In Celebration of "Untamed Americas," the Network's Mini-Series Event, Airing on June 10th at 9 P.M. ET, National Geographic Channels Will Give Away a Chance to Experience the Americas on a National Geographic Expedition
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channels (NGC), in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, the travel program of the National Geographic Society, will give viewers the chance to win their own "untamed" experiences in Alaska (North America) and the Galapagos (South America). The "Expedition Untamed" sweepstakes runs now through June 11, and viewers can enter and get official contest rules by visiting www.natgeotv.com/untamedamericas or by going to NGC's or Nat Geo WILD's official Facebook pages.
The Alaska grand prize for one winner and a guest features an eight-day cruise through the Inside Passage, including ground transportation and round-trip airfare to Alaska; seven nights aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Sea Lion; and Zodiac, kayaking, sightseeing and hiking excursions with a team of experts. The Galapagos grand prize for one winner and a guest features a 10-day cruise through the Galapagos archipelago, including ground transportation and round-trip airfare to the Galapagos; seven nights aboard the National Geographic Endeavour; and Zodiac, kayaking, snorkeling and hiking excursions with a team of experts.
Only legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 21 years of age or older, are eligible to enter. Limit one entry per person and/or per email address per day. All entries must be received by the end of the sweepstakes period. The winners of the "Expedition Untamed" sweepstakes will be randomly selected on or about June 15. For complete contest rules and grand prize descriptions, visit www.natgeotv.com/untamedamericas.
The "Expedition Untamed" sweepstakes kicks off the premiere of Untamed Americas, airing on Sunday, June 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. This four-hour high-definition miniseries event marks the first U.S. simulcast on National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo Mundo. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Josh Brolin, Untamed Americas reveals the grit and glory in the wilds of North America, Central America and South America. Each hour explores some of the greatest wildlife spectacles, delicate dances, unbelievable endurance and against-the-odds survival in episodes dedicated to the continents' Mountains, Deserts, Forests and Coasts.
Untamed Americas is produced by National Geographic Television for National Geographic Channels. For National Geographic Television, series producer is Karen Bass, producers are James Byrne and Andrew Mitchell, senior producer is Anne Tarrant and executive producer is Jonathan Halperin. For National Geographic Channels, executive producer is Ashley Hoppin, and executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio.
National Geographic Channels
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels U.S. are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 83 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in 435 million homes in 173 countries and 37 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.
NAT GEO WILD
For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature's ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society. Part of the National Geographic Channels U.S., based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in 55 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 100 million homes in 90 countries and 28 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.
National Geographic Expeditions
The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society's mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; merchandise; and travel programs. In addition to National Geographic Expeditions, National Geographic Travel includes National Geographic Adventures and National Geographic Student Expeditions, with trips to more than 60 destinations across all seven continents. Many of these expeditions are accompanied by top National Geographic experts whose insider perspectives enrich each travel experience. All proceeds from National Geographic's travel programs support the Society's aim of increasing global understanding through exploration, geography, education and research. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information about National Geographic Expeditions, visit www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com.
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