National Geographic Channel (Asia)

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National Geographic Channel (Asia)
National Geographic Channel logo
Launched 1 January 1994 (as NBC Asia)
1 August 1998 (as National Geographic Channel Asia)
Owned by National Geographic Television & Film
21st Century Fox
(STAR TV
and Fox International Channels)
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan "This is who we are"
Language English
Broadcast area Asia
Headquarters Hong Kong
Formerly called NBC Asia
(1 January 1994-31 July 1998)
Replaced NBC Asia
(1 January 1994-31 July 1998)
Replaced by National Geographic Channel Asia
(1 August 1998-now)
Website [1]
Availability
Satellite
Astro
(Malaysia)
Channel 553 (SD)
Channel 573 (HD)
D-Smart
(Turkey )
1 December
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 551 (SD)
Channel 552 (HD)
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 569 (SD)
Channel 558 (HD)
Indovision
(Indonesia)
Channel 202
Channel 436 (HD)
Aora TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 204
Cignal Digital TV
(Philippines)
Channel 76 (SD)
Channel 115 (HD)
DishTV
(India)
Channel 51 (HD)
Sun Direct TV
(India)
Channel 61 (HD)
Airtel Digital TV
(India)
Channel 5341 (HD)
G Sat
(Philippines)
Channel 22
Dream Satellite TV
(Philippines)
Channel 28
TelkomVision
(Indonesia)
Channel 601
CBTV Sat
(Hong Kong)
Channel 306
ADD TV
(Middle East)
Channel 2620
TVB Pay Vision
(Hong Kong)
Channel 66
HKC Sat, Cable TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 52
DishHD
(Taiwan)
Channel 216
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 39 (SD)
Channel 78 (HD)
Lippo Vision TV
(Indonesia)
Channel TBA
OrangeTV
(Indonesia)
Channel 600
Top TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 202
Topas TV
(Indonesia)
Channel TBA
Skynindo
(Indonesia)
Channel 28 (SD)
Channel 4 (HD)
Yes TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 444
Cable
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 110
Channel 361 (HD)
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 41 (Digital)
Channel 171 (HD)
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 55 (Analog)
Channel 41 (Digital)
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 62
Channel 331 (HD)
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 569 (SD)
Channel 558 (HD)
UCS
(Bangladesh)
Channel 30
FDI Digital Cable
(India)
Channel 500
IndosatM2
(Indonesia)
Channel 126
Macau Cable TV
(Macau)
Channel 51
Jogja Medianet
(Indonesia)
Channel ???
Hathway (India) Channel ??? (HD)
Max3 (Indonesia) Channel ??? (HD and SD)
Parasat Cable TV
(Philippines)
Channel 72
StarHub TV
(Singapore)

Channel 411 (SD)


Channel 457 (HD)
MediaNet
(Maldives)

Channel 400 (SD)


Channel 805 (HD)
IPTV
PEO TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 50
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 215 (SD)
Channel 218 (HD)
Groovia TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 61
IndosatM2
(Indonesia)
Channel 10
PTCL Smart TV
(Pakistan)
Channel 62
Mio TV
(Singapore)
Channel 201
Channel 202(Nat Geo Play)
Channel 203(HD)
Streaming media
PLDT My DSL (Watchpad) (Philippines) Channel 10
M2V Mobile TV
(Indonesia)
Channel 10

National Geographic Channel Asia (Nat Geo Asia, was formerly known as NBC Asia from 1 January 1994 until 31 July 1998) is a 24-hour Asian subscription television channel that features non-fiction, factual programming involving nature, science, culture and history, produced by the National Geographic Society, just like History and the Discovery Channel.

It was launched on 1 January 1994 by the partnership and distribution with STAR TV is a Hong Kong-based pan-Asian satellite network owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox a replacing the NBC Asia channel on 1 August 1998. As of 2008, the Asian version of National Geographic Channel is available in over 56 million homes. NGC Asia has six different channels feeds.

History[edit]

NBC Asia (1 January 1994-31 July 1998)[edit]

On 1 January 1994, NBC it was officially launched to grand inaugurated a pay television channel in Asia called NBC Asia available in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cayman Islands, Micronesia, British Virgin Islands, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, South Korea, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau, Republic of China, Thailand and Philippines at how many of 20-countries of the Asia it like of NBC Europe, NBC Asia featured most of NBC programs as well as NBC Nightly News (a flagship daily evening primetime television news program for NBC News), The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and Late Night. Like its European counterpart, it could not broadcast United States-produced primetime shows due to rights restrictions. It also had NBC Sports for the latest action in selected sporting events such: NFL on NBC (a subsidiary of NFL), MLB on NBC (a subsidiary of MLB), NBA on NBC (a subsidiary of NBA) and NHL on NBC (a subsidiary of NHL). During weekday evenings, NBC Asia had a regional evening news program. It occasionally simulcast some programs from CNBC Asia and MSNBC.

National Geographic Asia (1 August 1998-now)[edit]

On 1 August 1998, NBC Asia was replaced by the National Geographic Channel. As is the case with NBC Europe, however, selected The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and Late Night episodes and Meet the Press can still be seen on CNBC Asia during weekends. CNBC Asia shows NFL games and also brands them as Sunday Night Football.

Operating channels[edit]

  • National Geographic Channel Asia - This channel has bilingual feed with English and Cantonese in selected programs only.
  • In Indonesia, the channel available in HD and SD with English audio and Indonesian subtitles in almost all programme.
  • National Geographic Channel HD Asia
  • National Geographic Channel India - This Channel Telecasts All Programs in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu & Bengali
  • National Geographic Channel Israel - With Hebrew Subtitles.
  • National Geographic Channel HD Israel
  • National Geographic Channel Middle East - Simulcast from NGC Asia from 11:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. H.K. Time.
  • National Geographic Channel Philippines - Separated from the Asia feed with local advertisement, local programming, TV shopping and selected programs are exact same time as Asia feed. (Joint Venture with OmniContent Management Inc.)
  • National Geographic Channel Taiwan - With Chinese Subtitles.
  • National Geographic Channel HD India
  • In Malaysia and Singapore, the National Geographic HD channel that is broadcast is not the Asian feed, It is the American feed. However, any US ads that air are replaced with Malaysian or Singaporean ads, and they switch some latest episodes to older ones.

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