Contact: Geoff DanielsRegion: World-wide, United States




Title: EVP and General Manager
Genre: Non-fiction
Region: World-wide, United States
E: gdaniels@natgeotv.com
W: www.natgeotv.com

About Channel

Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife ever seen on television. Backed by its unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, Nat Geo Wild is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, the environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. From the most remote environments, to the forbidding depths of our oceans, to the protected parks on our doorsteps, Nat Geo Wild will use spectacular cinematography and compelling storytelling to take viewers on unforgettable journeys into the wild world. Launched internationally in 2006, Nat Geo Wild is part of the Fox Network Group’s global suite of channels and available in more than 192 million homes in 134 countries. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.

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Nat Geo WILD programming focuses on animals first.  Program ideas must feature animals as central characters through a storyline; focus on humans’ lives that are central to animals; or feature animals in a new scientific or inventive way using cutting edge technology.  Nat Geo WILD does not script shows. All show ideas must be compelling and unique, while taking the viewer into the natural habitat of wildlife.  You can listen to a recording of the PACT webinar with Geoff Daniels on December 4 by following this link https://vimeo.com/147986219

 

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About

Geoffrey Daniels is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nat Geo WILD, which launched in the U.S. in March 2010. In this role, Daniels annually commissions more than 170 hours of original series, specials and events for broadcast on WILD globally, furthering the network’s commitment to provide extraordinary wildlife programming that inspires people to care about the planet. Under Daniels’ leadership, WILD’s ratings have increased for five straight years, making it one of the fastest growing channels in all of cable, driven by the success of events like Big Cat Week, franchise series such as The Incredible Dr. Pol, Cesar 911 & Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER and blockbuster wildlife specials including Kingdom of the Apes hosted by Jane Goodall.

In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Development and Production for National Geographic Channels International (NGCI), Daniels commissioned more than 250 hours of original programming per year for broadcast in 166 countries, 315 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. He produced nearly 400 hours of factual programming across the network’s core nature, science, adventure and world culture genres, directing breakout series such as Seconds from Disaster, Mega Structures and Air Crash Investigation. In addition, Daniels managed NGCI’s editorial relationship with strategic co-production and output partners in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Prior to joining NGCI in 2001, Daniels was Director of Development for National Geographic Television & Film, where, as part of the Program Enterprise Group, he developed and produced specials and series in support of the National Geographic Channel’s rollout worldwide and domestic U.S. launch. 

Daniels began his career in new product development at Time-Life Video & Television (TLV), where he played a key role in building TLV into one of the world’s leading home video distributors through the acquisition and marketing of Sir David Attenborough’s Trials of Life, Ken Burns’ The Civil War and in co-production with the BBC on the award-winning children’s series Growing Up Wild.  In 1996, Daniels directed Reader’s Digest’s entry into the global television market, heading up international co-productions and program catalog sales.