National Geographic Channels International


Fox reshuffles Nat Geo Partners pack

Several National Geographic Partners executives will change roles after an international restructure. This follows 21st Century Fox taking control of its joint venture with the National Geographic Society and the establishment of National Geographic Partners. Two changes see Fox Networks Group’s general manager for Mexico, Lorenzo Orozco (below, right) named NGP’s GM and senior VP […]

Nat Geo buys ORF national park doc

National Geographic Channels International has acquired ORF Universum documentaries Making an Ancient Forest – Kalkalpen National Park and Dolomites – in the Heroes’ Garden. The deals were among a number the commercial arm of Austrian broadcaster ORF, ORF Enterprises, closed at the German Screenings. SRC in Canada also bought 4K wildlife doc Wild Venice, Return […]

Nat Geo buys France 3 Hitler doc

National Geographic Channels International has acquired worldwide rights to Hitler’s Death Army: Das Reich. The two-part factual series looks at the final year of the infamous German elite division Das Reich, which is known for mass murders during World War II. The 2x60mins series, from Patricia Boutinard Rouelle’s Nilaya Productions and with a budget of […]

Nat Geo buys Cindy Crawford eye hospital doc

National Geographic Channels International is among buyers of The Hospital in the Sky, a documentary featuring supermodel Cindy Crawford and about a mobile training hospital. SBS One in Australia, Choice TV in New Zealand, SIC CARAS in Portugal, BTV in Bulgaria, HRT in Croatia and ABS-CBN in the Philippines have also acquired the 1x60mins documentary. […]

Quick-turnaround Nepal doc for Sky 1, Nat Geo

The UK’s Sky 1 and National Geographical Channels International are getting a quick turnaround doc on the Nepal earthquake disaster, as a second quake today threatens thousands of lives. Today, two weeks after a major earthquake took 8,000 lives in the Asian country, a second quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck. The BBC […]

Nat Geo hires London content exec

National Geographic Channels International has hired Simon Young to commission and exec produce series from its London content hub. Young will work across the NGCI slate and also commission for the international arm of National Geographic Channel. As commissioning executive producer, Young will report to Hamish Mykura, NGCI’s executive VP, and head of international content. […]

Nat Geo buys Hitler’s Last Year

National Geographic Channels International has acquired WWII special Hitler’s Last Year. NGCI will put the two-part doc out on its international channels later this year. It will also go out on Nat Geo in the US. The doc is sold by France-based distributor Zed, which struck the Nat Geo deal. It documents the final year of […]

Nat Geo orders ITV Studios Norway ob doc

National Geographic Channels International has commissioned an ob-doc about Scandinavian tow truck drivers from ITV Studios Norway. The untitled doc is NGCI’s first format fully shot in Norway, and its first with ITVS Norway. It will go out across the 21st Century Fox-backed broadcaster’s European channels footprint. The show follows “the wild and rugged men […]

Nat Geo performs Dino Autopsy, revives Explorer

National Geographic Channel has commissioned a two-hour special that will see scientists, anatomists and vets build an anatomically correct Tyrannosaurus Rex, and is also bringing back a long-running doc strand. The show will use “cutting-edge special effects” and input from specialists to create a picture of the giant dinosaur. It will debut this summer. Impossible […]

Nat Geo hires international commissioner from Fox

National Geographic Channels International has recruited Mark Francis to commission original factual content for its channels around the world from its London content hub. Francis will be vice president, global acquisitions, at NGCI. He joins from Fox International Channels Asia-Pacific and Middle East where, as VP, production and development for factual and unscripted, commissioning for […]

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