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National Geographic Channel
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National Geographic Channel logo
Launched August 15, 2001
Owned by CW Media (80%)
National Geographic Channel (20%)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website National Geographic Channel
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 524 (SD)
Channel 828 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 551 (SD)
Channel 276 (HD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings

National Geographic Channel is a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel that is owned by CW Media (a division of Canwest and GS Capital Partners) and National Geographic Channel (U.S.). It features documentary and human interest programming that explores the natural world around us. The service is based on the world famous National Geographic Magazine.

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Programming

Programming includes specials and theme weeks such as 'Pharaoh's Week' and 'Shark Week'. The programs broadcast revolve around the following topics: geography, popular science, world history, current events and photography.

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Noted programs

National Geographic Channel HD

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On December 19, 2006, Alliance Atlantis launched a high definition simulcast of National Geographic Channel.

History

Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in November 2000 to Alliance Atlantis, the channel launched on September 7, 2001 under its current name.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and GS Capital Partners bought Alliance Atlantis and gained AAC's interest in National Geographic Channel.

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