Nat Geo Wild

National Geographic Wild (shortened as Nat Geo Wild and abbreviated NGW) is an international pay television network owned by National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (73%) and the National Geographic Society (27%).[2] The channel primarily focuses on wildlife and natural history non-fiction programming. It is a sister network to National Geographic Channel.

The channel first launched in Hong Kong on 1 January 2006.[3] It later launched in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Ireland, Romania, India, Vietnam, and Poland replacing the now defunct Adventure One. The channel remains the world's first bilingual wildlife service, available in English and Cantonese in the Hong Kong market as well as Tagalog in The Philippines. It launched in Latin America on 1 November 2009 as a high definition channel. In 2010, it launched in the United States.

As of February 2015, approximately 57,891,000 American households (49.7% of households with television) receive Nat Geo Wild.[4]

National Geographic Wild
National Geographic Wild logo
Launched21 August 2006 (Asia)
1 March 2007 (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
9 September 2008 (France)
14 October 2007 (Italy)
31 July 2009 (India)
July 2009 (Romania)
1 November 2009 (Latin America)
15 November 2009 (Australia)
29 March 2010 (United States)
30 August 2010 (Malaysia)
4 October 2011 (Spain)
7 May 2012 (Canada)
Owned byNational Geographic Partners
Picture formatInternational:
1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for SDTVs)
United States:
720p HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganGet closer
CountryHong Kong
India
Singapore
Australia
United Kingdom
United States
United Arab Emirates
LanguageEnglish
Spanish
Arabic
Hindi
Bulgarian
Broadcast areaAsia
Australia
Europe
Latin America
United States
Middle East & Africa
HeadquartersWashington, District of Columbia
Formerly calledNat Geo People (UK)
Fox Reality Channel (United States)
ReplacedNat Geo People (UK)
Fox Reality Channel (United States)
Sister channel(s) National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo People
National Geographic Abu Dhabi
Availability
Terrestrial
Nexmedia (Indonesia)Channel 202
evotv
(Croatia)
Channel 108
Digita
(Finland)
Channel 84 (SD)
Satellite
DStv
(South Africa)
Channel 182[1]
OSN
(Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 515 (HD)
Indovision
(Indonesia)
Channel 204
Yes
(Israel)
Channel 43
Dish TV
(India)
Channel 471 (SD)
Channel 52 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 58
Foxtel
(Australia)
Channel 616 (HD)
Channel 1616 (SD)
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 712 (SD)
Channel 711 (HD)
Dish Network
(US)
Channel 190 (HD)
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 550(SD)
Channel 570 (HD)
Njoi
(Malaysia)
Channel 550(SD)
Channel 570 (HD)
DishHD
(Taiwan)
Channel 6192
Skylife
(South Korea)
Channel 84 (HD)
Cignal Digital TV
(Philippines)
Channel 142
ZAP
(Angola)
Channel 126 (HD)
d2h
(India)
Channel 461 (SD)
Sky Net
(Myanmar)
Channel 63 (SD)
Channel 103 (HD)
beIN
(MENA)
Channel 305 (HD)
Good TV

(Thailand)
Channel 54 (HD)
Dish Home
(Nepal)
Channel 414 (SD)
Canal Digital
(Finland)
Channel 22 (HD)
DirecTV (US)Channel 283 (HD)
Cable
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 413 (HD)
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 111 (SD)
Channel 361 (HD)
HOT
(Israel)
Channel 45 (SD)
Channel 545 (HD)
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 751 (SD)
Channel 702 (HD)
Kbro
(Taiwan)
Channel 97
TOP UP TV
(Thailand)
Channel 7
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines)
Channel 320
MediaNet
(Maldives)
Channel 402 (SD)
Channel 805 (HD)
Sky Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 66 (SD)
Channel 193 (HD)
Macau Cable TV
(Macau)
Channel 420 (HD)
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 66 (Digital)
Channel 102 (Analog)
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 57
Surigao Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 42
InDigital (India)Channel 291 (SD)
Channel 889 (HD, Hindi audio only)
Asianet Digital TV
(India)
Channel 408 (SD)
Available on most US operatorsChannel slots vary on each provider
IPTV
Verizon FiOSChannel 132 (SD)
Channel 632 (HD)
PEO TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 57
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 216 (HD)
QOOK TV
(South Korea)
Channel 125
AT&T U-verseChannel 1266 (HD)
Channel 266 (SD)
Mio TV
(Singapore)
Channel 207(HD)
Fetch TV
(Australia)
Channel 123
VMedia
(Canada)
Channel 69
CHT MOD
(Taiwan)
Channel 251
Unifi TV
(Malaysia)
Channel 509 (HD)
Streaming media
PlayStation VueInternet Protocol television
Sling TVInternet Protocol television
Foxtel GoChannel 616
YouTube TVInternet Protocol television

Availability

Nat Geo Wild Logo
Former Nat Geo Wild logo used from 2006 until 2018, though still used in several regions.
Nat geo wild hd
Nat Geo Wild HD logo

Africa

The channel launched in South Africa in mid-2009, and is available on the South African Satellite Network DSTV.[5]

Southeast Asia

In Singapore, the channel is carried on the StarHub TV subscription services. Astro carried the channel in Malaysia with four language audio tracks included. Some shows on Nat Geo Wild are aired in Filipino (Tagalog) in the Philippines, which also have multiple languages available. Selected shows also aired on Fox Filipino.

East Asia

In Hong Kong, the channel is carried on the Now TV subscription services. The channel launched in South Korea on 16 April 2009.

Middle East and North Africa

OSN and beIN carries the channel for Middle East and North African viewers. The channel launched in Israel on 23 July 2008.

Australia

The Asian version of the channel launched in Australia on 15 November 2009 on Austar and Foxtel.[6]

A high definition feed launched on Foxtel on 1 November 2010.[7] Although the HD feed was expected to launch on Austar in late 2010/early 2011, the channel did not launch until 1 July 2012, after Foxtel acquired Austar.[8]

On 1 February 2015, Nat Geo Wild launched on Australian IPTV service Fetch TV.[9][10]

Canada

The Canadian version of Nat Geo Wild launched on 7 May 2012. Similar to National Geographic Channel, this channel is controlled by Shaw Media.[11]

India

The channel launched in India on 31 July 2009. In 2013, a Hindi audiotrack of was launched on the channel. It features 4 audio track, which are in English, Telugu, Hindi and Tamil languages.

Europe

The channel launched on 1 March 2007 in Europe,[12] and now reaches up to 10.5 million homes in the UK.

Americas

The channel was launched in the United States on 29 March 2010, replacing Fox Reality Channel.[13][14] Providers which carried the channel at the time of its launch included Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications, Verizon Fios and AT&T U-verse. Dish Network did not reach a carriage agreement at launch, but began to broadcast the channel on 19 April 2010. DirecTV didn't carry the channel at the time of its launch either, but it added the channel to its lineup on 30 June. DirecTV added the HD feed on 15 August 2012.[15] The Latin American version of the channel was launched on 1 November 2009 and it is broadcast in 1080i. Its SD feed was launched years later.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dstv.Com". Dstv.Com. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (March 19, 2019). "Disney Closes $71 Billion 21st Century Fox Deal". Variety. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "National Geographic Channels International launches new channel - Nat Geo Wild" (Press release). National Geographic Channels (International). August 10, 2006. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  4. ^ Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "HOW TO GET THE CHANNEL - National Geographic Channel - Sub-Saharan Africa". Natgeotv.com. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  6. ^ Knox, David (October 14, 2009). "Nat Geo gets Wild in November". TV Tonight. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Knox, David (November 1, 2010). "SPEED is on the air". TV Tonight. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Knox, David (May 24, 2012). "Foxtel completes Austar merger". TV Tonight. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  9. ^ Knox, David (December 9, 2014). "Fetch TV adds BBC First". TV Tonight. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  10. ^ Perry, Kevin (December 9, 2014). "Big Blow for Foxtel as they Lose Exclusive Rights for Premium Drama Channel BBC First". Nelbie. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  11. ^ (CRTC), Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. "ARCHIVED - NatGeo Wild – Specialty Category B service". www.crtc.gc.ca.
  12. ^ "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 February 8, 2010.
  13. ^ "Fox Reality Goes Wild as Nat Geo Spinoff". Reuters. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  14. ^ "National Geographic Channel". www.natgeowild.com.
  15. ^ On August 15 four exciting channels will be available in eye-popping HD! DirecTV press release, August 15, 2012

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Programmes and continuity has English audio, with subtitles in Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian. Advertising has sound in different languages.

The channel is carried on most digital cable networks in the region, including TDC Kabel TV and Com Hem. Initially it was only available on satellite from Canal Digital, but it launched on the Viasat satellite platform on 15 August 2006.

In the digital terrestrial networks the channel has been available from the launch of the RiksTV platform in September 2007. In March 2008, the channel received a license to broadcast terrestrially in Sweden, but its launch has been postponed. It is also available terrestrially on the Faroe Islands. The channel is not available in the Finnish terrestrial network.

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