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.
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
Onscreen logo bug.
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).
Introduced after the worldwide rebrand of National Geographic in November 2016.
Notes: 1Originally owned, sold or discontinued by The Walt Disney Company India before its acquisition of Star. 2Joint venture with Tata Group. 3Sold to ABP Group. 4Sold to CJ ENM. 5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V and Channel V India. 6Sold to China Media Capital. 7Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%). 8Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Defunct since 1 October 2021. 9Relaunched as Pinoy Box Office, later known as PBO.