BT Vision boosts linear line-up

UK hybrid TV service BT Vision is adding the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild to its line-up.

The channels, which air documentary series, including Air Crash Investigation, Seconds from Disaster, Bloody Tales from the Tower and The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, will launch later this year. They will join BT Vision’s other linear channels, UKTV’s Watch, Gold and Alibi and the FX channel. BT Vision already offers National Geographic content via its on-demand platform.

Jason Thorp, executive vice-president content Europe and managing director UK Africa Fox International Channels UK, said, “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with BT Vision from a purely on-demand offering. Having both National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild available in a linear capacity will enable BT to benefit from our series launches, events and big marketing pushes which will deliver a greater volume of viewers to on demand content and the wider BT Vision service.”