Nat Geo Wild

Nat Geo Wild
Launched August 21, 2006 (Asia)
March 1, 2007 (Europe, Middle East & 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 Partners, LLC
Picture format International:
1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for SDTVs)
United States:
720p HDTV
(downscaled to 480i letterboxed for SDTVs)
Slogan Think again. (2006-2008)
Dare to Explore (2008-2013)
Follow your instincts (2013-2016)
Get Closer (2016-present)
Country Hong Kong
United Kingdom
United States
United Arab Emirates
Language English
Broadcast area Asia
Latin America
United States
Middle East & Africa
Headquarters Washington, District of Columbia
Formerly called Adventure One (UK)
Fox Reality Channel (United States)
Replaced Adventure One (UK)
Fox Reality Channel (United States)
Sister channel(s) National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo People
National Geographic Abu Dhabi
Nexmedia (Indonesia) Channel 202
Channel 108
Channel 84 (SD)
(South Africa)
Channel 182[1]
(Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 515 (HD)
Channel 204
Channel 43
Dish TV
Channel 471(SD)
Channel 52 (HD)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 45
Channel 616 (SD/HD)
Channel 1616 (SD)
Tata Sky
Channel 712 (SD)
Channel 711 (HD)
Dish Network
Channel 190 (SD/HD)
Channel 550
Channel 550
Channel 6192
(South Korea)
Channel 84 (HD)
Cignal Digital TV
Channel 142
Channel 126 (HD)
Videocon d2h
Channel 461 (SD)
Sky Net
Channel 67 (SD)
Channel 18 (SD)
Channel 66 (HD)
Channel 305 (HD)
Good TV

Channel 54 (HD)
Dish Home
Channel 414 (SD)
Canal Digital
Channel 22 (HD)
DirecTV (US) Channel 283 (SD/HD)
StarHub TV
Channel 413 (SD/HD)
First Media
Channel 111 (SD)
Channel 361 (HD)
Channel 45 (HD 545 )
Cable TV Hong Kong
(Hong Kong)
Channel 751 (SD)
Channel 702 (HD)
Channel 97
Channel 7
Parasat Cable TV
Channel 320
Channel 402
Channel 805 (HD)
Sky Cable
Channel 66 (Digital)
Channel 193 (HD)
Macau Cable TV
Channel 420 (HD)
Destiny Cable
Channel 66 (Digital)
Channel 102 (Analog)
Channel 57
Surigao Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 42
In digital (India) Channel 291 (SD)
Channel 889 (HD, Hindi audio only)
Asianet Digital TV
Channel 408 (SD)
Available on most US operators Channel slots vary on each provider
Verizon FiOS Channel 132 (SD)
Channel 632 (HD)
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 57
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 216 (SD/HD)
(South Korea)
Channel 125
AT&T U-verse Channel 1266 (HD)
Channel 266 (SD)
Mio TV
Channel 207(HD)
Fetch TV
Channel 123
Channel 69
Channel 251
Unifi TV
Channel 509 (HD)
Streaming media
PlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television
Sling TV Internet Protocol television
Foxtel Go Channel 616
YouTube TV Internet Protocol television

Nat Geo Wild (stylized as Nat Geo WILD or abbreviated as NGW) is an international pay TV network focused primarily on wildlife and natural history programming. It is a sister network to National Geographic Channel, and the latest channel to be jointly launched by the National Geographic Society and Fox Cable Networks.

The channel first launched in Hong Kong on January 1, 2006.[2] It 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. It 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.[3]




The channel launched in South Africa in mid-2009, and is available on the South African Satellite Network DSTV.[4]

Southeast Asia

In Singapore, the channel is carried on the StarHub TV subscription services. Astro carried the channel in Malaysia with four language audio tracks included. Some shows on Nat Geo Wild are aired in Filipino (Tagalog) in the Philippines, which also have multiple languages available. Selected shows also aired on Fox Filipino.

East Asia

In Hong Kong, the channel is carried on the Now TV subscription services. The channel launched in South Korea on April 16, 2009.

Middle East and North Africa

OSN and beIN carries the channel for Middle East and North African viewers. The channel launched in Israel on July 23, 2008.


The Asian version of the channel launched in Australia on November 15, 2009 on Austar and Foxtel.[5]

A high definition feed launched on Foxtel on November 1, 2010.[6] 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.[7]

On February 1, 2015, Nat Geo Wild launched on Australian IPTV service Fetch TV.[8][9]


The Canadian version of Nat Geo Wild launched on May 7, 2012. Similar to National Geographic Channel, this channel is controlled by Shaw Media.[10]


The channel launched in India on July 31, 2009. It is available on all leading satellite and digital cable operators. In 2013, a Hindi audio feed of Nat Geo Wild was launched. As of 2014, Nat Geo Wild is available in more than 90% of Indian households. At present it's available in English, Telugu, Hindi & Tamil languages.


The channel launched on March 1, 2007 in Europe,[11] 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.[12][13] Providers that carried it at launch included 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.[14] The Latin American version of the channel launched on November 1, 2009 and it is broadcast in 1080i.

See also


  1. "Dstv.Com". Dstv.Com. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  2. "National Geographic Channels International launches new channel - Nat Geo Wild" (Press release). National Geographic Channels (International). August 10, 2006. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  3. Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  4. "HOW TO GET THE CHANNEL - National Geographic Channel - Sub-Saharan Africa". Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  5. Knox, David (October 14, 2009). "Nat Geo gets Wild in November". TV Tonight. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  6. Knox, David (November 1, 2010). "SPEED is on the air". TV Tonight. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  7. Knox, David (May 24, 2012). "Foxtel completes Austar merger". TV Tonight. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  8. Knox, David (December 9, 2014). "Fetch TV adds BBC First". TV Tonight. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  9. Perry, Kevin (December 9, 2014). "Big Blow for Foxtel as they Lose Exclusive Rights for Premium Drama Channel BBC First". Nelbie. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  10. (CRTC), Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. "ARCHIVED - NatGeo Wild – Specialty Category B service".
  11. "National Geographic Channel set to go wild" (Press release). National Geographic Channels (International). December 7, 2006. Archived from the original on May 23, 2008. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
  12. "Fox Reality Goes Wild as Nat Geo Spinoff". Reuters. 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  13. "National Geographic Channel".
  14. On August 15 four exciting channels will be available in eye-popping HD! DirecTV press release, August 15, 2012
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