National Geographic Wild (European TV channel)

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National Geographic Wild
National Geographic Wild logo.svg
Broadcast area Europe
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Owner National Geographic Society
The Walt Disney Company
Sister channels National Geographic
Fox Life
Fox Netherlands
Launched1 March 2007;14 years ago (2007-03-01)
Replaced Adventure One (1999–2007)
Former namesNat Geo Wild (2007–2019)
WebsiteSee listing below

National Geographic Wild is a Pan-European pay television channel that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. It features documentaries about nature, wildlife, natural phenomenon, and earth. The channel replaced Adventure One in Europe on 1 March 2007. [1]



The channel was launched as Nat Geo Wild on 1 March 2007, replacing Adventure One. The channel launched its own high-definition feed in the UK and Ireland on 1 April 2009. [2]

In the Netherlands, the HD feed was launched on 14 October 2010 through Caiway, [3] later followed by KPN (8 February 2011), [4] Glashart Media (14 April 2011), [5] Ziggo (1 September 2011) [6] and UPC Netherlands (1 October 2013). [7]

Nat Geo Wild was rebranded as National Geographic Wild on 1 February 2019. [8]

On 20 March 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox, including Fox Networks Group. [9]


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  9. New Disney Registration Statement