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FNG to launch Nat Geo VOD service across Europe and Africa

Fox Networks Group (FNG) is launching a new on-demand factual-focused service that will bring National Geographic content to Europe and Africa in 2018. Created by FNG Europe & Africa, National Geographic+ will ...
December 4, 2017

Fox Networks Group (FNG) is launching a new on-demand factual-focused service that will bring National Geographic content to Europe and Africa in 2018.

Created by FNG Europe & Africa, National Geographic+ will provide access to Nat Geo’s catalog, with topics including space, Egypt, world cultures, deep-sea exploration and human body.

National Geographic+ will evolve to include new topics on a monthly basis, or in response to world events. It will be available on-the-go and across multiple screens, with the capability to download for offline viewing.

Through partnerships with black, a division of mobile operator Cell C in South Africa, Denmark’s quad player YouSee and Greece’s Cosmote TV, National Geographic+ will launch in in those three countries with further deals to be announced in 2018.

Short form and 4K will also be part of the new service, along with the new scripted programs such as Mars (pictured), The Long Road Home and the Emmy nominated Genius.

National Geographic+ follows the debut of Fox+ earlier in the year. Currently available in nine countries across the region, with more launches to come in 2018, the entertainment-focused service offers on-demand access to shows from the TV library of 21st Century Fox.

“Consumers are at the heart of our non-linear services; people are used to marathon viewing for scripted, but there hasn’t been a simple and effective way to offer similar experiences within Factual,” said Jan Koeppen, president, Fox Networks Group, Europe & Africa, in a statement. “By introducing National Geographic+, we are combining our 129 years of visual storytelling with our rich history of product innovation to ensure that factual stands out in the on-demand world.”

 

About The Author
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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