National Geographic (South Korean TV channel)

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National Geographic Channel
LaunchedFebruary 2004
Owned byNGC Networks Korea, LLC
(National Geographic Society and The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific)
Picture format 720p HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganLive curious
Headquarters Seoul
SkyLife (South Korea)Channel 402 (SD)
Channel 82 (HD)
U+ TV (South Korea)Channel 43 (HD)

National Geographic Channel is a South Korean subscription television channel that airs non-fiction television programs produced by the National Geographic Society. It is owned by NGC Networks Korea, LLC, a joint venture between the National Geographic Society (NGC) and The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

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Prior to the launch of NGC in South Korea, video documentaries produced by National Geographic Society were broadcast on the terrestrial TV channels. Previously, a Pan-Asian version, operated by STAR TV (a News Corporation subsidiary), was available to South Korean viewers. However, it was replaced by a dedicated local version broadcast from Seoul in February 2004.

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The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations in the world. Founded in 1888, its interests include geography, archaeology, and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. The National Geographic Society's logo is a yellow portrait frame—rectangular in shape—which appears on the margins surrounding the front covers of its magazines and as its television channel logo. Through National Geographic Partners, the Society operates the magazine, TV channels, a website, worldwide events, and other media operations.

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