National Geographic is a pay television network in America and flagship channel that is governed by National Geographic Partners, which is a collective attempt between The Walt Disney Company and The National Geographic Society, with the functioning management controlled by Walt Disney Television. It was launched on January 12, 2001, headquartered in Manhattan, New York and is available to approximately 86,144,000 pay television households in the United States. The National Geographic Society utilizes the command of science, investigation, education, and storytelling to clarify and protect the wonder of our world. The network has a talented team with diverse people, ideas, interests, and skills and a career with it means working hard to achieve its mission in a collaborative and inclusive culture. It extends a distinctive opportunity to be a part of a world-class institution, a strong global brand, and an organization with an abundant history of scientific discovery and exploration. Its mission is to inspire, support and elevate diversity and inclusion in every aspect of its daily work by pushing the boundaries of what is possible.