National Geographic Channel

SFR adds five channels to offering

Altice-owned French operator SFR has added five new channels to its ADSL and fibre-based TV offering. SFR is adding three factual channels from Fox Networks Group – National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Voyage – to its factual line-up, bringing shows including Cosmos, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman and Destination Wild to […]

Nat Geo to launch VR studio, first Instagram series

National Geographic has unveiled plans to form a Virtual Reality studio and announced plans for its first Instagram video series. At its Digital Content NewFronts event in New York, National Geographic said that NG VR STUDIO will put viewers “on the ground alongside Nat Geo explorers, photographers and storytellers through Nat Geo VR.” The factual […]

Teo gives up HD licence for DTT

Lithuanian service provider Teo is giving up its licence to re-broadcast Eurosport HD, Discovery Showcase HD and National Geographic Channel HD over the digital-terrestrial network in the country’s second city, Kaunas, having earlier switched off the service in the capital, Vilnius. Teo launched HD broadcasts of Eurosport HD, Discovery Showcase HD and National Geographic Channel […]

Fox taps Lattelecom for advertising sales

Fox International Channels (FIC) has struck a deal with Latvian telco Lattelecom that will see the latter manage advertising sales for Fox, Fox Life and National Geographic Channel in Latvia. From January next year, Lattelecom will be the exclusive advertising sales agent for the channels in the Baltic country. Arvils Kupris, Lattelecom’s TV business director, […]

Nat Geo reaches 50 million Facebook fans

National Geographic has reached a milestone 50 million global fans on social network Facebook. The countries where National Geographic has notched up the most ‘likes’ are India, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt and the US. The most common languages used by National Geographic Channel Facebook fans are English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and French. “This 50 million-strong Facebook community […]

Nat Geo channels on Orange

Fox International Channels’ National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild have launched on the Orange pay TV platform in France. National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild have been available to Orange pay TV subscribers from May 22 in SD and HD formats. The latest distribution deal means that the channels will increase their distribution […]

Nat Geo’s Owens to leave

National Geographic Channels president Howard Owens is leaving the factual channel in June. The Nat Geo boss will leave in June having been in charge of Nat Geo since late 2011. Prior to joining Nat Geo, Owens was at US prodco Reveille and announcing his departure to staff, NGC’s US CEO David Lyle said Owens […]

Fox International Channels extends presence in France and Ireland

Fox International Channels has extended its presence in France and Ireland with launches on the Freebox platform in France and UPC Ireland’s cable network.  In France, Fox has launched National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild and Voyage on Iliad Telecom’s Free platform. “These three new prestigious channels available for all our TV subscribers are strengthening […]

Fox International Channels expands African reach with RRSat deal

Fox International Channels (FIC) is broadening its African reach after signing a long-term agreement with Israel-based satellite services provider RRsat Global Communications Network. The agreement will see RRSat support the broadcast of FIC’s French channels throughout Africa, with the launch of some of the latter’s main factual TV brands – National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild […]

Magine launches Spanish OTT service

Cloud-based on-demand service Magine has launched in Spain, with Viacom, National Geographic Channel and Chello Multicanal among those signed up. The service, which provides cloud-based live TV and catch-up programming across Apple devices and Samsung smart TVs, yesterday secured US$19 million (€15 million) in investment and today launched a Spanish beta service. “The Spanish marketplace […]