National Geographic Channel (South Korea)
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2012)|
|National Geographic Channel|
|Owned by||NGC Networks Korea, LLC
(National Geographic Society and CJ E&M)
|Picture format||480i (SD)
|SkyLife||Channel 402 (SD)
Channel 82 (HD)
|Available on most South Korean cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
|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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