Fox launches Nat Geo on-demand service in Europe & Africa

Fox Networks Europe & Africa is following up the launch of on-demand service Fox+ with a new non-demand factual service, National Geographic+. The new service will provide access to National Geographic’s catalogue of content, organised thematically, with portals to serve interest areas including Space, Egypt, World Cultures, Deep-sea Exploration and Human Body. Fox said that […]

Nat Geo orders tech bubble drama hybrid

National Geographic is to examine the bursting of 1990s tech bubble in a six-part drama-documentary hybrid series. Valley of the Boom will come from STXtv, and is billed as an “adrenaline-fueled ride through the culture of speculation, innovation and debauchery” that came before the bubble burst towards the beginning of Silicon Valley. Matthew Carnahan is […]

Nat Geo opens new doc umbrella

National Geographic has created an umbrella imprint that will house its feature documentary projects on the back of its big ticket climate change doc Before the Flood (pictured). National Geographic Documentary Films (NGDF) will sit within the 21st Century Fox-owned cable network, housing projects from Alex Gibney, Sebastian Junger, Simon and Jonathan Chinn, and Brett […]

Walking Dead on-demand for Sky Germany

Sky’s German operation has extended its programming deal with the channels arm of Fox, and will show the much anticipated seventh season of The Walking Dead within 24 hours of its US transmission on AMC. The pay TV operator will also add all previous seasons of the zombie series to its Sky Box Sets on-demand […]

Nat Geo to launch VR studio, Instagram series

National Geographic has unveiled plans to form a virtual reality studio and announced plans for its first Instagram video series. At its Digital Content NewFronts event in New York, Nat Geo said that NG VR STUDIO will put viewers “on the ground alongside Nat Geo explorers, photographers and storytellers through Nat GeoVR”. The factual broadcaster […]