FOX International Channels Middle East (FICME) has announced the launch of Nat Geo People – a brand new channel that offers unfiltered, intimate access to the true, amazing and inspiring stories of real people all over the world. Exploring the emotional and experiential journeys of fascinating individuals whose everyday lives both astonish and resonate, Nat Geo People embodies the hallmark characteristics of the National Geographic brand through innovative storytelling and powerful narrative.
Nat Geo People provides partners and viewers with a diverse mix of programming that complements sister channel National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild. Scheduled to launch on March 1, 2014 on Pay TV platforms across the Middle East & North Africa, Nat Geo People represents the next progression in FOX International Channels’ expanding portfolio of networks. The network will be available in HD and both linear and non-linear formats across the region. Nat Geo People will feature stories of notable individuals and fascinating subcultures found across the globe through programmes like David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Food Lover’s Guide to the Planet, Don’t Tell My Mother andHook, Line & Sisters.
National Geographic Channelwill continue to differentiate itself with an extensive offering of lean-in programming that embraces adventure, exploration, world events and science while Nat Geo People will be devoted to the stories of people and cultures found around the world.
Nat Geo People’s key programming titles includes:
David Rocco’s Dolce Vita – Celebrity chef David Rocco puts his unique style and passion for bringing interesting people and great food together in this remarkable series. Based in Italy, each 13-part season captures the magic that happens when recipes and food are enthusiastically shared.
Food Lover’s Guide to the Planet – Exploring some of the world’s most delicious cuisines, the series tells an intimate culinary tale through the eyes of foodies from around the world.
Hook, Line & Sisters – Sisters and female fishing duo Sierra and Memry trek to a remote Alaskan location to earn an entire year’s living in just three short months, competing in the high-stakes, male-dominated world of commercial fishing in seven exciting episodes.
Don’t Tell My Mother – Criss-crossing the globe, French journalist and host Diego Buñuel ventures to dangerous and inaccessible countries as well as burgeoning megacities to offer an eye-opening encounter and insider look at life inside these amazingly diverse areas.