National Geographic Channel

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National Geographic Channel

Launched on July 1, 1998, in a joint venture with STAR TV add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1997.

Countries: United States (56%), United Kingdom (6%), (6%)

Main connections: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Bacon (TV presenter), Killing Kennedy (film)

Linked to: DirecTV, Dish Network, American Broadcasting Company, Vietnam Multimedia Corporation

 

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1997

In September 1997, the first National Geographic Channels were launched in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia add something


1998

In July 1998, National Geographic Channel Asia was launched in partnership and distribution with STAR TV add something

 

In India, the channel was launched on July 1, 1998, in a joint venture with STAR TV add something


2000

Al Jazeera - In the 2000s, the network was praised by the Index on Censorship for circumventing censorship and contributing to the free exchange of information in the Arab world, and by the Webby Awards, who nominated it as one of the five best news web sites, along with BBC News, National Geographic and The Smoking Gun


2002

Jake Eberts - In 2002, Eberts became chairman of National Geographic Feature Films and executive produced such titles as the live action animal feature "Two Brothers" by Jean-Jacques Annaud


2003

History (TV channel) - The History Channel started its operations in India in late 2003 with News Corporation's STAR TV as its sales partner, managed by National Geographic until November 21, 2008

 

Abul Fateh - These events were chronicled in a 2003 National Geographic Channel television documentary, "Running for Freedom

 

Steve Bisley - In July 2003, he presented a season of television documentaries on the National Geographic Channel


2004

Chernobyl disaster - An excerpt of the evacuation announcement was translated into English in the program "Seconds From Disaster" on the National Geographic Channel in 2004

 

International Intelligence Limited - In November of 2004 the company was feature on the National Geographic Channel discussing their work in discovering and weeding out hidden recording devices used by competitors to cut in on their rivals' corporate decisions and tactics


2005

Ray Liotta - In 2005, he narrated "Inside the Mafia" for the National Geographic Channel

 

Dominick Montiglio - In the years following the publishing of Murder Machine, Dominick Montiglio appeared on television documentaries on organized crime, including National Geographic's "Inside The Mafia" series that premiered in 2005

 

Lisa Ling - " In 2005, the show moved to the National Geographic Channel and returned to its original name, "National Geographic Explorer"


2006

Edge West Productions - Since its inception in 2006, Edge West Productions has produced fifteen documentaries for National Geographic Channel and one for PBS and were honored to produce a four-minute sizzle for TED 2012

 

Public Architecture - Emmy Award-winning documentarian Anna Fitch conceived of the project, and filmed the entire process for a documentary film that aired on the National Geographic Channel in September 2006

 

Amelia Earhart - In November 2006, the National Geographic Channel aired episode two of the "Undiscovered History" series about a claim that Earhart survived the world flight, moved to New Jersey, changed her name, remarried and became Irene Craigmile Bolam

 

In Canada, the Canadian version of NGC HD launched on December 19, 2006 add something


2007

In Albania, this channel has been available since 2007 on Digitalb platform; which is the biggest HD channel broadcaster in eastern Europe and Balkans with 14 HD channels add something

 

In Israel, this channel is available since late 2007 in HOT and yes add something

 

Steven Tyler - Steven Tyler's throat surgery was featured in 2007 on an episode of the National Geographic Channel series, "Incredible Human Machine"

 

The channel was commercially available in Singapore via StarHub TV channel 301 on January 18, 2007, followed by Vietnam via Vietnam Multimedia Corporation add something

 

Nat Geo Music became available in Italy on October 15, 2007, and will later be broadcast around the world add something

 

It was available exclusively on now TV channel 218 on December 19, 2007 in Hong Kong add something


2008

In Czech Republic, this channel is available since spring 2008 on digital cable from UPC Digital, channel 54 add something

 

In Slovakia, this channel is available since 2008 in digital TV product UPC Digital add something

 

In Turkey, this channel is available since 2008 on digital television provider Digiturk add something

 

Mark Lynas - In 2008 National Geographic released a documentary film based on Lynas's book, entitled "Six Degrees Could Change the World"

 

Thurston Moore - Since 2008, Moore has provided narration for a variety of documentaries on the National Geographic Channel

 

Hippopotamus - "Undercover Hippo," "Dangerous Encounters", National Geographic Channel, 20 January 2008


2009

Melbourne International Film Festival - In 2009, the 37ºSouth Market attracted 35 companies; which included: Bavaria Films, Icon Productions, Media 8 Entertainment, Miramax Films, NBC Universal, National Geographic Channel, &Paramount_Pictures, Pathé, Village Roadshow, etc


2010

Sexy Star - During the spring of 2010 Sexy Star appeared in an episode the National Geographic Channel show Tabú, a fact that was advertised on large billboards in Mexico City prior to the show airing on television

 

Fox Crime - Fox Crime HD was launched in Asia in May, 2010 via AsiaSat 5, in Latvia it was launched along with Fox Life and National Geographic Channel on October 1, 2011

 

Brandi Carlile - In 2010, National Geographic Channel in Latin America chose the song "If There Was No You" from the album as a jingle to promote its series "Grandes Migraciones"

 

In Romania, this channel is available since February 1, 2010 on digital cable from UPC Romania and since June 1, 2010 from RCS-RDS. add something

 

Tony Robinson - From 1 September 2010, Robinson hosted a new series on National Geographic Channel called "Birth of Britain" which was repeated on Channel 4 beginning in January 2011

 

Sunita Williams - She has a pet Jack Russell Terrier named Gorby who was featured with her on the "Dog Whisperer" television show on the National Geographic Channel on November 12, 2010

 

In Greece, this channel has been available since December 22, 2010 in NOVA Greece add something


2011

This was later changed and this countries now have the European feed, which is expected to be localized in the Czech language in autumn 2011 add something

 

Allen West (prisoner) - A 2011 program on the National Geographic Channel disclosed that footprints had been found on an Angel Island beach leading away from the raft wreckage, and that contrary to the official FBI report, a car had been stolen nearby on the night of the escape

 

Henry Kissinger - A feature length documentary titled "Kissinger", by Scottish historian Niall Ferguson and produced by Chimerica Media, was released in 2011 on the National Geographic Channel

 

Frank Morris (prisoner) - According to the 2011 National Geographic documentary, "Vanished from Alcatraz", bones from a human were found eight months after the escape on the shore near the place where the Norwegian ship had spotted a body

 

Edge West Productions - Edge West has recently produced six films for National Geographic Channel, three of which aired in 2011 and three which aired in 2012

 

NHNZ - In 2011 the unit signed a deal to represent National Geographic Channel's worldwide library of more than 20 years of accumulated footage from its blue-chip factual programming library, including hundreds of hours of HD footage

 

Michael J. Massimino - In 2011, Massimino co-hosted season three of National Geographic Channel's Known Universe documentary series along with Sigrid Close, Andy Howell, David E. Kaplan, and Steve Jacobs

 

Rosie Mercado - In 2011, Mercado featured on National Geographic Channel's "Taboo"

 

Liev Schreiber - Schreiber narrated the 2011 documentary "Hitler's G.I. Death Camp" on the National Geographic Channel

 

In India, this channel has been available since April 15, 2011 add something

 

Peter Bergen - He has worked as a correspondent for National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel, and CNN. On May 2, 2011, shortly after it was reported that Osama bin Laden had been killed, Bergen stated on CNN: "Killing bin Laden is the end of the War on Terror

 

Henry Hill - On June 8, 2011, a show about Hill's life aired on the National Geographic Channel's "Locked up Abroad"

 

Since July 20, 2011, this channel is available in both countries in Skylink add something

 

Mark Lynas - It was published in the U.S. by National Geographic in October 2011 as "The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans"

 

In Latvia, this channel has been available since October 1, 2011 add something

 

In Iran, this channel has been available since October 15, 2011 add something

 

DirecTV - On October 19, 2011, DirecTV informed its customers it may remove the News Corporation-owned channels &FX (FX_(TV_channel)), National Geographic Channel, Speed, MundoFox, Fuel TV, Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Movie Channel, Fox Deportes, BabyTV and the 19 Fox Sports Net channels on November 1 if a new carriage agreement wasn't reached by that date


2012

Kinga Philipps - On July 4th, 2012 the National Geographic series America's Lost Treasures premiered hosted by Kinga Philipps and Curt Doussett

 

Shigeru Ishiba - To that end he appeared on a Japanese TV program which featured dubbed extracts from the National Geographic Channel's Alien Invasion series in June 2012

 

Jupiter Entertainment - As of July 2012, Jupiter Entertainment's New York office is responsible for the development and production of a series entitled "Homicide Hunters", for the Investigation Discovery channel, and a program for the National Geographic Channel that is yet to be named


2013

In 2013, the network began airing the reality show "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout-" add something

 

Sammy Gravano - In 2013, National Geographic Channel dramatized Gravano's ecstasy ring in a scene in the Banged Up Abroad episode Raving Arizona televised worldwide

 

Jack Noseworthy - In 2013, Noseworthy played Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in "Killing Kennedy", a made-for-television movie aired on National Geographic Channel starring Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald

 

Seth MacFarlane - The new series will be hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and is expected to begin airing on the channel in 2013, with repeats airing on the National Geographic Channel on the same night

 

Killing Kennedy (film) - It premiered in the US and Canada on National Geographic Channel on November 10, 2013, followed by the various European National Geographic channels a few days later

 

Rob Lowe - Most recently, Lowe played the role of President John F. Kennedy in "Killing Kennedy", a made-for-television movie that premiered November 10, 2013 on National Geographic Channel


2014

Asylum Entertainment - In 2014, Asylum partnered with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and GE on a signature series for National Geographic Channel entitled "Breakthrough"

 

Seth MacFarlane - The new series will be hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and is expected to begin airing on the channel in 2014, with repeats airing on the National Geographic Channel on the same night

 

A promotional quote from a military relic dealer defending that approach, "I feel that by selling things that are Nazi-related and for lots of money, I am preserving things that museums don't want to deal with," had to be removed from the channel's website in March 2014 add something

 

Since May 8, 2014 this channel has been available for the second digital platfrom,OTE TV in Greece add something

 

Monica Lewinsky - In July 2014, Lewinsky was interviewed on a three-part television special airing on The National Geographic Channel titled, "The 90s: The Last Great Decade"

 

Door to Hell - The episode was broadcast on the National Geographic Channel on July 16, 2014

 

The View (U.S. TV series) - On October 30, 2014, ABC announced that responsibilities for production oversight on "The View" would shift from ABC's daytime entertainment division to ABC News, where the show will be grouped under the division's non-fiction programming umbrella, which produces "NY Med" for the network as well as content for other networks including National Geographic Channel and Discovery Networks


2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson - In 2015 it was announced that he will host a late-night talk show entitled "Star Talk" on National Geographic Channel

 

Tony Gonzalez (American football) - In March 2015, Gonzalez began hosting "You Can't Lick Your Elbow", a show on the National Geographic Channel

 

In the Middle East and North Africa, National Geographic Abu dhabi HD has been available since March 1, 2015 and can be seen in free to air on nilesat add something

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson - On April 20, 2015, he began hosting a late-night talk show entitled "Star Talk" on National Geographic Channel, where Degrasse Tyson interviews pop culture celebrities and asks them about their life experiences with science

 

Qantas - In July 2015, Qantas signed a deal with American cable network HBO to provide over 120 hours of television programming in-flight from the network which will be updated monthly, as well as original lifestyle and entertainment programming from both Foxtel and National Geographic Channel

 

Mental floss - In October 2015, "Mental Floss" teamed with the National Geographic Channel for its first televised special, "Brain Surgery Live with" mental_floss, the first brain surgery ever broadcast live

 

Billy the Kid - This investigation was shown on the National Geographic Channel on October 23, 2015


2016

Richard Bacon (TV presenter) - Beginning 14th November 2016, Bacon became the new presenter of The National Geographic Channel's reboot of its documentary/panel discussion hybrid TV series, "Explorer"

 

Richard Bacon (TV presenter) - Beginning 14th November 2016, the U.S. worldwide educational cable network National Geographic Channel debuted its "global" overhaul and rebranding of the channel with its entirely new primetime lineup that night: the much-anticipated, multi-million U.S.-dollar docudrama miniseries "Mars", followed by the NGC reboot of "Explorer", and "Star Talk", a lighthearted panel-discussion series loosely centered around astrophysics and astronomy, hosted by astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

 

On November 14, 2016, National Geographic Channel was rebranded as National Geographic, dropping the "Channel" from its name add something

 

Richard Bacon (TV presenter) - Beginning 14 November 2016, Bacon became the new presenter of The National Geographic Channel's reboot of its documentary/panel discussion hybrid TV series, "Explorer"

 

Richard Bacon (TV presenter) - Beginning on 14 November 2016, the U.S. worldwide educational cable network National Geographic Channel debuted its "global" overhaul and rebranding of the channel with its entirely new primetime lineup that night: the much-anticipated, multi-million U.S.-dollar docudrama miniseries "Mars", followed by the NGC reboot of "Explorer", and "Star Talk", a lighthearted panel-discussion series loosely centered around astrophysics and astronomy, hosted by astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson


2017

The Dubai Mall - The Dubai Mall was featured in the documentary show called Megastructures that aired on the National Geographic Channel In January 2017, Forbes recognized Dubai Mall as one of the top shopping malls in Dubai

 

Fritz Haber - Haber's life and relationship to Albert Einstein was portrayed in "Genius" which aired on National Geographic Channel from 25 April to 27 June 2017

 

Nat Geo Kids is cable TV channel broadcasting kids, and was launched on Latin America in July 1, 2017 and Brazil in September 1, 2017 add something

 

Dian Fossey - In December 2017, "Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist", a three hour series, aired on the National Geographic Channel, The series tells the story of Fossey's life, work, murder and legacy, using archive footage and still images, interviews with people who knew and worked with her, specially shot footage and reconstruction

 

On December 14, 2017, in a deal, The Walt Disney Company announced it will buy the majority of 21st Century Fox add something


2018

Chris Packham - In August 2018, Packham co-hosted "Yellowstone Live" on National Geographic Channel with TV host Josh Elliott, a four-night event showcasing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with feeds from dozens of live cameras and seven camera crews


2019

Neil deGrasse Tyson - The National Geographic Channel announced on January 3, 2019 that they were putting further episodes of Tyson's program, "StarTalk", on hiatus as "to allow the investigation to occur unimpeded"

 

Disney officially closed the deal on March 20, 2019, adding Nat Geo into its portfolio of networks add something