National Geographic Abu Dhabi

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ناشيونال جيوغرافيك أبوظبي
National Geographic Abu Dhabi
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National Geographic Abu Dhabi logo
Launched July 1, 2009
Owned by National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group
Abu Dhabi Media Company
Picture format (2009-2015)
4:3 (576i, SDTV)
(2015-now)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Slogan "قصصنا من عالمكم"
"Our Stories from your World"
Country United Arab Emirates
Language Arabic
Broadcast area Arab World
Headquarters Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Sister channel(s) National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo People
Website http://www.natgeotv.ae
Availability
Satellite
Arabsat Badr 6
(SD)
11804 H - 27500 - 3/4
Nilesat 102
(SD)
12226 H - 27500 - 3/4
Nilesat 102
(HD)
12467 H - 27500 - 2/3

National Geographic Abu Dhabi (Arabic: ناشيونال جيوغرافيك أبوظبي) is a free-to-air documentary channel that started broadcasting on July 1, 2009. It is the official Arabic language edition of the National Geographic Channel. The channel broadcasts via Arabsat Badr 6, Nilesat 102, and Nilesat 103. The channel is based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., but is aimed to be broadcast for a pan-Arabian audience in the Middle East and North Africa.

The channel is solely available in Arabic, with no possible methods of switching audio language to English or any other language. The channel features broadcasts of non-fictional, documentary series, all original National Geographic shows dubbed from English. However, starting from 2013 the channel assisted in certain productions such as Ultimate Airport Dubai, and later in 2015 began independently producing original content, mostly U.A.E.-related documentaries solely in the Arabic language. The lineup of shows was initially not up-to-date with the original English channel, but overtime the scheduling improved heavily. National Geographic Abu Dhabi is considered as a free alternative to the subscription variants offered and available via OSN and beIN Network's pay TV services.

It is co-owned by the National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group & Abu Dhabi Media Company. The latter is also responsible for launching the Arabic version of the National Geographic magazine.

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