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 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 […]

Nat Geo goes to UK producers for brain shows

National Geographic Channels International has ordered a new series and four special about the human mind from a range of UK producers. Brain Games has been a big hit for Nat Geo in the US, where the launch of the second season garnered 1.5 million viewers. Ahead of the season two launch internationally later this […]

Nat Geo announces UK version of Doomsday Preppers

The first slate of programmes out of Nat Geo’s new programming hub has been announced and includes a formatted version of Doomsday Preppers and a series with actor and former soccer hard man Vinnie Jones. Three programmes from the content unit, which is run by Hamish Mykura, were announced: Dubai: Ultimate Airport, Vinnie Jones’ Toughest […]