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NGCI sends Nat Geo People into CEE

National Geographic Channels International is sending its Nat Geo People brand into Central and Eastern Europe with launches slated for Romania and Poland (Pictured: David Rocco's Dolce Vita)
August 18, 2015

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has extended the distribution of channel Nat Geo People into Central and Eastern Europe.

NGCI’s latest brand will launch in Romania on September 1 through Telekom, with Poland’s Cyfrowy, Poldat and nc+ following on October 1. The deal will also see National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild added to both existing channels, while Poland will additionally receive Fox.

Nat Geo People, which replaced Nat Geo Adventure in 2013, offers intimate and inspiring stories focusing on real people and includes such series as David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, which follows the Canadian chef’s adventures through Italy; 4 Babies A Second, detailing various stories of childbirth; Forbidden Love, documenting unconventional relationships; Banged Up Abroad, exploring stories of people arrested while traveling abroad; and Ladyboys, which charts the connection between UK expats and their “ladyboy” lovers in Thailand.

The move follows on the heels of launches in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Turkey.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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