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National Geographic (Asian TV channel)

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National Geographic
Broadcast areaAsia
HeadquartersHead office Mumbai, Hong Kong
Studios and production facility:
1 Fusionopolis Link, #03-01 Nexus @ One-North, Singapore 138542
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerDisney Networks Group Asia Pacific
(Disney International Operations)
Sister channels
LaunchedJanuary 1, 1994; 30 years ago (January 1, 1994)
ClosedSeptember 30, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-09-30) (Transvision and Unifi TV feeds, Indonesia and Malaysia)
October 1, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-10-01) (Biznet Home feed, Indonesia)
Replaced byTechStorm (Unifi TV)
Former namesNBC Asia (1994–1998)
National Geographic Channel (1998–2016)
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 551 (HD)
Kristal-Astro (Brunei)Channel 551 (HD)

The National Geographic Channel, also known as Nat Geo, is an Asian subscription television channel. It has non-fiction, programming involving nature, science, culture, and history. These programs are made by the National Geographic Society, just like Educational Broadcasting System, History Channel, the Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation.

The channel was launched on August 1, 1994 in partnership with STAR TV. Star TV is a Hong Kong-based satelite television service for Asia and the Pacific. It is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Nat Geo replaced the NBC Asia channel on July 1, 1998. As of 2008, the Asian version of National Geographic Channel was available in over 56 million homes. NGC Asia has eight different channels feeds.

Operating Channels

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  • National Geographic Channel Asia - This channel has a bilingual feed with English and Cantonese in selected programs only.
  • National Geographic Channel India - This channel has a bilingual feed with English and Hindi in selected programs only.
  • National Geographic Channel Korea - With Korean subtitles.
  • National Geographic Channel Japan - This channel has a bilingual feed with English and Japanese in selected programs only.
  • National Geographic Channel MENA - Simulcast from NGC Asia from 11:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. HK Time.
  • National Geographic Channel Philippines - Same with Asia feed with local advertisement.
  • National Geographic Channel Taiwan - With Traditional Chinese subtitles.
  • National Geographic Channel Israel - With Hebrew subtitles.
  • National Geographic Channel HD Asia
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