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National Geographic Abu Dhabi introduces a host of new series

Hancock, NY: Ray admires the river from inside his weir. (Photo Credit: National Geographic Channels/ Ben Trueheart)
Hancock, NY: Ray admires the river from inside his weir. (Photo Credit: National Geographic Channels/ Ben Trueheart).

National Geographic Abu Dhabi has released the highlights of its 2016 grid.

The Arabic-language station’s grid is poised to retain some of the currently running favourite series, adding exciting new ones for 2016. The new daily fare will ensure a full range of factual entertainment, with all the new series premiered as the year progresses, between 18:00hrs and midnight (UAE).

The new series introduced this month include: Wild Colombia, Japan’s Wild Year, Eat Street S5, Street Food Around The World S1, Filthy Riches S1, Inside The American Mob, Bridge The Gap + Kid Nomad: Mongolia, Animals Gone Wild S1 and The Big Picture With Kal Penn.

Meanwhile, continuing series will feature the fourth season of Wicked Tuna, and the ongoing first season of Building Wild. The channel will also feature repeats of National Geographic classic shows at 18:00hrs (6pm) UAE time, as well as strips of Ultimate Survival – Alaska and seasons 2 and 3 of Brain Games during weekdays at 19:00hrs (7pm) UAE time.

The Wildlife slot will feature three new series at 20:00hrs (8pm) UAE time, with strong repeats of wildlife and natural history shows.

Of note, National Geographic Abu Dhabi will also repeat the acclaimed Air Crash investigation series at 22:45hrs (10:45pm) UAE time on weekdays throughout January.

Further additions to the grid will be announced throughout the year.