National Geographic


National Geographic Channel lands on Now TV

Sky’s skinny streaming service Now TV has launched the National Geographic Channel as a part of its Entertainment Pass. The flagship National Geographic Channel replaces Nat Geo Wild, with Now TV promising an expanded service with flagship programming. National Geographic launches as both a linear channel and also promises over 650 hours of documentary and […]

New CEO to succeed Moore at National Geographic Partners

National Geographic Society (NGS) boss Gary Knell will be the next CEO of National Geographic Partners (NGP). He will succeed Declan Moore, who has the run the business since its inception two years ago. NGP came into being in September 2015 when 21st Century Fox took control of its programming joint venture with NGS, which […]

Fox Networks Europe & Africa launches Nat Geo on-demand service

Fox Networks Europe & Africa is following up the launch of on-demand service Fox+ with a new non-demand factual service, National Geographic+. The new service will provide access to National Geographic’s catalogue of content, organised thematically, with portals to serve interest areas including Space, Egypt, World Cultures, Deep-sea Exploration and Human Body. Fox said that […]

Wealthy European trust international channels more, says survey

Wealthy European consumers trust international TV news channels more than national services to provide impartial news, according to a survey carried out by IPSOS for the inTV channels group. Eighty-three percent of responders in a survey of 28,000 ‘affluent’ Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy, scoring them five or more on a scale of […]

Facebook launches live 360° video streaming

Facebook is launching live 360° video streaming, with National Geographic to be the first publisher to use the new functionality. Facebook: Live 360 will go live at 3pm Eastern Time today with a National Geographic live stream from the Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah. Facebook said that Live 360 video will be available […]

Nat Geo appoints digital and marketing chiefs

The reorganisation of National Geographic is continuing with two new additions joining the TV and publishing giant. Rachel Webber will head up digital at Nat Geo in a newly created role, and Jill Cress will run marketing. Nat Geo has extensively rejigged its management since 21st Century Fox took over the factual giant. Webber will be executive VP, digital product, […]

Fox implements changes at National Geographic Partners

Several National Geographic Partners executives will change roles after an international restructure. This follows 21st Century Fox taking control of its joint venture with the National Geographic Society and the establishment of National Geographic Partners. Two changes see Fox Networks Group’s general manager for Mexico, Lorenzo Orozco named NGP’s GM and senior VP for Latin America; […]

Nat Geo names new global channels team

National Geographic’s reorganisation under the leadership of Courteney Monroe has continued and she has named the team running the global channels unit at the Fox-owned company. Monroe (left) became the international channels chief under a new structure at the factual giant introduced late last year after Fox took control of Nat Geo. Fox International Channels exec Ward Platt took on […]

21st Century Fox completes Nat Geo takeover

21st Century Fox has completed its deal to take control of National Geographic and rejigged its senior management. Courteney Monroe will become the international channels chief under the new structure and Fox International Channels exec Ward Platt will be in charge of channel distribution and commercial activity. Fox announced in September that it planned to take control […]

Snapchat signs up TV partners for Discover launch

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has partnered with a host of major TV broadcasters and publishers to launch a new in-app feature called Snapchat Discover.  Discover will let Snapchat users explore stories from different professional editorial teams. Media partners already signed up to the service including National Geographic, Vice Media, Yahoo News, Comedy Central, CNN, ESPN […]