Washington, D.C. – National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has announced the launch of Nat Geo People – a new channel that offers true, amazing and inspiring stories of real people all over the world. 
The network will be available in HD and both linear and non-linear formats across Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. 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, Ladyboys, Don’t Tell My Mother and Hook, Line & Sisters

“National Geographic has covered stories of people from around the world for 125 years, and the international launch of Nat Geo People is a natural, strategic extension for NGCI, offering an exciting new way to deliver this kind of content with heart and impact”, said Ward Platt, CEO of NGCI. 

“Nat Geo People will bring viewers emotional and entertaining true stories of real people; think of it as Real TV as opposed to Reality TV. Our focus is on compelling characters who take you into riveting subcultures and on exhilarating adventures”, added Hamish Mykura, NGCI’s Executive Vice President and Head of International Content. “Nat Geo’s female viewers enjoy shows about people and cultures and we wanted to give those stories a home”.

Nat Geo People’s content and programming strategy will be overseen by NGCI’s global content hub team based in London under the leadership of Mykura, with significant input from programming teams in local markets. 

Nat Geo People’s premiere schedule 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.