NatGeo People launches on German cable

February 3, 2014 10.55 Europe/London By Robert Briel

ngp_darren-mcmullens-outsidersNatGeo People is launching on April 5 in Germany on the cable nets of Kabel Deutschland and Unitymedia KabelBW.

National Geographic Channels is replacing its current NatGeo Adventure in 50 countries world-wide with NatGeo People. “German people are among to first to see the new channel.”

The new channel will offer “unfiltered, intimate access to the true, amazing and inspiring stories of real people all over the world.” Nat Geo People will feature stories of notable individuals and fascinating subcultures found across the globe through programmes such as David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Food Lover’s Guide To The Planet, Ladyboys, Don’t Tell My Mother and Hook, Line & Sisters.

Marco de Ruiter, Managing Director of Fox International Channels Germany: “NatGeo People will be an international channel bringing people together in the best tradition of the National Geographic Society. The institution has been bringing extraordinary people and cultures to the public for 125 years, with NatGeo People we have developed this basic idea and translated it into modern television age. The first ‘Real Life channel’ in Germany is a refreshing addition to the local television industry and an original extension of our channel portfolio consisting of Fox, National Geographic Channel and NatGeo Wild. ”