National Geographic Channel (South Korea)

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National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel logo
Launched Circa 2002
Owned by NGC Networks Korea, LLC
(National Geographic Society and CJ E&M)
Picture format 480i (SD)
720p (HD)
Slogan "Live Curious"
Headquarters Seoul
Sister channel(s) Mnet
KM
tvN
OCN
Channel CGV
XTM
O'live
Chunghwa TV
Tooniverse
Super Action
Ongamenet
Badook TV
CatchOn
OnStyle
StoryOn
OCN Series
Website http://www.ngckorea.com
Availability
Satellite
SkyLife Channel 402 (SD)
Channel 82 (HD)
DirecTV Channel 2086
Cable
Available on most South Korean cable systems Check local listings for channels
IPTV
U+ TV Channel 43 (HD)

National Geographic Channel is a South Korean subscription television channel that airs non-fiction television programs produced by the National Geographic Society. It is owned by NGC Networks Korea, LLC, a joint venture between the National Geographic Society (NGC) and CJ E&M, a subsidiary of the CJ Group.

Prior to the launch of NGC in South Korea, video documentaries produced by National Geographic Society were broadcast on the terrestrial TV channels. Previously, a Pan-Asian version, operated by STAR TV (a News Corp subsidiary), was available to South Korean viewers. However, it was replaced by a dedicated local version broadcast from Seoul in around 2002.

The South Korean version broadcasts documentaries by National Geographic, all dubbed in Korean. But because of South Korean regulations, it also airs South Korean productions.

The South Korean version is available on SkyLife satellite TV platform and on local cable TV systems nationwide. Outside South Korea, a version of NGC Korea, distributed by Radio Korea Media Group, is available on DirecTV (once a News Corp subsidiary) in the United States alongside the U.S. version, and is part of the Korean Direct package.

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