Nat Geo Wild


Nat Geo Wild scoops up DRG’s ‘Predator Land’

National Geographic has acquired natural history series Predator Land from DRG for its global Nat Geo Wild network. Produced by South Africa’s Obsessively Creative, with DRG’s Mette Kanne-Behrendsen as executive producer, the 3 x 60-minute series profiles Africa’s most iconic predatory animals. Episode one focuses on two lion prides; episode two on leopards, following mothers […]

Nat Geo’s Pastore to exit

National Geographic Channel’s Tim Pastore (pictured) is to depart his role as president of original programming and production. Pastore will formally depart the company from June 1. He has been in his programming role for four years. Nat Geo Wild’s executive vice president and general manager, Geoff Daniels, will step in Pastore’s role and oversee […]

Nat Geo Wild partners with Mashable

US cable channel Nat Geo Wild is to coproduce and co-distribute two films with Mashable Studios for the pair’s various social and digital distribution platforms. The partnership will restore National Geographic’s film archive while using online content firm Mashable’s production experience in digital-first series. Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo Wild said: […]

Nat Geo shakes up management as Fox takes over

21st Century Fox has completed its deal to take control of National Geographic and rejigged its senior management. Courteney Monroe (pictured) will become the international channels chief under the new structure and Fox International Channels exec Ward Platt will be in charge of channel distribution and commercial activity. Fox announced in September that it planned […]

Fox gets into UK free TV

Fox International Channels is getting into UK free TV for the first time with the launch of female-skewed Your TV. FIC UK currently operates pay channels Fox, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and Baby TV, but moves into the free-to-air space on Thursday, October 1 at 1pm. Your TV will focus on “sensational real-life […]

Buyers Briefing: Jeff Ford, Fox / FIC UK

Name: Jeff Ford Title: managing director, Fox International Channels UK Industry veteran Jeff Ford joined FIC UK after leaving Irish broadcaster TV3 to spend more time with his family. Known for having a keen eye for US acquisitions, his remit includes overseeing the local FOX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and Baby TV channels. […]

Blue chip to new chip: natural history with bite

Stewart Clarke speaks to commissioners, producers, distributors and digital pioneers about their efforts to reimagine the natural history genre. Alastair Fothergill is the embodiment of blue-chip, making landmark series for the BBC and films for Disney Nature, but he is now seeking to reinvent the genre, out of necessity as much as anything. “When I […]

Fox poaches Bekker to run FIC Africa

Fox International Channels (FIC) has named former Wananchi Programming managing director Hannelie Bekker as managing director of FIC Africa. Bekker will be responsible for all FIC brands in Africa, including Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Movies, FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Gold, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Baby TV. She will […]

Fox launches Nat Geo channels on Orange

Fox International Channels’ National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild have launched on the Orange pay TV platform in France. National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild have been available to Orange pay TV subscribers from May 22 in SD and HD formats. The latest distribution deal means that the channels will increase their distribution […]

Fox to launch Cosmos on all major US channels

Fox in the US has followed suit from its international channels business by planning to simulcast factual series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey across all of its main networks. The show will debut on Sunday, March 9 at 9pm ET/PT on broadcast net Fox and cable channels National Geographic Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, […]