Written by: Soumya Sekhar
21st Century Fox has revealed plans to launch a National Geographic VOD service in some countries across Europe and Africa in 2018. However, the company hasn’t spoken about the exact launch date and the price.
Having collaborated with telcos, National Geographic+ will launch next year in South Africa, Denmark, and Greece. The company said more deals and countries will be announced soon.
Jan Koeppen, president of Fox Networks Group in Europe and Africa said, “Consumers are at the heart of our nonlinear 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. 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.”