Nat Geo to launch new channels in Germany & Austria

MUMBAI: With the upcoming launches of National Geographic Channel HD and Nat Geo Wild, Fox International Channels continues expanding its channel portfolio in the German and Austrian TV markets. Starting in July, Nat Geo Wild will be available in the Sky Welt package together with National Geographic Channel, which has been airing on the Munich-based pay TV platform since 16 May. National Geographic Channel HD will also be available on the platform, further enhancing the Sky HD offering.

Fox International Channels Germany MD Diego Londono said, "The launches of Nat Geo Wild and National Geographic Channel HD represent an important step in the growth of Fox International Channels into the German and Austrian market. The two channels are strong performers for National Geographic Channels International, demonstrating great success in European countries including Italy, France and UK and in other territories worldwide. Now, thanks to Sky these channels will be available to German and Austrian viewers as well and will increase the offering of high-quality factual programming on the platform."

Premiere CEO Mark Williams added, "With Nat Geo Wild and National Geographic Channel HD two very high-quality channels are added to the Sky offering. Subscribers dedicated to extraordinary documentaries and to High Definition quality will love these channels."