PARAMOUNT HOME MEDIA DISTRIBUTION AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LAUNCH
NOAH EPIC JOURNEY SWEEPSTAKES
CELEBRATING BLU-RAY™ DEBUT OF BREATHTAKING ‘NOAH’ FILM
HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 27, 2014) – Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) and National Geographic announced today the NOAH Epic Journey Sweepstakes, which begins June 30, 2014, and goes through July 29, 2014. Celebrating the July 29 Blu-ray debut of the visually stunning epic “NOAH” starring Russell Crowe, the sweepstakes will offer entrants the chance to travel to one of the planet’s most pristine destinations where animals have no instinctive fear of humans. The grand-prize winner will receive a ten-day trip for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavour to the Galápagos Archipelago, a rare wilderness where visitors can snorkel, kayak and hike among species such as sea lions, domed giant tortoises, marine iguanas and Galápagos penguins. Fans can enter the sweepstakes once per day. Complete rules can be found at www.nationalgeographic.com/noahsweepstakes.
To further celebrate the home entertainment arrival of “NOAH,” National Geographic Channel will screen a special programming event on July 26 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Channel will air three specials that focus on the Bible and Noah: “Living in the Time of Jesus: Crime and Punishment,” “Search for Noah’s Ark” and “Diving into Noah’s Flood.”
Filled with “grit, grace and visual wonders [that] never cease” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), “NOAH” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD on July 29. The Blu-ray Combo pack includes over an hour of in-depth, behind-the-scenes special features that delve into bringing this epic story to the screen, filming on location in the exotic landscapes of Iceland and the colossal undertaking of creating the massive, life-sized ark.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
About National Geographic
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. With a mission to inspire people to care about the planet, the member-supported Society offers a community for members to get closer to explorers, connect with other members and help make a difference. The Society reaches more than 500 million people worldwide each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.