CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications today announced its 'North America: This Is Our Land' sweepstakes. Cox Advanced TV customers can enter to win a trip for four to the Grand Canyon at www.CoxMyNorthAmerica.com. The contest, available from May 16 through June 16, 2013, supports the new seven-part series NORTH AMERICA on Discovery Channel. In the series, Discovery Channel turns the lens toward its homeland and captures a land where life collides with hostile, untamed wilderness in the most diverse, deadly environment on Earth. NORTH AMERICA begins its journey Sunday, May 19 at 9PM ET and runs through Sunday, June 16; it will air on Cox channel 31/1031HD in Hampton Roads, Cox channel 14/1014HD in Roanoke, Cox Channel 73/1073HD in Fairfax and Channel 55/1055HD in Fredericksburg.
Traveling the continent for more than three years from the sub-zero Canadian tundra to the tropical rainforests of Panama, Discovery's first, independently-produced natural history landmark series, NORTH AMERICA, reveals that "survival of the fittest" is truly the law here amid threatening terrain and ferocious weather. Crews spent 2,830 days on location on 250 separate expeditions, capturing more than 850 hours of footage.
"Discovery Channel consistently provides in-depth natural history programming", said Betty Jo Roberts, vice president of field marketing for Cox Virginia. "This series explores the continent in incredible detail and the winner of this sweepstakes will get to see one of its many wonders, the Grand Canyon, up close and personal."
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for seven years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.1 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications