The Indian version of National Geographic was launched in 1998 by Star TV and is one of the largest channels in the knowledge and infotainment genre in India. It and its sister channel National Geographic Wild compete with Discovery, Animal Planet, History TV18 and Sony BBC Earth.

National Geographic Channel


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National Geographic Channel was launched in India on 1 July 1998, tying up with the then-News Corporation's Asian subsidiary Star TV in 1999. In 2000, a Hindi audio feed was launched, with more languages over the years.

2002–2005, 2014–2016

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National Geographic

2005–2014, 2016–present

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In India this logo has almost always been used since 2005; the word 'Channel' was added only for a brief period in 2014–2016, and removed after the network's worldwide rebranding in November 2016.

National Geographic HD


On 30 June 2010, Star launched National Geographic HD as the second-ever HD channel in India, Discovery HD World being the first. Until February 2016 it was shared with the Asian HD feed, like Nat Geo Wild HD. In February 2016, National Geographic HD and Nat Geo Wild HD got dedicated Indian feeds that are simulcasts of the SD feeds (Nat Geo SD has always been an Indian feed since its launch in 1998).


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Introduced after the worldwide rebrand of National Geographic in November 2016.