The National Geographic Channel is a British television channel that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society.

The channel was launched in Europe in September 1997 and time shared initially with the failing NBC Europe until NBC Europe's demise in 1998. It later launched worldwide including in Asia and the United States. Today, the channel is available in over 143 countries, are seen in more than 160 million homes and in 25 languages.

The European versions are operated in partnership with Fox's sister company, BSkyB. This includes an English language version for the UK and Ireland, which is carried on BSkyB's own Sky Digital pay TV service as well as other cable operators.

The channel's musical signature is the Elmer Bernstein composed theme that has also appeared on the National Geographic broadcast-TV specials.