Fox launching National Geographic+ VoD service
December 4, 2017
Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa has unveiled a new non-linear service. Created by FNG Europe & Africa, National Geographic+ will provide exclusive access to the vast catalogue of National Geographic, with the award winning visual storytelling delivered through carefully curated topics.
Space, Egypt, World Cultures, Deep-sea Exploration and Human Body are just a few of the topics that will be available when the service debuts in 2018.
Utilising an innovative approach to content curation, National Geographic+ will also be a flexible platform, allowing the service to be timely and relevant in relation to current affairs and anniversaries. Constantly evolving, with new topics on a monthly basis, or in response to world events, National Geographic+ will provide viewers the opportunity to indulge in their interests and passions.
Through partnerships with black, a division of mobile operator Cell C, YouSee and the OTE Group for inclusion in COSMOTE TV, National Geographic+ will launch in South Africa, Denmark and Greece, with further deals to be announced in the new year.
“Consumers are at the heart of our non-linear services; people are used to marathon viewing for scripted, but there hasn’t been a simple and effective way to offer similar experiences within Factual,” said Jan Koeppen, President, Fox Networks Group, Europe & Africa. “At National Geographic, we are passionate about taking our viewers further, to encourage exploration and a better understanding of the world in which we all live. By introducing National Geographic+, we are combining our 129 years of visual storytelling with our rich history of product innovation to ensure that factual stands out in the on-demand world.”
Short form and 4K will also be an important part of the new service, along with the new scripted programmes such as MARS, The Long Road Home and the ten-time EMMY nominated Genius, starring Geoffrey Rush and directed by Ron Howard.
Integrated seamlessly into its MVPDs’ platforms, National Geographic+ has been designed to be available on the go, across multiple screens along with download for offline viewing capabilities.