National Geographic Channels International today made it official, announcing the launch of Nat Geo People. From today’s anouncement:
Scheduled to launch early next year in 50 countries, Nat Geo People represents the next progression in National Geographic Channels International’s expanding portfolio of networks. Nat Geo People replaces Nat Geo Adventure in markets where Nat Geo Adventure currently broadcasts. The network will be available in HD and both linear and non-linear formats across Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Nat Geo People will feature stories of notable individuals and fascinating subcultures found across the globe through programmes like David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Food Lover’s Guide To The Planet, Ladyboys, Don’t Tell My Mother and Hook, Line & Sisters. READ MORE »
New York was named Magazine of The Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors last night, while National Geographic took four Ellies, including a pair for digital media. Among the notables honored: The Mother Jones exclusive that featured the now-infamous “Romney 47 percent” video that helped define the 2012 presidential election won in the Video category, and The Atlantic won for Website. Stephen King won his second National Magazine Award, this one for the Harper’s Magazine fiction piece “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation”. Here’s the full list of winners:
NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS 2013 WINNERS
Magazine of the Year
Adam Moss, Editor in Chief
Ben Williams, Online Editorial Director
May 28, October 22 and November 12 Print and iPad Editions
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National Geographic’s Killing Lincoln premiered to a network record-breaking 3.4 million viewers last night. Based on Fox News channel host Bill O’Reilly’s book of the same name, the show is the first original factual drama from the network.
(WASHINGTON, D.C. — February 18, 2013) National Geographic Channel’s Sunday night premiere of KILLING LINCOLN – the network’s first original factual drama – proved to be the perfect way to honor President’s Day Weekend with stellar ratings that averaged a whopping 2.6 HH rating – tied for the second highest HH in network history – and a 1.1 P25–54 on Sunday, February 17, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
KILLING LINCOLN also averaged 3.4 million persons 2+ over the entire two-hour premiere, the highest total viewership in NGC’s history!
Furthermore, the 1.1 P25–54 is the highest rated P25-54 since the premiere of SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden in November 2012 (1.4 P25-54), and is more than 175% higher than NGC’s Sunday 8–10 p.m average so far this year (.4 P25–54).
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John Stockwell’s Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden will make its world premiere on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, November 4 two days before the Presidential election. Produced by Oscar winner Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt … Read More »
Billy Campbell, who plays troubled mayoral candidate Darren Richmond on AMC’s The Killing, is signing on for more killing. He has been set to play Abraham Lincoln in National Geographic Channel‘s … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: At its upfront presentation last month, National Geographic unveiled Deepsea Challenge, a 3-D feature documentary/special chronicling director James Cameron recent one-man dive last month to the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep, the ocean’s deepest point. Now the network has added a half-hour interview special with Cameron, James Cameron: Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth, which will premiere this Sunday at 9 PM. In the special, which incorporates CGI animation to illustrate the scale of the trip, Cameron recalls the highs and lows of the more than seven-year design phase of the spherical sub (called Deepsea Challenger). Read More »
James Cameron will attempt to reach the world’s furthest underwater depth, nearly 7 miles beneath the ocean’s surface. The dive to the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean will take place in a specially designed submersible in the coming weeks as part of the newly launched Deepsea Challenge, a joint scientific project by Cameron and the National Geographic Society to “conduct deep-ocean research and exploration to expand our knowledge and understanding of these largely unknown parts of the planet.” Here’s the release: Read More »
The Reveille cohorts are back in business together. In one of his first major deals since taking the reins of National Geographic as president, Howard Owens has signed a three-for-one project deal with Ben Silverman’s Electus. It includes the development … Read More »