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Nat Geo launches Finnish network

The fully-localized Finnish version of the network airs male-skewing programs with subtitles, and completes parent company Fox's roll-out of the channel in the Nordics.
September 24, 2013

National Geographic Channel (NGC) has launched in Finland.

A full-localized version of the Fox International Channels-run pay-TV network went live in the European country yesterday (September 23), airing male-skewing programs with Finnish subtitles as well as local promo material and advertising.

The launch is part of the parent company’s ongoing expansion of its Nordic business. Last year, free-to-air Fox channels launched in Norway and Finland. NGC content has aired on Finnish Fox since then.

“The launch of National Geographic Channel Finland completes the process of localizing National Geographic Channel in the Nordics and is a clear demonstration of our commitment to pay-TV in Finland,” said Ase Ytreland, managing director of Fox International Channels Nordic, in a statement.

“We believe Finland offers real opportunity for the development of pay-TV and we want to do everything we can to build the market and our portfolio of channels in Finland.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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