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National Geographic To Telecast ‘The Secret Life Of Predators’ in September

1 July 2013 7:42 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

National Geographic announced this morning it will telecast The Secret Life Of Predators on both National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild on Friday, September 20 and Friday, September 27. The programming will air as part of its Night of Exploration programming block, with naturalist Boone Smith hosting. Nat Geo’s announcement: (Washington, D.C. – July 1, 2013) — National Geographic Channel (Ngc) CEO David Lyle today announced the channel’s next sweeping natural history event: The Secret Life of Predators. From the networks that brought viewers Untamed Americas and Great Migrations, this four-part blue-chip event from National Geographic Television will be simulcast on both National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild on Friday, September 20 and Friday, September 27 during the “Night of Exploration.” Naturalist and big cat tracker Boone Smith is the host. “The Secret Life of Predators will push beautiful blue-chip specials to the next level,” said Lyle. “At National Geographic Channels, we are »


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Alec Baldwin watches National Geographic because 'I am a grown man'

14 June 2013 2:20 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Alec Baldwin returns to TV Friday (June 14) in a more serious role, as the host of National Geographic's programming block "Night of Exploration."

"What happens is you do some of these, and you are done with it," he says. Baldwin had just taped the season's worth of introductions and was at The Explorer's Club, the National Geographic Society's Manhattan headquarters.

"I don't necessarily want to be a cable channel prestige documentary host," Baldwin says. "I don't necessarily want to get locked into a certain kind of work. I did 'Great Migrations' for National Geographic and 'Frozen Planet' for Discovery."

"I thought I was done with that and then they called with this," he continues. "This was an honor."

It's National Geographic's 125th anniversary and Baldwin will host other shows throughout the year.

Despite his seven years on "30 Rock," getting his first break on "The Doctors" and doing so much TV, »


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Studios Agree To Offer Movies And TV Shows For Nook Video

7 March 2013 9:39 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

This should help Barnes & Noble a little as it tries to turn its Nook Video into a viable alternative to iTunes and Amazon for those who want to buy movies and TV shows online. Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff have signed what the companies call “content licensing partnerships” that will “bring thousands of additional movies and TV shows for all ages and interests to the Nook Video catalog.” Movie titles include The Hunger Games, the Twilight movies, Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job, Skyfall, Rocky, Fargo, Flight, Paranormal Activity 4, Act of Valor, Safe Haven, and House at the End of the Street. TV series in the deal include Mad Men, Border Wars, Great Migrations, and Amazing Planet. “Combined with Nook’s seamless UltraViolet integration, we are offering customers one of the most dynamic and accessible movie and TV show stores available, »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor

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