Nat Geo People
CountrySingapore, India
Broadcast areaInternational
HeadquartersAsia: New Delhi
America: New York City
Europe: London
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerNational Geographic Partners
(Walt Disney Television)
Sister channelsNational Geographic
Nat Geo Wild
National Geographic Abu Dhabi
Launched1 November 1999; 24 years ago (1999-11-01)
1 February 2014; 10 years ago (1 February 2014) (Turkey)
5 April 2014; 10 years ago (5 April 2014) (Germany)
1 September 2015; 8 years ago (1 September 2015) (Romania, 1st launch)
1 October 2015; 8 years ago (1 October 2015) (Poland)
18 February 2020; 4 years ago (18 February 2020) (Romania, 2nd launch)
Closed12 September 2017; 6 years ago (12 September 2017) (Germany and Austria)
28 February 2018; 6 years ago (28 February 2018) (Australia)
1 July 2018; 6 years ago (1 July 2018) (Romania, 1st launch)
1 October 2019; 4 years ago (1 October 2019) (Italy)
31 May 2020; 4 years ago (31 May 2020) (Turkey)
2 July 2020; 4 years ago (2 July 2020) (SD, Brunei)
1 October 2021; 2 years ago (2021-10-01) (Middle East and Asia)[1]
Replaced byNat Geo Wild (Europe)
Former namesAdventure One Channel (1999-2003)
Adventure One (A1) (2003–2007)
Nat Geo Adventure (2007–2014)
MENA: [2]

Nat Geo People (short for National Geographic People) is an international pay television channel owned by National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (73%) and the National Geographic Society (27%).[2] Targeted at female audiences, with programming focusing on people and cultures, the channel is available in 50 countries in both linear and non-linear formats.[3]


The channel was launched as Adventure One Channel on 1 November 1999, rebranded on 2003 as Adventure One (A1) and was later rebranded on 1 May 2007 as National Geographic Adventure, strengthening the overall Nat Geo presence.[4] All countries adopted the change, except in Europe which instead changed A1 to Nat Geo Wild.[5] Nat Geo Adventure is also a global adventure travel video and photography portal, which launched worldwide in 2009.

Nat Geo Adventure was aimed at younger audiences, providing programming based around outdoor adventure, travel and stories involving people having fun while exploring the world.

In early 2008, National Geographic Adventure Australia and Italy launched a new video sharing feature on their website called Blognotes.

In 2010, Nat Geo Adventure launched its own HD feed in Asia via AsiaSat 5.

Nat Geo Adventure Italy upgraded to HD on Sky Italia on 1 February 2012, At the time of launch (0500 UTC).

On 30 September 2013, it was announced that Nat Geo Adventure would be replaced by Nat Geo People on 1 March 2014. This would see Nat Geo People launch in HD where currently available, as well as in linear and non-linear formats, in 50 countries internationally. The rebrand would see the channel become more female-focused, with programming to focus on people and cultures.[3]

Nat Geo People was replaced by Nat Geo Wild in Germany and Austria on 12 September 2017. The channel was closed down in Australia on 28 February 2018 with all popular TV shows moving to the National Geographic Channel. Nat Geo People in Italy closed on 1 October 2019, along with the Italian versions of Disney XD, Disney in English, Fox Comedy and Fox Animation, due to Sky Italia's deal with The Walt Disney Company Italy not being renewed. In Romania, the channel closed on 1 July 2018, but will be available again in 2020. The channel closed in Turkey on 31 May 2020. On April 27, 2021, for the 21 years of television broadcasting history, Disney and Fox Networks Group announced that Nat Geo People will be closing down and will be merging with National Geographic Asia (which would also ceased its broadcasting two years later) on 1 October 2021, as well as a part of its winddown of traditional cable/satellite networks across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong in favor of Disney+ (in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines) and Disney+ Hotstar (in Southeast Asia outside Singapore and the Philippines),[1] thus the channel space once occupied by Adventure One Channel ceased to exist. The final program aired was an episode of Airport Below Zero.[citation needed]

As of 2024, Poland and Romania are the only regions where Nat Geo People is still active.


See also


  1. ^ a b Multiple sources:
    • Frater, Patrick (27 April 2021). "Disney Slashes Linear TV in Asia With 18-Channel Closure, Shifts Focus to Disney Plus". Variety. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
    • Kanter, Jake (27 April 2021). "Disney Closes 18 Asia TV Channels As It Shifts Focus To Disney+". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
    • Lai, Adrian (29 April 2021). "Disney To Shut Down 18 Channels In Southeast Asia". IGN. Archived from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (19 March 2019). "Disney Closes $71 Billion 21st Century Fox Deal". Variety. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "National Geographic International Announces Launch of Nat Geo People". Deadline Hollywood. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  4. ^ "National Geographic Channels International Launches Nat Geo Adventure" (Press release). National Geographic Channels (International). 2 April 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  5. ^ "National Geographic Channel Set to Go Wild" (Press release). National Geographic Channels (International). 7 December 2006. Archived from the original on 23 May 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2014.