National Geographic Wild, originally Nat Geo Wild, was launched in India on 30 June 2010 along with six other Fox channels: Nat Geo Music, Nat Geo Adventure (later Nat Geo People), BabyTV, Fox Crime, FX and National Geographic HD. All of the other six channels, except National Geographic HD and BabyTV HD, have been shut down or discontinued in India.1
Initially, the Southeast Asian feeds of these channels were shown in India, though local Indian feeds were introduced for most of them in later years. In February 2016, dedicated Indian feeds were introduced for National Geographic HD and Nat Geo Wild (SD and HD), along with a Hindi audio feed for the latter.2
On 27 January 2020, Nat Geo Wild in India rebranded to National Geographic Wild, in line with its international counterparts.
Nat Geo Wild
National Geographic Wild
On 27 January 2020, Nat Geo Wild in India rebranded to National Geographic Wild, in line with its international counterparts. The new on-screen logo drops the words Nat(ional) Geo(graphic), keeping only Wild instead.
- Fox Crime and FX got dedicated Indian feeds in 2012, but Fox Crime shut down in 2015, and FX followed in 2017 (along with FX’s HD feed, which had been launched in late 2015, and Star Movies Action). The SD versions of Nat Geo Music, Nat Geo People and BabyTV—which always had an international feed, and never a dedicated Indian feed—were withdrawn from India in February 2019 after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s new channel packaging rules. The HD versions of Nat Geo People and Music were withdrawn in June 2019 and were replaced by full-fledged Tamil and Telugu versions of National Geographic. BabyTV HD is still running in India.
- Dedicated Indian feeds for Fox Networks Group channels were announced in 2014 and launched on 1 February 2016. At the same time, a Hindi audio feed was introduced for Nat Geo Wild, with Tamil and Telugu audio feeds being launched subsequently.
Part of Disney India (The Walt Disney Company)
Star India (Special logos)
Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus HD (Other), Star Bharat HD and Star Utsav | Movies: Star Gold HD, Star Gold 2 HD, Star Gold Select HD and Star Utsav Movies
English: Entertainment: Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD | Movies: Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD (SD upcoming) | Lifestyle: Fox Life HD | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic HD and Wild HD | Kids’: BabyTV HD1
Regional languages: Tamil: Star Vijay HD, Vijay Music and Vijay Super | Telugu: Star Maa HD, Star Maa Movies HD, Star Maa Music and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna HD and Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet HD, Asianet Plus and Asianet Movies | Bangla: Star Jalsha HD and Jalsha Movies HD | Marathi: Star Pravah HD
English: Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 (HD upcoming) | Hindi: Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports First | Regional languages: Star Sports 1 Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bangla and Marathi
Star Sports Select: Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 HD
Upcoming channels: Star Sports 1 Malayalam and Star Sports 1 Gujarati
Africa: Star Life (HD in South Africa, SD elsewhere)
Former channels and properties:
Defunct: Life OK HD/Star One | Star Movies Action | FX (India) HD | Fox Crime (India) | Channel V (India) | ESPN India (HD) | Movies OK | Nat Geo Tamil | Nat Geo Telugu | ESPN Star Sports
Divested: News network3 (Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) | Star CJ Alive4 | MTV5
Discontinued1: Nat Geo Music HD, Nat Geo People HD and BabyTV
1Withdrawn from India in March 2019 (SD feeds) and June 2019 (Nat Geo Music and People HD); BabyTV HD is still running in India. They were run by Fox Networks Group Asia; there was no dedicated Indian feed.
2Joint venture with Tata Group.
3Sold to ABP Group.
4Sold to CJ E&M.
5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
Non-Indian companies using the Star brand:
Taiwan: Star Movies HD (Taiwan)
Disbanded channels and properties:
China: Star China Media1 (Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star)
Southeast Asia2: Star World (Asia) and Star Movies (Asia, Philippines and Taiwan), MTV3
Indonesia: antv4 | Film Indonesia
Philippines: Viva Cinema5
South Korea: Channel V (Korea)
1Sold to China Media Capital.
2Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Now owned by Fox Networks Group.
3Formerly a joint-venture with Viacom but ended in 1994. MTV Southeast Asia later relaunched in 1995.
4Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%).
5Relauched as Pinoy Box Office.
Subsidiaries: National Geographic Partners
Note: All media ventures are part-owned with The Walt Disney Company.
National Geographic (HD): Abu Dhabi2 | India | International | Latin America | North America
National Geographic Wild (HD): Asia | Australia | Africa | Canada | Europe | India | Latin America | Middle East | United States
Other channels: Nat Geo People (HD) | Nat Geo Music | Nat Geo Mundo | Nat Geo Kids