Nat Geo People

Nat Geo People is an international pay television channel owned by National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (73%) and the National Geographic Society (27%),[1] with the operational management handled by the Fox Networks Group. Targeted at female audiences, with programming focusing on people and cultures, the channel is available in 50 countries in both linear and non-linear formats.[2]

Nat Geo People
New NatGeo People logo
Launched1 November 1999
Closed28 February 2018 (Australia)
Owned byNational Geographic Partners
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 1:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganReal taste of life
CountrySingapore, India
LanguageEnglish
Arabic
Hindi
Broadcast areaInternational
HeadquartersAsia: New Delhi
America: New York City
Europe: London
Formerly calledAdventure One (A1) (1999–2007)
Nat Geo Adventure (2007–2014)
Replaced byNat Geo Wild (Europe)
Sister channel(s)National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo Wild
National Geographic Abu Dhabi
Website[1]
MENA: [2]
Availability
Satellite
OSN (Middle East and North Africa)Channel 517 (HD)
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 725 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 40
d2h (India)Channel 463
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 628
SKY Italia (Italy)Channel 410 (HD)
Skywave (Macau)Channel 11
GMMZ (Thailand)Channel 390 (SD)
yes (Israel)Channel 35
My TV (Africa)Channel 07
Independent TV (India)Channel 3480
4TV (Myanmar)Channel 25
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 500 (HD)
Indovision (Indonesia)Channel 247
Big TV (Indonesia)Channel 349
beIN (MENA)Channel 304 (HD) Channel 317 (SD)
DishHD (Taiwan)Channel 694 (HD)
Skylife (Korean)Channel 8-0 (HD) Channel 11-0 (SD)
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)Channel 241 (HD)
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)Channel 160 (HD) Channel 21 (SD)
Cable
Cable Star Iloilo (Philippines)Channel 5
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 322
Pioneer Cable Vision Inc. (PCVI) (Philippines)Channel 41 (SD)
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 412
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 36
Channel 8 (Papua New Guinea)Channel 08
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 753 (SD)
Channel 703 (HD)
Teledünya (Türkiye)Channel 186 (HD)
MediaNet (Maldives)Channel 402 (SD)
Channel 806 (HD)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel TBA (SD)
Channel 330 (HD)
Cable TV (Macau)Channel 421 (HD)
Asianet Digital TV
(India)
Channel 385 (SD)
Skycable
(Philippines)
Channel 117 (SD)
Channel 262 (HD)
IPTV
Fetch TV (Australia)Channel 130
Foxtel Play (Australia)Channel 628
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 217
IndosatM2 (Indonesia)Channel 160
World on Demand (Japan)Channel 301
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)Channel 68
CHT MOD (Taiwan)Channel 261
Unifi TV (Malaysia)Channel 511 (HD)
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 255 (HD)
Groovia (Indonesia)Channel 189
Usee TV (Indonesia)Channel 405
PEO TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 51
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 628

History

The channel was launched as Adventure One (A1) on 1 November 1999, and was later rebranded on 1 May 2007 as National Geographic Adventure, strengthening the overall Nat Geo presence.[3] All countries adopted the change, except in Europe which instead changed A1 to Nat Geo Wild.[4] Nat Geo Adventure is also a global adventure travel video and photography portal, which launched worldwide in 2009.

Nat Geo Adventure was aimed at younger audiences, providing programming based around outdoor adventure, travel and stories involving people having fun while exploring the world.

In early 2008, National Geographic Adventure Channel Australia and National Geographic Adventure Channel Italy launched a new video sharing feature on their website called Blognotes.

In 2010, Nat Geo Adventure launched its own HD feed in Asia via AsiaSat 5.

It was launched in HD on Sky Italia on 1 February 2012. At the time of launch (0500 UTC), its SD feed was closed down.

On 30 September 2013, it was announced that Nat Geo Adventure would be replaced by Nat Geo People in early-2014. This would see Nat Geo People launch in HD where currently available, as well as in linear and non-linear formats, in 50 countries internationally. The rebrand would see the channel become more female-focused, with programming to focus on people and cultures.[2] Nat Geo People was replaced by Nat Geo Wild in Germany and Austria on 12 September 2017. The channel was closed down in Australia on 28 February 2018 with all popular TV shows moving to the National Geographic Channel.

Adventure1

Adventure One (A1) logo used from 1 November 1999 until 30 April 2007

Natgeo adventure

Nat Geo Adventure logo used from 1 May 2007 until 28 February 2014

New NatGeo People logo

Nat Geo People Logo used from 1 March 2014 until present

Programmes

See also

References

  1. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (March 19, 2019). "Disney Closes $71 Billion 21st Century Fox Deal". Variety. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "National Geographic International Announces Launch of Nat Geo People". Deadline Hollywood. September 30, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "National Geographic Channels International Launches Nat Geo Adventure" (Press release). National Geographic Channels (International). April 2, 2007. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "National Geographic Channel Set to Go Wild" (Press release). National Geographic Channels (International). December 7, 2006. Archived from the original on May 23, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2014.

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