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National Geographic Wild
Nat Geo Wild logo.svg
National Geographic Wild logo in the UK
Launched August 21, 2006 (Asia)[1]
March 1, 2007 (Europe, Israel, South Africa)[2]
September 9, 2008 (France)
October 14, 2007 (Italy)
July 31, 2009 (India)
July, 2009 (Romania)
Owned by National Geographic Television & Film
Fox International Channels (News Corporation)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.1% UK (February 2009, BARB)
Slogan "Think again."
"Dare to Explore"
Country Singapore
Language English
Broadcast area Asia
Headquarters Singapore
Replaced Adventure One UK
Sister channel(s) National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Music
Website http://www.ngwild.com
http://www.natgeowild.co.uk
Availability
Satellite
Digiturk Turkey Channel 85
Sky Digital UK Channel 528
Channel 544 (HD)
Digi TV Romania
DStv South Africa Channel 261
SKY Italia Italy Channel 405
Orbit Showtime Arab World
DigitAlb Albania Channel 11
CanalSat France Channel 71
Indovision Indonesia Channel 204
Yes Israel Channel 36
Dish TV India
Dialog TV Sri Lanka Channel 45
Foxtel Australia Channel 616
Aora TV Indonesia Channel 201
TVB Pay Vision Hong Kong Channel 67
Cable
Virgin Media UK Channel 228
StarHub TV Singapore Channel 77
UPC Ireland Channel 216
RCS&RDS Romania Channel 48
UPC Romania Channel 311 (digital with DVR)
Channel 51 (digital)
Viet Bao CATV Vietnam Channel 24
HOT Israel Channel 45
Cable TV Hong Kong Hong Kong Channel 50
Ziggo Netherlands Channel 205
UPC Netherlands Channel 316
Kbro Taiwan Channel 97
TOP UP TV Thailand Channel 7
Parasat Cable TV Philippines Channel 320
Foxtel Australia Channel 616
IPTV
HKBN bbTV Hong Kong Channel 303
now TV Hong Kong Channel 216
TrueIPTV Thailand Channel 18
Meo Portugal Channel 124

National Geographic Wild, commonly referred to as Nat Geo Wild, is a subscription TV channel. It is the latest channel to be jointly launched by the National Geographic Society and News Corporation. It first launched in Hong Kong on 1 January 2006,[1] focusing primarily on wildlife and natural history programming. The channel later launched in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Republic of Ireland, Romania and Vietnam 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. The channel launched in Latin America on November 1, 2009 as a high definition channel.[3]

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Programming

Nat Geo Wild programming is sourced from various agencies, including UK and European distributors, terrestrial joint productions and National Geographic Television productions.[2] All programs are based on natural wildlife and wildlife history, with a heavy focus on natures most fierce predators. Both the UK and Asian versions of the channel include programming focusing on wildlife in their local areas. Popular programs include;

  • Bug Brother
  • Built for the Kill
  • The Kill Zone
  • Gone Wild
  • Killer Instincts
  • Wild Asia
  • Crittercam
  • Big Cat Diary
  • Big Animal Hunt with Filip Badrov

Availability

The channel launched on March 1, 2007 in the UK,[2] and now reaches up to 10.5 million homes via subscription providers Sky Digital and Virgin Media. In the Republic of Ireland it has more than 500,000 viewers on its UPC Ireland service and Sky Digital. In Asia, the channel is carried on the StarHub TV and Now TV subscription services. Showtime Arabia carries the channel for Middle Eastern viewers. The channel was launched in India on July 31, 2009. Currently its only available on Sun Direct DTH using the Asian feed.

According to a press release, NGCI expects to roll out the channel globally, with expansion to other areas in Europe, as well as South Africa, Latin America, Israel and Taiwan.

The Latin American version of the channel launched on November 1, 2009.[4] The Asian version of the channel launched into Australia on November 15, 2009.

The channel will launch in the United States on March 29, 2010, replacing Fox Reality Channel.[5]

The logo used in the Asian market

Competitors

National Geographic Wild's largest competitor is Animal Planet.

See also

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