Just saw the promo for it on BBC Canada. I remember reading about a previous application for Nat Geo Wild a couple years ago and they were turned down by the CRTC because Animal Planet objected, but looks like it's coming in a week.
I did a search and was surprised that no threads have been started about it, but then, I only just heard of it today, so maybe it was kept under wraps. Sadly it's a Shaw Channel, so I'm gonna have to wait a long time for it to come on Bell
Well you have to remember that lineup is just for now. Eventually they will get more shows on there once they acquire them.
Boy are you an optimist! All of these specialty channels only stay on the air by showing a minimal amount of product over and over. We've already got a 24/7 nature channel in OASIS and it barely finds enough new material to keep going.
There's also the subject of the Nat. Geo's track record to date. Few of their programs even touch on "geography" and many are repeats from sister specialty channels. I doubt if Nat. Geo Wild will be any different once their intial inventory has been aired.
How long before they try to figure out how to get The Dog Whisperer onto this channel, since it's pretty much the only show on their other channel?
Well it's about animals. Doesn't that (sort of) meet the criteria? Or perhaps when Wild starts operating The Dog Whisperer will no longer be part of the Nat. Geo's main channel programming (We can only hope).