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Nat Geo launches Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari in South Africa
Hazen Audel travels to South Africa for integrated launch campaign for Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari 16 Nov 2023 Read more

Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari premieres across Africa this November

Hazen Audel embarks on epic multi-country journey across Great Rift Valley in East Africa, on foot

 3 Nov 2023 Read more

Toy Story Funday Football, a real-time alternate presentation, will air on ESPN Africa on Monday, 2 October 2023
The NFL's next gen stats player tracking data enable a virtual recreation of the game, bringing every player and every play into the "Toy Story" universe in real-time 29 Sep 2023 Read more

Building Impossible with Daniel Ashville
Brand-new engineering show with an edge - and on the edge, features Msikaba Bridge in South Africa. Six-part series airs on National Geographic from Tuesday 12 September 2023. 21 Aug 2023 Read more

ESPN Africa gears up for an unforgettable football season
Excitement awaits football enthusiasts all across Africa in the as the 2023/24 European football season gets underway. ESPN Africa will once again be broadcasting the Belgian Jupiler Pro League, English Football League, Eredivisie, and the Scottish Professional Football League. Additionally, the German DFB-Pokal Cup has been added to its programming, promising audiences across the continent an enthralling experience with the most captivating football moments from Europe. 7 Aug 2023 Read more

Sharkfest campaign emphasises local significance
National Geographic Wild's Sharkfest brings home-grown stories to life. 19 Jul 2023 Read more

Immerse yourself in the world of underwater superheroes at National Geographic's annual Sharkfest this July
Sharkfest swims up to a massive month-long event with all-new content this July on National Geographic Wild. Ground-breaking shark behaviour captured off the coast of South Africa. 29 Jun 2023 Read more

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

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