FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL GOES FULL THROTTLE WITH
THREE NEW SERIES OF SURVIVAL, GUTS AND GLORY, PUSHING
THE LIMITS OF EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURE:
THE RAFT FROM BRIAN CATALINA ENTERTAINMENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH ELECTUS
REMOTE SURVIVAL FROM EYEWORKS USA
THE WATCH FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STUDIOS
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 14, 2014) – Tim Pastore, president, original programming and production, National Geographic Channel US, today announced three new series that will fuel viewers’ appetite for adventure and curiosity: THE RAFT, REMOTE SURVIVAL and THE WATCH.
Driven by the network success of Wicked Tuna, Life Below Zero, Ultimate Survivor Alaska and the new series Live Free or Die, NGC continues to offer programming that tests the limits of human survival, providing inside access into daring lifestyles and pioneering spirits of real people who either choose to live their lives on the edge of civilization or push themselves to the brink of human endurance.
“We’re working with trusted partners, taking risks and breaking new ground in showcasing diverse and fearless human stories,” said Pastore. “Our audience continues to look to us for original, authentic and unexpected programming that embodies a sense of exploration and fortitude that is inherent in National Geographic’s legacy, and these new series represent our continued effort to find new ways to bring these stories to our viewers.”
New Series Include:
The Raft (Brian Catalina Entertainment in association with Electus, LLC, U.S. only)
Premieres Spring 2015
From Brian Catalina Entertainment, the creator of NGC’s hit series Ultimate Survivor Alaska, and in association with multimedia studio Electus, LLC, comes the next great reality adventure series. Two pairs of strangers are dropped in a life raft into the ocean, miles away from the closest land. They are left stranded at sea for six days. Armed with their guts and driven by adrenaline, their goal is to survive in the middle of the ocean with limited supplies and get back to the mainland before their time is up. The thrill of watching who has what it takes to survive in the open water is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Remote Survival (Eyeworks USA, Global)
Premieres Winter 2015
If you were left alone in the wilderness, would you be able to survive if the only help you had was an outdoor survival expert giving you lifesaving direction … in your ear? National Geographic Channel tests the tenacity and techniques of individuals dropped in the middle of nowhere with this new twist on the survival format. With no previous survival experience, no shelter and no food, all they have is the help of a survivalist watching their every move from a remote location with the latest surveillance technology, guiding them through the harshest landscapes to help them get out alive.
The Watch (National Geographic Studios, Global)
Premieres Spring 2015
There is a hidden world where the most hardened, independent and obsessive individuals have made a choice to live in solitude. They are the lighthouse keepers, the night watchmen, the lone wolves who once lived among us but now are on solitary patrol against foes and predators, real and imagined. The Watch is their watch of The Restless seas, the blackest skies and the phantom prowlers. And The Watch is our watch of them, thanks to surveillance cameras that follow their every move. The result is equal parts anthropology and a unique brand of psychological thriller.
Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages.
The Raft is produced by Brian Catalina Entertainment for the National Geographic Channel. For Brian Catalina Entertainment, Brian Catalina is executive producer.
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