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Nat Geo to showcase 'Before The Flood' TVC-free

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MUMBAI On the heels of last Friday’s theatrical release of the critically acclaimed film 'Before the Flood' in New York and Los Angeles, National Geographic Global Networks CEO, Courteney Monroe, shared the network's plans to premier the show commercial free across digital and streaming platforms around the world as part of the network’s continued commitment to covering climate change.

This climate-change feature documentary produced and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens alongside producer, Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio will be made widely available beginning the same day as its global television premiere on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and 45 languages.

“In our minds, there is no more important story to tell, no more important issue facing our planet than that of climate change,” said Monroe. “At National Geographic, we believe in the power of storytelling to change the world, and this unprecedented release across digital and streaming platforms is not only a first for our network but also in our industry, underscoring how exceptional we think this film is and how passionate we are about it. We are committed to ensuring as many people as possible see this film as we head into U.S. elections.”

The documentary will be made available for free across a record number of digital and social platforms for seven days, from Oct. 30 through Nov. 6. This includes Natgeotv.com, VOD/Video On Demand (through MVPD set-top boxes), MVPD Sites and Apps, Nat Geo TV Apps (iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, Roku, Android phones, Xbox One and 360, Samsung Connected TVs), iTunes, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Sony PlayStation, GooglePlay and more. Globally, the distribution plan is also unprecedented in every market (outlined in the chart at the end of the release).

In addition, at the end of the film, viewers will get a five-minute sneak peek at MARS, from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, a global-event series that tells the epic story of mankind’s thrilling quest to colonize Mars, premiering 14 November in the US (13 November globally).

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