National Geographic Chief Gary Knell Discusses Disney+
With Disney completing its purchase of 21st Century Fox this week, we should start hearing more about the new National Geographic content coming to Disney+. Especially as Disney are promoting National Geographic as one of the core 5 brands of the new streaming network including Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars.
Recently National Geographic Chief Gary Knell spoke with Variety’s Strictly Business podcast about the future of National Geographic under Disney’s contract and he shared a few interesting things on Disney+.
“We are perfectly positioned to be part of that portfolio and connect with this curious tribe of people around the world, which is what National Geographic has been all about for about 130 years,”
He said they are really excited to be working with Disney and he said that they will be making exclusive content for Disney+ and that National Geographic library of shows will be available on demand, rather than through live feed of their channels. National Geographic will continue in its linear
With Disney’s push towards with its plans for Direct-To-Consumer, National Geographic is perfectly suited for this move. They are also hoping to push National Geographic that Fox wasn’t as strong in, such as Theme Parks, Consumer Products and Travel. He believes National Geographic will see lots of growth under Disney.
Check out the full interview below: