General Electric aims to create high-quality branded content that will highlight scientific innovation, some of it involving scientists who work for or with the company. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are producers of the Breakthrough series that will appear on the National Geographic Channel beginning in November.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The National Geographic Channel is bringing back the “Explorer” documentary series that aired more than 2,000 films over 25 years before being taken off the air five years ago. National Geographic Channel CEO Courteney Monroe says “Explorer” is scheduled to get back on the air this summer. She said Wednesday that […]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It’s a wrap for the Alaska State Troopers’ reality show. The agency’s director, Col. James Cockrell, has let Alaska Department of Public Safety employees know by email that the state has decided not to participate in another season of “Alaska State Troopers,” which airs on the National Geographic Channel, agency spokeswoman […]
NEW YORK (AP) — National Geographic Channel is targeting a subject that’s literally over our heads, bringing it down to Earth in an ambitious two-hour special. Airing Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific, “Live From Space” will originate from the International Space Station with American astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata, who’s Japanese, as […]
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show “Snake Salvation” has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky. Jamie Coots was handling a rattlesnake at his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro when he was bitten on […]
Rentrak Corp., a digital media measurement, research and distribution company, on Tuesday said it has expanded contract with National Geographic Channel to provide cross-platform measurement and information.The multiplatform contract includes access to Rentrak’s OnDemand Essentials and TV Essentials and adds access to Digital Download Essentials service. Digital Download Essentials is a performance reporting and auditing […]
The month-long dispute over programming fees between Dish Network and News Corp. is over. The two companies announced Friday that they have reached a distribution and carriage agreement restoring FX, National Geographic Channel, and Fox’s 19 regional sports networks to the satellite provider. It also averts further programming blackouts. Dish’s contract to carry dozens of local Fox TV stations was set to expire at midnight on Sunday.