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NGCI answers call of the Wild

Nat Geo Channels has launched a new channel: National Geographic Wild. Aren't there already heaps of wildlife on Nat Geo? Actually, depending on the region, NGCI EVP of content Sydney Suissa says the core channel has as little as 10% to 25% of its sked devoted to wildlife. 'It's really focused on science and investigations... wildlife is just one of the genres we treat. The Wild channel will be exclusively about life in the animal kingdom.'
September 1, 2006

Nat Geo Channels has launched a new channel: National Geographic Wild. Aren’t there already heaps of wildlife on Nat Geo? Actually, depending on the region, NGCI EVP of content Sydney Suissa says the core channel has as little as 10% to 25% of its sked devoted to wildlife. ‘It’s really focused on science and investigations… wildlife is just one of the genres we treat. The Wild channel will be exclusively about life in the animal kingdom.’

Already on air in Hong Kong – in English and Cantonese – Nat Geo Wild’s global rollout will happen over the next few months, says Suissa, with a launch in Singapore likely in October, and in European territories ‘in the not too distant future.’ With the budget dependent on how many territories the rollout covers, Suissa anticipates commissioning from 20 to 40 hours over the coming year.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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