Nat Geo Plans Live Special To Be Broadcast From Space Station

Nat Geo's Space Station Broadcast --

It’s National Geographic Channel — in spaaace!

The cabler has announced “Live from Space,” a global two-hour special to premiere in March. Event program from Arrow Media will broadcast live from the International Space Station and Mission Control in Houston and offer viewers a glimpse into the ISS and spectacular views of Earth and space.

Special will air on Nat Geo in 170 countries along with Channel 4 in the U.K. During the live broadcast, viewers will be able to videochat with ISS astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata.

“We’re thrilled to be making this unique event for NGC Worldwide,” adds Arrow Media’s creative director, Tom Brisley. “The technological and logistical challenges of broadcasting live from space may be enormous, but there’s no bigger buzz than creating mind-blowing content that works in micro gravity, on the world’s largest spacecraft!”

“Live from Space” is exec produced by Brisley, Al Berman and Sally Dixon, along with Madeleine Carter.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading