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National Geographic Channel premieres ‘Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey’ in Asia

03:46 PM March 05, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines – National Geographic Channel (NGC) and FOX will be featuring a fantastic new series in March 2014 that will change the way human beings think of astronomical events and our place in the universe. “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey” is a long-awaited sequel to the landmark series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” written and hosted by renowned space visionary Carl Sagan in the 1980s. The new show will premiere simultaneously on NGC and FOX on March 12 at 10 PM.

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Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey

“Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey” tells us how human beings developed their concept of the laws of nature and their place in the universe. It offers a grand view of the cosmos as it covers their pursuit of knowledge and the ever-expanding boundaries of astrophysics. Besides re-inventing elements of the original series, such as the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination, the show will use new modes of scientific storytelling to communicate the ideas that have helped build our identity within the vastness of space. “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey” unfurls each scientific discovery in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology to reveal a bloom of knowledge that has allowed us to behold the grandeur of the universe.

This television event was spearheaded by Seth MacFarlane, creator of the animated series “Family Guy,” who may be considered by most an unlikely champion for such a project. An enthusiast of astronomy and astrophysics, MacFarlane proved he was dead serious about the project by teaming up with Sagan’s original collaborators on “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” Ann Druyan and Steven Soter. Fans of Sagan’s “Cosmos” can rest assured that his closest collaborators have made certain that the update stayed true to Sagan’s vision while revealing new insights about the universe in which we live.

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“Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey” will be hosted by popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of New York Times bestsellers “Death By Black Hole” and “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.” Tyson has the power to make the most profound secrets of the universe understandable in the simplest terms while remaining a firm and credible authority over the subject matter.

Confident that “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey” would become as celebrated as the Emmy Award and Peabody Award winning series from the ‘80s, both NGC and FOX in the US aired the show, and this rare occurrence will happen again in Asia on March 12. The Asian premiere of “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey” will happen simultaneously on NGC and FOX, reaching a far wider audience and inspiring a whole new generation of astrophysicists.

Tune in to “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey” on March 12, 2014 at 10 PM on National Geographic Channel and FOX to witness a groundbreaking television event.

About The National Geographic Channels International

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Ventures and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education through its six channels: National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Wild HD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo Mundo.

Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S., which is a joint venture of NGV and Fox Cable Networks Group) is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages.

For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.

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About FOX International Channels (FIC)

FOX International Channels (FIC) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports, movie and lifestyle channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 48 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.6 billion cumulative households worldwide.

In Asia, FIC operates or distributes 30+ channel brands, including the FOX, STAR and National Geographic brands, with over 100 feeds across 14 markets. As the leading pay-TV network in the region, we reach more than 550 million cumulative subscribers across Asia Pacific and the Middle East with offices in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Australia, New Zealand and the UAE. For more information, please visit www.foxinternationalchannels.com.

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