National Geographic Channels International’s (NGCI) Chief Executive Officer Hernan Lopez has announced the creation of a programme commissions and content hub in the UK.

Following the appointment in March of Hamish Mykura as Executive Vice President & Head of International Content, NGCI will be recruiting a commissioning team reporting to Mykura based in the London office.

The London office will now be the main hub for the commissioning of series and single shows, which are for broadcast primarily on National Geographic Channel (NGC) outside of the US.