National Geographic grabs up more HD content

National Geographic logoNational Geographic's Digital Motion unit, which is essentially the digital media distribution arm of National Geographic, has just given its HD materials a boost of more than 170 hours of content. The bump comes from a combination of acquisition and licensing deals. Amongst the HD footage are: sky footage from Bernd Pröschol; 70 hours of underwater footage from Pawel Achtel; 12 hours taken from "more than 10,0000 scenes around the world" from BlackLight Films; more than 60 hours of natural vistas and time-lapse images from Glusic; and 13 hours of nature and cultural film from J Michael Media. No word on when we can expect to see the new goodies showing up in National Geographic content, though.