Nat Geo Wild
|Nat Geo Wild|
Nat Geo Wild logo
|Launched||August 21, 2006 (Asia)
March 1, 2007 (Europe, Middle East & North Africa, South Africa)
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)
|Owned by||National Geographic Society
Fox Cable Networks
(21st Century Fox)
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
480i 16:9 letterbox format (US)
720p (HDTV US)
Dare to Explore
Follow your instincts
Middle East & North Africa
|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|
|OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
|Channel 515 (HD)|
|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)
|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)|
|Fetch TV (Australia)||Channel 123|
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, 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 February 2015, approximately 57,891,000 American households (49.7% of households with television) receive Nat Geo Wild.
In Singapore, the channel is carried on the StarHub TV subscription services. Astro carried the channel in Malaysia with four languages audio tracks included. Some shows in Nat Geo Wild are aired in Filipino (Tagalog) in the Philippines which is also as a Multiple Language Available.
A high definition feed launched on Foxtel on November 1, 2010. Although the HD feed was expected to launch on Austar in late 2010/early 2011, the channel did not launch until July 1, 2012 after Foxtel acquired Austar.
The channel launched in India on July 31, 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, 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.
The channel launched in the United States on March 29, 2010, replacing Fox Reality Channel. 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. The Latin American version of the channel launched on November 1, 2009.
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.
- National Geographic Channel
- National Geographic Channel Australia
- National Geographic Channel (UK)
- National Geographic Society
- Nat Geo Adventure
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- Nat Geo Wild official website
- On August 15 four exciting channels will be available in eye-popping HD! DirecTV press release, August 15, 2012
- 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