EFICINE and FEMSA.

Migrando a México will be launched in 2019. “We will also exhibit it in Europe and the entire world. This is only the beginning, we are in conversations with producers from Argentina, Peru and Colombia to work together,” specified Royle.

Smithsonian Channel is a channel 100% dubbed into Spanish. Along with driving productions in the region, they are buying original programming in Spanish.