Another of the new channels to launch on November 15th is Nat Geo Wild, with docos on Earth’s many environments and the creatures that inhabit them.
It will add to the other Nat Geo channels already on offer – National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD and Nat Geo Adventure.
Promising ‘intimate encounters with wildlife, forbidding ocean depths, remote mountain peaks, sweeping plains and deep jungles’ the channel will feature experts and scientists including resident herpetologist Dr Brady Barr, filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert and aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan.
Ric Burns Managing Director of Nat Geo Aus / NZ says, “In a country renowned for its mix of cute and deadly wildlife, Nat Geo Wild is a magnificent addition to the televisual landscape. Australian families now have the opportunity to experience the best wildlife documentaries from around the globe and their own backyard.”
The channel’s debut line-up will include the six part series Wild Russia, taking in one of the world’s great wildernesses; Orca Killing School, featuring the deadliest pod of killer whales on the planet; and Frogs: The Thin Green Line, exploring the environmental crisis facing Australia’s amphibians.
Nat Geo wild is part of the new Kids & Music or Knowledge & Adventure packages.