Nat Geo HD Channel Launched in Australia Switzerland

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has further expanded its reach with the launch of National Geographic Channel HD (NGC HD) in Austria and Switzerland. Beginning this month, NGC HD will be available through the UPV digital cable TV networks in both countries.

NGC HD showcases National Geographic’s top rating programmes spanning wildlife, science, technology and culture. With world-class scientists and cutting-edge filmmakers, viewers will be transported from their living rooms into some of the most visually stunning places on earth with incredible clarity, breathtaking colour and superior sound quality.

“We are extremely pleased that our viewers in Austria and Switzerland will now be able to experience the fascinating world of NGC HD”, said David Haslingden, CEO of NGCI. “National Geographic Channel HD is television at its best, brilliantly showcasing our documentaries’ stunning imagery in a way that viewers expect from National Geographic”.

With the addition of NGC HD in Austria and Switzerland, NGCI continues to strengthen its brand throughout Europe. The core channel is available via cable, satellite and IP-TV, accounting to more than one million subscribers in Austria and Switzerland alone. NGC HD is available in territories around the world including the US, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland with further expansion expected globally.

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) invites viewers to re-think the way they see television – and the world – with smart, innovative programming. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Television (NGT) and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education through its five channels: National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Adventure and Nat Geo Music.

Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S. which is a joint venture of NGT and Fox Cable Networks Group) is available in 270 million homes in 166 countries and 34 languages.

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