National Geographic Wild (European TV channel)

National Geographic Wild is a Pan-European pay television channel that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. It features documentaries about nature, wildlife, natural phenomenon, and earth. The channel replaced Adventure One in Europe on 1 March 2007.[1]

National Geographic Wild
Launched1 March 2007 (2007-03-01)
Owned byNational Geographic Society
Fox Networks Group
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience shareUK:
0.11% (April 2019 (2019-04), BARB)
Broadcast areaEurope
Formerly calledNat Geo Wild (2007-2019)
ReplacedAdventure One (1999–2007)
Sister channel(s)National Geographic
Fox Life
Fox Netherlands
Fox Sports
WebsiteSee listing below
Digiturk (Turkey)Channel 185 (SD)
Channel 385 (HD)
Sky (UK and Ireland)Channel 165 (HD)
Channel 839 (SD)
On Demand
Canal Digitaal (Netherlands)Channel 47 (HD)
Sky Italia (Italy)Channel 409 (HD)
Channel 459 (SD)
NOVA Greece (Greece)Channel 406
DigitAlb (Albania)Channel 11
Canalsat (France)Channel 71
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)Channel 89 (SD)
Channel 109 (HD)
Cyfra+ (Poland)Channel 73 (SD)
Channel 74 (HD)
n (Poland)Channel 73 (HD)
Neostrada TP z telewizją (Poland)Channel 78 (SD)
Channel 86 (HD)
SkylinkSD, HD, channel nr. depends on the user
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 204 (HD)
Caiway (Netherlands)Channel 27 (HD)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 264 (SD)
Channel 265 (HD)
RCS&RDS (Romania)Channel 48
UPC RomaniaChannel 311 (Digital with DVR)
Channel 51 (Digital)
Teledünya (Turkey)Channel 5 (HD)
Multimedia Polska (Poland)Channel 214
UPC PolandChannel 371 (SD)
Channel 372 (HD)
Toya (Poland)Channel 321 (SD)
Channel 341 (HD)
DELTA (Netherlands)Channel 33 (HD)
Kabel Noord (Netherlands)Channel 256 (SD)
KPN (Netherlands)Channel 87 (HD)
T-Mobile (Netherlands)Channel 83 (HD)
Meo (Portugal)Channel 124
Neostrada TP z telewizją (Poland)Channel 78
BT (UK)Channel 318 (SD)
Channel 374 (HD)
TalkTalk TV (UK)Channel 318
eir Vision (Ireland)Channel 528 (SD)
Channel 544 (HD)
Tele2 (Netherlands)Channel 21 (HD)
Streaming media
Sky Go (UK and Ireland)Watch live
Now TVWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)
Virgin TV Anywhere (UK)Watch live
Ziggo GO (Netherlands) (Europe only)


The channel was launched as Nat Geo Wild on 1 March 2007, replacing Adventure One. The channel launched its own high-definition feed in the UK and Ireland on 1 April 2009.[2]

In the Netherlands, the HD feed was launched on 14 October 2010 through Caiway,[3] later followed by KPN (8 February 2011),[4] Glashart Media (14 April 2011),[5] Ziggo (1 September 2011)[6] and UPC Netherlands (1 October 2013).[7]

Nat Geo Wild was rebranded as National Geographic Wild on 1 February 2019.[8]

On 20 March 2019, The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox, including Fox Networks Group.[9]


See also


  1. Robert Briel (20 February 2007). "Nat Geo goes Wild".
  2. Julian Clover (25 March 2009). "Nat Geo goes Wild in HD". Broadband TV News.
  3. "Uitbreiding aantal HD-zenders Caiway" (in Dutch). Digitale Kabeltelevisie. 9 October 2010.
  4. "Nat Geo Wild in HD TV pakket van KPN" (in Dutch). HDTV Nieuws. 8 February 2011.
  5. Robert Briel (14 April 2011). "Glashart voegt StarTV en NatGeo HD toe" (in Dutch). Broadband TV Nieuws.
  6. "Ziggo komt per 1 september met meer HD zenders" (in Dutch). HDTV Nieuws. 27 June 2011.
  7. Jarco Kriek (25 September 2013). "UPC biedt grootste HD-aanbod in Nederland" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
  8. Timo Niemeier (31 January 2019). "Rebranding: Aus Nat Geo Wild wird National Geographic Wild" (in German).
  9. New Disney Registration Statement
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