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National Geographic Channel's summer 2016 TCA announcements: Climate change, gender fluidity, ivory trade VR documentary, and more
National Geographic Channel’s summer 2016 TCA announcements: Climate change, gender fluidity, ivory trade VR documentary, and more

“We are taking epic, audacious programming swings with much bigger budgets aimed at a broader audience; developed and produced with literally the very best storytellers in the world.” Courteney Monroe

By Valerie Milano


Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/22/16 –

Exec de Jour’ – Courteney Monroe (CEO of National Geographic Television Networks)


Tagline: Live Curious

Mission: To become the world’s leading destination for premium science, adventure, and exploration programming.

Franchise Players: The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Startalk

Significant new programming: MARS, Gender Revolution w/ Katie Couric


Multi-platform profile – Not discussed

Hard Numbers:


NGC has ordered 20 more episodes of Startalk

Beginning this fall NGC will reduce its commercial load up to 50 %

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board as a chief organizer of the Television Critics Association’s press tours, held twice a year in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and the Desert Aids Project, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been an active member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.