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Apple TV Gains New National Geographic Channel

Apple today updated the Apple TV with a brand new National Geographic channel, bringing popular National Geographic shows and content to the company's set-top box. National Geographic first announced plans to introduce an Apple TV channel in November.

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The channel includes shows like Life Below Zero, Live Free or Die, The Incredible Dr. Pol, and more. As with the company's iOS apps, content is available through the Apple TV channel the day after it airs on television. The channel also offers on-demand access to back episodes of popular shows.

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Like many of the channels on the Apple TV, accessing content like full on-demand episodes requires authentication with a cable TV provider. For those without a cable subscription, there are a few select episodes available for free, plus there are digital shorts and clips from shows available for viewing.

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54 months ago
Another channel to hide
Rating: 12 Votes
54 months ago
Come on Apple. BBC iPlayer for the UK!
Rating: 8 Votes
54 months ago
needs more content for the UK and countries other than US only
Rating: 7 Votes
54 months ago
Maybe a good idea to mention in the main article that it's just for the US.
Rating: 6 Votes
54 months ago
National Geographic channel sucks. As with other, "educational" channels like Discovery and History, insightful documentaries have long since been replaced with reality shows, "stories from the bible", "ghost hunters", "alien encounters", etc. As someone else already commented, "meh, another channel to hide on my Apple TV."

If you want the sort of programming that people expected from National Geographic, just turn to PBS' Nightline and NOVA.
Rating: 5 Votes
54 months ago
The more channels they add the more likely my Apple TV can completely replace my SD set top box in my bedroom. Then I can get HD content without the added equipment cost from my tv provider.
Rating: 3 Votes
54 months ago
Apple come on why another chanel just for USA and Canada, bring more content to Europe.

Think i'll switch to Chromecast.
Rating: 3 Votes
54 months ago
Please Tim, share good news on this come Monday. Those of us that are cord cutters are starting to feel the lack of love. My hope is that it is not a brainless decision to put content that requires a cable subscription on the ATV. My hope is that there is a master plan that will be announced that finally opens all this content to those of us that refuse to pay comcrap and other cable companies the stupid amounts of money for zero content (if you want content like HBO, you have to pay extra) and terrible service.
Rating: 3 Votes
54 months ago

"Needs" depends on who is needing.


If they want to keep the AppleTv relevant in those markets then I'd say the ones who "need" it are Apple not the UK consumer - who can already go elsewhere (any number of Android set top boxes, or FireTv) and get those services like BBC iPlayer
Rating: 2 Votes
54 months ago
Do people actually watch this channel?

To this date, I only have Netflix showing on my ATV2. Everything else they keep adding gets hidden including HBO.
Rating: 2 Votes

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