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National Geographic (Australian and New Zealand TV channel)

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National Geographic
Launched1 September 1997[1]
Owned byThe Walt Disney Company (Australia)
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
New Zealand
Sister channel(s)Nat Geo Wild, ESPN, ESPN2
Timeshift serviceNational Geographic +2
FoxtelChannel 610 (SD/HD)
Channel 641 (+2)
Channel 1610 (SD)
Sky (NZ)Channel 072
Channel 204
FoxtelChannel 610 (SD/HD)
Channel 641 (+2)
Channel 1610 (SD)
Optus TVChannel 610
TransACTChannel 301
Fetch TVChannel 121
Foxtel PlayChannel 610
Vodafone TV (NZ)Channel 072
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 610

National Geographic is a subscription television network in Australia and New Zealand that features documentaries. It features programming around subjects such as nature, science, culture and history documentaries plus some reality and pseudo-scientific entertainment programming. It is the Oceanic version of the American National Geographic channel and owned by The Walt Disney Company in Australia. Since 2020, it is the only Disney-owned network in Oceania (alongside Nat Geo Wild and ESPN) that broadcasts as a linear television channel, with Disney Channel and Disney Junior being shut down in favour of the streaming service Disney+.[2]


The National Geographic is an Australian television channel that features documentaries, many produced by the National Geographic Society. It features some programming similar to that on the Discovery Channel and History such as nature and science documentaries. The channel is available through Foxtel, Optus, TransTV, and SelecTV(Now defunct) in Australia. In New Zealand, National Geographic Channel is broadcast on Sky and Vodafone TV. National Geographic also has a sister channel, Nat Geo Wild.

The channels advertising sales are handled by Multi Channel Network (MCN).[3]


A high definition simulcast channel launched on 22 June 2008.[4]

On 14 November 2016, the word "Channel" was dropped from its name and branding, at the same time as other National Geographic channels around the world, as part of a global rebranding.[5]


Original Programming

  • Aussie Firework Kings
  • Aussie Recipes That Rock
  • Aussie Icons with H.G. Nelson
  • Australia: Life On The Edge
  • Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide
  • Australia’s Desert War
  • Australia's Hardest Prison
  • Tales by Light[6]

Acquired programming

See also


  1. ^ Seasons 3-5; 7; 9-present excluding "Getting out Alive" from season 13.


  1. ^ "International Geographic". Television Business International. 2 May 2010. p. 172.
  2. ^ "Shareholdings". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. ^ "MCN to represent advertising sales for Fox International Channels Australia". Launch Group. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  4. ^ Knox, David (17 June 2008). "Foxtel HD+ channels launch Sunday". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  5. ^ Knox, David (14 November 2016). "National Geographic goes Further with rebrand". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Canon and Nat Geo take viewers behind the lens". MediaWeek. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  7. ^ "National Geographic Channel Goes Under the Hood of Toyota Australia's State of the Art Production Facilities". Toyota. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Page Not Found". Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  10. ^ Purcell, Charles (17 September 2013). "NEW TONIGHT: Tamra's OC Wedding, Ultimate Airport Dubai and more". Tumblr. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.

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