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[November 09, 2012]

National Geographic Channel Launches The "Ultimate Prep-over" Sweepstakes, Awarding One Grand Prize Winner With $5,000 in Preps and A Home Visit From Doomsday Preppers' Experts

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sweepstakes Runs from Tues., Oct. 30 through Wed., Nov. 28, 2012, via Natgeotv.com and Doomsday Preppers Facebook Page Season Two of Doomsday Preppers Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at 9 and 10 PM ET/PT; Airs Weekly Tuesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel One lucky winner will literally receive a lifesaving grand prize when National Geographic Channel (NGC) launches the "Ultimate Prep-Over Sweepstakes," a multiplatform consumer contest featuring the grand prize of a home visit from Doomsday Preppers' experts Scott Hunt and David Kobler. Scott and Dave will pay a personal visit to the home of the winner of the "Ultimate Prep-Over Sweepstakes" to examine the residence, provide recommendations for surviving a catastrophic event and award more than $5,000 in preparation prizes.

From Tuesday, Oct. 30, to Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, fans can enter the "Ultimate Prep-Over Sweepstakes" on the Doomsday Preppers Web site or the Doomsday Preppers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/doomsdaypreppers. Facebook entrants will be asked to "Like" the Doomsday Preppers page. Entrants can also take an online quiz to test the entrant's knowledge of preparedness. At the end of the quiz, players will be given a "likely to survive score" for the end of the world and asked to enter the "Ultimate Prep-Over Sweepstakes." In addition to the grand prize, other winning rewards include four bug-out bags, filled to the brim with items needed to survive a disaster.

Rules and Regulations No purchase or subscription to cable or satellite television necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on Oct. 30, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 28, 2012. Open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Estimated value of all prizes is $9,060. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. To enter or for a copy of the Official Rules, log on to natgeotv.com/preppers.

About Doomsday Preppers National Geographic Channel's highest-rated series Doomsday Preppers begins its second season with back-to-back premiere episodes on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT. In season two, the series will introduce a plethora of individuals who are committed to thinking through every contingency plan. This season features a former SWAT officer preparing for an economic collapse; a diabetic mother stockpiling insulin to survive the devastation of an F-5 tornado she fears is coming; and a "Brady Bunch"-style prepping family with six children, who anticipate a terrorist smallpox epidemic.

For more information on Doomsday Preppers, visit natgeotv.com/preppers.

Doomsday Preppers is produced by Sharp Entertainment for National Geographic Channels. For Sharp Entertainment, executive producer is Matt Sharp and co-executive producer is Alan Madison. NGC's executive producer is Kathleen Cromley; the vice president of production and development is Charlie Parsons and the executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio.

National Geographic Channels Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 79 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channels International is available in more than 380 million homes in 163 countries and 37 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.

SOURCE National Geographic Channel

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