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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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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