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National Geographic Channels International Launches New Channel – National Geographic Wild

Washington, DC (August 10, 2006) - National Geographic Channels International announced today the launch of its new wildlife channel: National Geographic Wild. The channel first launches in Hong Kong with further expansion expected globally. In Hong Kong, National Geographic Wild will be available to viewers on 21 August exclusively on NOW Broadband TV. National Geographic Wild offers the world’s best wildlife programs; the Channel brings viewers a true, authentic experience of all aspects of the animal kingdom. The blue-chip programme line-up includes Dangerous Encounters, Real Serengeti, Thunderbeast, Kill Zone, Beauty and the Beast Leopard Story and Zambezi troop. “National Geographic is known for its commitment to high quality natural history programmes. We are delighted to offer viewers that commitment in this new wildlife channel”, said David Haslingden, CEO of National Geographic Channels International. National Geographic Wild is NGCI’s first bilingual wildlife channel, available to Hong Kong viewers in both English and Cantonese. # # # About National Geographic Wild Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife ever seen on television. Backed by its unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, National Geographic Wild brings viewers documentaries entirely focused on the animal kingdom and the worlds they inhabit. From the most remote environments, to the forbidding depths of our oceans, to the protected parks in our backyards, National Geographic Wild uses spectacular cinematography and spellbinding storytelling to take viewers on unforgettable journeys into the wild world. National Geographic Wild is part of National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) and is now available in Hong Kong with further expansion expected globally. About NGCI National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) invites viewers to re-think the way they see television - and the world - with smart, innovative programming. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Television (NGT), FOX Entertainment Group and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education. Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S. which is a joint venture of NGT and Fox Cable Networks Group) is available in over 290 million homes (including day-part households) in 164 countries and 27 languages.
For further information, contact: National Geographic Channels International: Cherry Johal Yates Tel: + 202 912 6689 cyates@ngs.org
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