ADVISORY, June 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
National Geographic will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of World Ocean’s Day, as part of their ongoing efforts to protect and preserve the oceans and to introduce National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, a first-in-kind immersive entertainment experience coming to Times Square in October.
In honor of the occasion, Dr. David Gruber, Chief Scientific Advisor for National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey and award-winning marine biologist, will ring the Opening Bell.
National Geographic Encounter uses ground breaking technology to take audiences on a breathtaking journey across the Pacific Ocean where they come face-to-face with its greatest wonders and mightiest creatures.
National Geographic Encounter is produced, developed, and managed by the creative minds of SPE Partners, under license from National Geographic. SPE Partners has engaged a world-class creative team that includes an Academy, GRAMMY® and Emmy® Award-Winning Team to create this ultimate undersea experience.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, June 5, 2017 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
National Geographic Encounter Media Contact:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About National Geographic Partners LLC:
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About SPE Partners
SPE Partners, LLC, is a New York City-based entertainment developer, founded by entertainment executives Alexander Svezia and William Pennell, with the vision of transforming the cinematic experience. The company is run by managing partners Svezia, Pennell, Christine Kurtz, a 25-year executive in New York commercial real-estate, and Chief Creative Officer Lisa Truitt, a 29-year veteran of National Geographic film, television, and specialty cinema. SPE aims to expand and revolutionize entertainment and storytelling, while delivering world-class guest experiences. SPE Partners is launching its portfolio of entertainment properties with National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey.
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