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Nat Geo Ventures creates new international group

National Geographic Ventures has announced the creation of National Geographic Ventures International (NGVI), a new entity which will serve to support existing Nat Geo divisions operating internationally. To be headquartered in London under the leadership of Maurice van Sabben, NGVI will create and manage new opportunities for content distribution. Van Sabben, currently president of National Geographic Television International will report to Edward Prince, COO of National Geographic Ventures. NGVI will work closely with divisional business heads to support existing international activities while looking for new partnerships and commercial activities outside of the U.S. 'National Geographic's international business has diversified significantly, from localized websites in Japan and Italy to wide distribution points for home entertainment and the creation of mobile apps and digital editions of National Geographic magazine,' says Prince. 'The creation of NGVI is a new opportunity to maximize our potential in every market.'
May 19, 2010

National Geographic Ventures has announced the creation of National Geographic Ventures International (NGVI), a new entity which will serve to support existing Nat Geo divisions operating internationally. To be headquartered in London under the leadership of Maurice van Sabben, NGVI will create and manage new opportunities for content distribution. Van Sabben, currently president of National Geographic Television International will report to Edward Prince, COO of National Geographic Ventures. NGVI will work closely with divisional business heads to support existing international activities while looking for new partnerships and commercial activities outside of the U.S. ‘National Geographic’s international business has diversified significantly, from localized websites in Japan and Italy to wide distribution points for home entertainment and the creation of mobile apps and digital editions of National Geographic magazine,’ says Prince. ‘The creation of NGVI is a new opportunity to maximize our potential in every market.’

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