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Secrets of the Elephants premiers this Earth Day
Elephants are powerful, loving and wise, but we are only starting to unlock their deepest secrets. The ground-breaking, award-winning natural history franchise Secrets Of returns this Earth Day with its next installment, Secrets Of The Elephants, with a premiere on Disney+ as well as across Africa on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, StarSat 221). 27 Mar 2023 Read more

National Geographic to premiere brand new episodes of Team Sayari this Autumn
The Walt Disney Company Africa, together with its project partners USAID, the US State Department and WildlifeDirect are pleased to announce that brand new episodes of Team Sayari will premiere on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) this March. Following a successful launch and enthusiastic reception, viewers can look forward to more adventures in the natural world with episodes premiering on the channel every Saturday at 1pm (CAT) / 2pm (EAT) from 4 March 2023. 1 Mar 2023 Read more

Snake Month slivers onto National Geographic Wild this March
There are more than 3,000 species of snakes on the planet and they're found everywhere except in Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and New Zealand. Of those, an estimated 500 species call Africa home. This March on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221), Sundays are dedicated to showcasing these elusive creatures from 11:45 right through to 20:30 (CAT) every week, featuring intriguing and sometimes exhilarating snakey stories from across the world. 20 Feb 2023 Read more

Big cat Sundays this February on National Geographic Wild
Lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards and other big cats roar onto television screens in intriguing specials 31 Jan 2023 Read more

Festive feast of live sport lined up for Christmas Day on ESPN
Live basketball and American football for sports fans across Africa soccer returns on Boxing Day 20 Dec 2022 Read more

ESPN Africa and sign boxing sponsorship
The Walt Disney Company Africa and today announced that they have entered into a multi-event sponsorship for the ESPN Africa Boxing series. The agreement officially kicks off with the ESPN Africa Boxing 21 event that will take place in Johannesburg on 22 September 2022. 20 Sep 2022 Read more

ESPN Africa and sign multi-event sponsorship announced as official sponsor of the ESPN Africa Boxing series. 13 Sep 2022 Read more

National Geographic channels reveal summer/spring 2022 content slate
  • National Geographic and National Geographic Wild to take viewers further this spring and summer, with premieres of several premium productions
  • Channels now broadcast in high-definition
  • Highlights include: Team Sayari, America's National Parks, Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge, Europe from Above S4, Tut's Toxic Tomb, World of Flavor with Big Moe Cason, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Showdown, and Critter Fixers S2 9 Sep 2022 Read more

  • Team Sayari revealed as title for National Geographic Kids Africa programme
    First-of-its-kind in Kenya, nature-based, tech-infused set design for 26-episode series, based in Nairobi. 16 Aug 2022 Read more

    National Geographic Photo Competition 2022 now open for entries
    #ExploreNaturalAreas themed competition open to amateur and professional photographers across South Africa 2 Aug 2022 Read more

    National Geographic Wild celebrates 10 years of Sharkfest with biggest Sharkfest to date this July
    Nearly 30 hours of new, epic programming and over 60 hours of enhanced content will span four weeks across National Geographic Wild. National Geographic continues to shine a light on new and exciting shark science With Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS) partnership. 30 Jun 2022 Read more

    Local snake wrangler joins National Geographic Wild Show
    Mbali Mtshali joins Snakes in the City to co-host new season together with Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett. "Snakes are more afraid of us than we could ever be of them," says local snake handler. 24 Jun 2022 Read more

    Production commences on National Geographic Kids Africa educational entertainment series
  • Series aims to inspire lasting, impactful behaviour change in young viewers in Africa, inspiring the next generation of environmental advocates by providing them with the knowledge and skills to understand, conserve, and protect the world around us.
  • Local series presenters announced.
  • Kenya-based White Rhino Films announced as production partner. 21 Apr 2022 Read more

  • ESPN's Built To Play launches first project in Africa
    Football field opened in Makoko, Nigeria
    Programme adds coaching and training support for sustainable venue for community
     15 Mar 2022 Read more

    National Geographic Wild's Big Cat Month 2022 celebrates local filmmakers
    National Geographic Wild's 11th Big Cat Month showcases lifetime of wildlife filmmaking by acclaimed local big-cat filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, including premiere of their first film on cheetahs, narrated by award-winning actor Jeremy Irons. National Geographic Society's commitment to conservation continues through its Big Cats initiative, which supports on-the-ground research and efforts to help protect big cats and their habitats. 27 Jan 2022 Read more

    Third season of Lost Treasures of Egypt premieres on National Geographic from 21 January 2022
    This eight-part documentary series follows a team of international archaeologists during the excavation season in Egypt. Witness the secrets of ancient Egypt being unlocked before your very eyes in the third instalment of National Geographic's immersive documentary series, Lost Treasures of Egypt, as ground-breaking new discoveries lift the lid on this intriguing ancient civilisation. Eight brand new episodes will premiere on Fridays at 19:00 from 21 January 2022 on National Geographic (DStv 181, Starsat 220). 19 Jan 2022 Read more

    The headlines you remember, the ending you don't. Just weeks after 9/11, terror struck a second time
    National Geographic premieres scientific thriller The Hot Zone: Anthrax, featuring co-stars Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn, on 5 December 2021. 24 Nov 2021 Read more

    Disney Junior premieres Spidey And His Amazing Friends from Marvel Animation this October
    Spidey, Miles Morales and Ghost-Spider Team Up With Hulk, Black Panther and Others to Protect Their Neighbourhood 4 Oct 2021 Read more

    Nat Geo's Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted serves up season 3 with local chefs cooking along
    Gordon Ramsay is back for another all-action global culinary adventure, tasting and traversing his way through Portugal, Croatia, Mexico, Texas, Puerto Rico, Iceland and more! 23 Sep 2021 Read more

    Nat Geo commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11 with groundbreaking documentary series
    In official collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the six-part series offers an in-depth and visceral account of September 11 using archive and first-person testimony from first responders and survivors 11 Aug 2021 Read more

    National Geographic announces largest Sharkfest yet; kicking off Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth premiere
    Fan-favourite event Sharkfest to span four weeks with 21 hours of original programming and 60 hours of enhanced content
     28 Jun 2021 Read more

    Genius: Aretha; the next instalment in Emmy award-winning anthology series to premiere on Wednesday, 30 June
    The third season of the limited series starring Cynthia Erivo as the Queen of Soul, 
    Aretha Franklin, and Courtney B Vance as CL Franklin 
    will premiere on National Geographic across Africa
     8 Jun 2021 Read more

    The Grand African Green Up to premiere on National Geographic this World Environment Day weekend
    Documentary depicts how 100 million hectares of land across Africa are being restored 24 May 2021 Read more

    Hit sci-fi thriller War of the Worlds returns for a highly anticipated second season
    Award-winning cast returns including Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones
     16 Apr 2021 Read more

    National Geographic launches #ExploreWithNatGeo photographic competition in South Africa
    South Africans encouraged to capture the epic in every day, in competition open to amateur photographers from 7 March to 3 April
     5 Mar 2021 Read more

    2021 NFL Super Bowl to air live on ESPN across Africa
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take on defending champions Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida 1 Feb 2021 Read more

    National Geographic Wild's Big Cat Month 2021 features 7 premiere specials highlighting big cats
    Big Cat Month kicks off 7 February 2021 with the premiere of Jade Eyed Leopard, narrated by award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and directed by acclaimed local big-cat filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert

    National Geographic Wild's 10th Big Cat Month highlights the National Geographic Society's commitment to conservation through its Big Cats initiative, which supports on-the-ground research and efforts to help protect big cats and their habitats

     19 Jan 2021 Read more

    National Geographic announces epic upcoming factual entertainment series and specials
    National Geographic festive season premiere programming includes Atlas of Cursed Places, India from Above and Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller 3 Dec 2020 Read more

    Biggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive season
    Fans to catch up on every single episode leading up to extended 10th season premiere next March
     25 Nov 2020 Read more

    Covid-19 is just a wake-up call
    National Geographic docu-special Virus Hunters, a chilling chronicle of the heroic experts on the front lines to stop the next deadly pandemic

    Premiering in November 2020, Virus Hunters to serve as companion special to National Geographic magazine's single-topic November issue on Covid-19
     18 Nov 2020 Read more

    Mira, Royal Detective premieres on DStv this November
    - Set in a Fairytale Land Inspired by the Cultures and Customs of India,
    Series Has All-Star Cast of South Asian Actors
    - Leela Ladnier, Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone,
    Jameela Jamil and Aasif Mandvi Lead the Cast of the Animated
    Mystery-Adventure Series
     28 Oct 2020 Read more

    The Walking Dead celebrates 10th anniversary
    Whisperer War set for an epic conclusion, plus additional episodes as 10th season gets extended 23 Sep 2020 Read more

    Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-Natal
    When the second season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, premieres on 26 August at 9pm CAT on National Geographic (DStv 181, StarSat 220), South African audiences are in for a treat. Not only does the season start with Ramsay cooking in South Africa, but beloved local Chef Zola Nene also accompanies him on his culinary adventure in KwaZulu-Natal. 19 Aug 2020 Read more

    National Geographic announces limited series 'Barkskins' to premiere with back-to-back episodes over 4 weeks beginning Thursday, 13 August
    From Scott Rudin Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios and created by Elwood Reid, this epic eight-part series is based on Annie Proulx's New York Times bestselling novel

    Featuring a stellar ensemble cast led by David Thewlis and Marcia Gay Harden, viewers will be transported to 17th-century New France in a story filled with mystery, drama and grit

     20 Jul 2020 Read more

    The champs are back, and they're ready to chomp!
    National Geographic and National Geographic Wild's Sharkfest 2020 kicks off this July, with its biggest lineup ever in a four-week Sharkfest marathon
     23 Jun 2020 Read more

    Killing Eve to premiere with Facebook Watch party this week
    When the award-winning spy-thriller series Killing Eve premieres in South Africa this Wednesday, 6 May 2020, viewers will not only be able to watch it on Fox (DSTV 125 and StarSat 131) at 8.45 CAT but also, in a first for Fox Africa, on Facebook earlier in the evening. 6 May 2020 Read more

    National Geographic commemorates Earth Day this April
    "Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference." - Dr Jane Goodall 7 Apr 2020 Read more

    National Geographic celebrates Women of Impact this March
    Five-month programming line-up kicks off with Oscar-nominated documentary feature, The Cave 19 Feb 2020 Read more

    Sea of Shadows - premieres 6 December on National Geographic
    The fight to save the world's most endangered whale from vicious drug cartels, enviro-thriller Sea of Shadows premieres on National Geographic 6 December 2019 at 21:00. 5 Dec 2019 Read more

    National Geographic takes to the skies with stunning new series Europe From Above
    New six-part series boasts spectacular aerial footage to showcase some of Europe's most vibrant countries, cultures and extraordinary landmarks. Discover Europe like you've never seen it before! 11 Nov 2019 Read more

    War of the Worlds to premiere this October on Fox
    Critically acclaimed ensemble cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Adel Bencherif, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Bayo Gbadamosi, Aaron Heffernan, Stéphane Caillard and Guillaume Gouix 24 Oct 2019 Read more

    Activate: The Global Citizen Movement, Sundays on National Geographic
    Six-part documentary series premiering 15 September 2019, will drive change for the most pressing global issues impacting humanity
     16 Sep 2019 Read more

    Gordon Ramsay serves up adventure in new culinary expedition series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
    Join Ramsay on an epic journey across the globe to Peru, Laos, Morocco, Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand. 30 Jul 2019 Read more

    National Geographic enters The Hot Zone from 3 July 2019
    Starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Julianna Margulies, the six-episode limited series hails from Fox 21 Television Studios; Lynda Obst Productions; Scott Free Productions; and Executive Producers Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and Jeff Vintar 2 Jul 2019 Read more

    Savage Kingdom 3 premieres Sunday 2 June 6pm on National Geographic Wild
    For generations, kings and queens have ruled the bountiful Eden of Mombo, but a new age of terror is dawning. Mmamotse, Commander of the hyena army steals the throne. Her rotten army spreads fear, as the lions plot their revenge. Even the untouchable Pula struggles to safeguard her legacy. As rising waters bring warring factions closer together, everyone prepares for battle. When darkness reigns, only the strongest will survive. 30 May 2019 Read more

    Season two of Fox's espionage thriller, Deep State, to premiere on 15 May 2019
    Fox reveals trailer and first look photos for anticipated second season, which stars Walton Goggins, Joe Dempsie, Karima McAdams, Anastasia Griffith, Alistair Petrie, Victoria Hamilton, Alexander Siddig, Lily Banda and Zainab Jah 2 May 2019 Read more

    Hostile Planet - from 24 April on National Geographic
    Hostile Planet, featuring Bear Grylls, premieres on National Geographic from 24 April 2019 - Wednesdays at 9pm. 9 Apr 2019 Read more

    Academy Award and BAFTA winning Free Solo to premiere on National Geographic
    An edge-of-your-seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human, physical and mental potential. 1 Mar 2019 Read more

    Nat Geo WILD's Big Cat Month highlights rarely seen behaviours in a jam-packed lineup in February
    Nat Geo WILD's ninth annual big cat event packs in five new premieres over the month of February 2019, featuring surprising behaviours and inspiring stories of big cats around the world. Every year the channel shines a light on these majestic creatures to remind people of their struggle and their importance in our world 29 Jan 2019 Read more

    How the web was won!
    Bold new series from National Geographic - Valley of the Boom - delivers the drama of Silicon Valley's internet pioneers during the dot-com boom and bust 18 Jan 2019 Read more

    Walk like Michonne at Comic Con
    The Walking Dead takes a stand at Comic Con Africa 7 Sep 2018 Read more

    Fox Africa schedule changes in July
    Prime Time viewing start-times changing to suit viewer demands 3 Jul 2018 Read more

    National Geographic gets proactive with "Planet or Plastic" campaign on World Oceans Day
    The time has come to turn the tide in the planet's favour 6 Jun 2018 Read more

    Fox Networks Group announce new executive team for African business
    Vasilis Iliopoulos becomes SVP, Fox Networks Group Africa and Greece

    Evert van der Veer joins as General Manager, Fox Networks Group, Africa
     7 May 2018 Read more

    Riveting content coming to Fox Life in the month of May
    In time for Africa Month, local shows set to entertain 2 May 2018 Read more

    Genius: Picasso starts this weekend on National Geographic
    Few painters have been as awe-inspiringly prolific as Pablo Picasso. One of the most influential and celebrated artists of the 20th century, his career spanned more than 80 of his 91 years, during which time he produced an estimated 50,000 works. His passionate nature and relentless creative drive were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and ever-shifting political and personal alliances. Constantly reinventing himself, Picasso always strove to innovate and push the boundaries of artistic expression, leading to his worldwide renown as a genius. 19 Apr 2018 Read more

    National Geographic taps Academy Award nominee Will Smith as host of One Strange Rock
    Smith to act as guide in 10-part event series from acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and award-winning producer Jane Root
     15 Mar 2018 Read more

    Fox Life kickstarts a year filled with female-driven and original African content
    Slate of original, female-targetted productions set to inspire and delight viewers across the African continent 1 Mar 2018 Read more

    Fox Networks Group in Africa announces new content deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution
    Hit shows like The Gifted, The Resident and Ghosted will be joining the Fox Africa schedule 14 Feb 2018 Read more

    Fox's brand-new thrilling espionage drama Deep State to premiere in April
    Catch your first glimpse of the highly anticipated new show with the release of an explosive first-look trailer alongside four brand-new images from Deep State. 30 Jan 2018 Read more

    Global miniseries Savage Kingdom: Uprising returns
    Last season The Wall Street Journal called Savage Kingdom "nature television as Shakespearean drama." This season brings rebellion as the sins of the lion king are carried out by his sons, premiering Sunday 3 December 2017. Nat Geo WILD's Savage Kingdom returns with Savage Kingdom: Uprising, a four-part global miniseries series event that tells an unvarnished tale of survival on the African plains. 2 Oct 2017 Read more

    National Geographic premieres miniseries, Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist
    National Geographic's three-part global miniseries, Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist, offers an intimate account of the life and legacy of the iconic primatologist, 32 years after her violent murder. The series premieres on National Geographic 6 December 2017, 20h05, and will air globally in 171 countries and in 45 languages. 30 Sep 2017 Read more

    The Story of God expands hit franchise with new series
    From the producers of the Emmy-nominated hit series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,comes a new series, premiering 14 January 2018. 21 Sep 2017 Read more

    Lee Daniels' Star S2
    The story of three girls' rise to fame, STAR's first season ended on the heels of a victory, as the singing trio caught its first big break - winning Atlanta NextFest. 15 Nov 2016 Read more