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National Geographic (American TV channel)

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National Geographic (formerly National Geographic Channel; abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo or Nat Geo TV), is an American subscription television channel launched by National Geographic Partners. Its programming is based on approximately 45-minute documentaries on scientific exploration, history, nature and culture, among others.

National Geographic
National Geographic Channel logo
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersManhattan, New York City, U.S.
Picture format720p HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerNational Geographic Global Networks
(Disney General Entertainment Content and National Geographic Partners)[1]
Sister channels
LaunchedJanuary 7, 2001; 23 years ago (2001-01-07)
Former namesNational Geographic Channel (2001–2016)
Streaming media
YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, Vidgo TV, DirecTV Stream

The National Geographic channels were previously mostly controlled by Fox International Channels, but due to Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox they are now controlled by Disney and its divisions.


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  1. Low, Elaine (November 10, 2020). "Disney Reorganizes TV and Streaming Content Units Under Peter Rice". Variety. Retrieved November 10, 2020.

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