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Nat Geo Wild

Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo Wild logo
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)
November 1, 2009 (Latin America)
November 15, 2009 (Australia)
March 29, 2010 (United States)
August 30, 2010 (Malaysia)
October 4, 2011 (Spain)
May 7, 2012 (Canada)[3]
Owned by National Geographic Society
Fox Cable Networks
(21st Century Fox)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
480i 16:9 letterbox format (US)
720p (HDTV US)
Slogan Think again.
Dare to Explore
Follow your instincts
Get Closer
Country Worldwide


Broadcast area Asia
Latin America
United States
Headquarters Washington, District of Columbia
Replaced Adventure One (UK)
Fox Reality Channel (United States)
Sister channel(s) Nat Geo
Nat Geo Music
DStv (South Africa) Channel 182[4]
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 204
Yes (Israel) Channel 36
Dish TV (India) Channel 471(SD), Channel 52 (HD)
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 45
Foxtel/Austar (Australia) Channel 616 (SD/HD)
Channel 1616 (SD)
Aora TV (Indonesia) Channel 201
TVB Network Vision (Hong Kong) Channel 71 (SD)
Channel 271 (HD)
DirecTV (US) 283 (SD/HD)
1283 (VOD)
Dish Network (US) 190 (SD/HD)
Astro Malaysia Channel 550
DishHD Taiwan Channel 6192
Skylife Korean Channel 84 (HD)
Cignal Digital TV Philippines Channel 77
ZAP Angola Channel 126 (HD)
Videocon d2h India Channel 461
Verizon FiOS Channel 132 (SD)
Channel 632 (HD)
StarHub TV Singapore Channel 413 (SD/HD)
First Media Indonesia Channel 111 (SD)
Channel 361 (HD)
HOT Israel Channel 45 (HD 545 )
Cable TV Hong Kong Hong Kong Channel 50 (SD)
Channel 250 (HD)
Kbro Taiwan Channel 97
TOP UP TV Thailand Channel 7
Parasat Cable TV Philippines Channel 320
MediaNet Maldives Channel 402
Channel 805 (HD)
SkyCable Philippines Channel 66 (Digital)
Channel 193 (HD)
Macau Cable TV Macau Channel 53
Destiny Cable Philippines Channel 66 (Digital)
Cablelink Philippines Channel 57
In digital India Channel 291 (SD)
Channel 889 (HD) (Hindi feed)
Available on many US cable providers Check local listings
PEO TV Sri Lanka Channel 57
now TV Hong Kong Channel 216
TrueIPTV Thailand Channel 18
QOOK TV South Korea Channel 453
AT&T U-verse Channel 266
Mio TV(Singapore) Channel 207(HD)

Nat Geo Wild (stylized as Nat Geo WILD or abbreviated as NGW) is a cable/satellite TV channel focused on animal-related programs. It is a sister network to National Geographic Channel and it is the latest channel to be jointly launched by the National Geographic Society and Fox Cable Networks. It first launched in Hong Kong on January 1, 2006,[1] focusing primarily on wildlife and natural history programming. The channel 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. The channel launched in Latin America on November 1, 2009 as a high definition channel. In 2010, it launched in the United States.

As of August 2013, approximately 57,833,000 American households (50.64% of households with television) receive Nat Geo Wild.[5]


  • Programming 1
  • Availability 2
    • Africa 2.1
    • Asia 2.2
    • Australia 2.3
    • Canada 2.4
    • India 2.5
    • Europe 2.6
    • Latin America 2.7
    • United States 2.8
  • Competitors 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6



Nat Geo Wild HD Logo


The channel launched in South Africa in mid-2009, and is available on the South African Satellite Network DSTV.[6]


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 launched in South Korea on April 16, 2009. The channel launched in India on July 31, 2009. The channel also launched in Israel on July 23, 2008. Some shows in Nat Geo Wild are aired in Tagalog in the Philippines which is also as a Multiple Language Available


The Asian version of the channel launched into Australia on November 15, 2009 on Austar and Foxtel. The high definition version launched on Foxtel on November 1, 2010. Although it was expected to launch on Austar in late 2010/early 2011,[7] however the channel isn't launching until 1 July 2012 after Foxtel brought Austar[8]


The Canadian version of Nat Geo Wild launched on May 7, 2012. Similar to National Geographic Channel, this channel is controlled by Shaw Media.[9]


The channel launched in India in 2009.It is available on all leading Satellite and Digital Cable operators.In 2013, Hindi audio feed of NG WILD was launched.As of 2014,NG WILD is available in more than 90% of Indian households.


The channel launched on March 1, 2007 in Europe,[2] and now reaches up to 10.5 million homes in the UK via subscription providers Sky and Virgin Media. In Ireland it has more than 500,000 viewers on its UPC Ireland service and Sky Digital.

Latin America

The Latin American version of the channel launched on November 1, 2009.

United States

The channel launched in the United States on March 29, 2010, replacing Fox Reality Channel.[10][11] Providers that carried it at launch include 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 April 19, 2010. DirecTV didn't carry it at launch either, but added it on June 30, 2010. Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Brighthouse Networks, Verizon FiOS, and AT&T U-verse carry the channel in 720p high definition. DirecTV added the HD feed on August 15, 2012.[12]


Nat Geo Wild's largest animal-related competitor is Animal Planet, although Nat Geo Wild focuses more on wild and exotic animals, while Animal Planet focuses more on pets and domesticated animals.

See also


  1. ^ a b "National Geographic Channels International launches new channel - Nat Geo Wild" (Press release). National Geographic Channels (International). August 10, 2006. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "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. 
  3. ^ "Shaw Media | Shaw Media invites viewers to get wildly close to animals with the launch of Nat Geo Wild". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Dstv.Com". Dstv.Com. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  5. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 23, 2013). "List of How Many Homes Each Cable Networks Is In - Cable Network Coverage Estimates As Of August 2013".  
  6. ^ "HOW TO GET THE CHANNEL - National Geographic Channel - Sub-Saharan Africa". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  7. ^ "SPEED is on the air". 'David Knox'. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  8. ^ David Knox. "Foxtel completes Austar merger". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  9. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-218
  10. ^ "Fox Reality Goes Wild as Nat Geo Spinoff". Reuters. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  11. ^ Nat Geo Wild official website
  12. ^ On August 15 four exciting channels will be available in eye-popping HD! DirecTV press release, August 15, 2012

External links

  • Nat Geo Wild - Australia
  • Nat Geo Wild - Canada
  • Nat Geo Wild - Germany
  • Nat Geo Wild - Poland
  • Nat Geo Wild - Romania
  • Nat Geo Wild - United States
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