October 21, 2014 11:27 AM ET


Company Overview of National Geographic Ventures, Inc.

Company Overview

National Geographic Ventures, Inc. engages in the creation and distribution of scientific and expedition-based content across multi-platforms and media. It creates and distributes content across multi-platforms and media providing outlets for scientific and expedition-based grants. The company operates National Geographic Television, National Geographic Television International, National Geographic Feature Films, National Geographic Giant Screen Films, Kids Entertainment, National Geographic Home Entertainment, National Geographic Interactive, National Geographic Retail, Nationalgeographic.com, National Geographic Maps, and National Geographic Digital Media that includes Digital Motion. The ...

1145 17th Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20036-4688

United States

Founded in 1995





Key Executives for National Geographic Ventures, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration
Age: 57
Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic Channel
President of National Geographic Digital Media
President of Music Labels Publishing & Radio Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

National Geographic Ventures, Inc. Key Developments

National Geographic Appoints Lynn Cutter to Lead New Travel Group; Forms New Travel Group

National Geographic has formed a new Travel Group that consolidates all of the 125-year-old Society's travel assets, including National Geographic Traveler magazine, National Geographic Expeditions, photo workshops and seminars, travel books, maps, apps, digital travel content and travel community. The new group is led by Lynn Cutter, executive vice president, National Geographic Travel. The company has formed a new Travel Group that consolidates all of the 125-year-old Society's travel assets, including National Geographic Traveler magazine, National Geographic Expeditions, photo workshops and seminars, travel books, maps, apps, digital travel content and travel community. The new group is led by Lynn Cutter, executive vice president, National Geographic Travel. The group's efforts are resonating with travelers. Expeditions' sales have increased by 80% in the past two years, traffic to the website is up 30% in the past 12 months, and the social travel community has doubled in the last year. Proceeds from all travel programs and products support the Society's aim of increasing global understanding through exploration, education and scientific research. At a time when many media companies are moving away from print products, National Geographic is reinvesting in National Geographic Traveler magazine increasing trim size, using heavier paper stock and unveiling a bold redesign with the October issue that allows for richer photography and a cleaner reader experience. The enhanced product will feature new columns from celebrated voices like Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler's Digital Nomad; Chris Elliott, one of America's best-known consumer travel experts; and leading sustainability expert Costas Christ, who will write a new column, Trending. The redesign extends to the digital iPad/tablet version.

NOOK Media LLC Announces New NOOK Video(TM) Partnerships with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media and Content Providers National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff

NOOK Media LLC announced it will bring popular movies and TV shows to its expansive NOOK Video offering through content licensing partnerships with studios and content providers including Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff. NOOK Video continues to deliver a growing and diverse catalog of favorite standard and HD movies and TV shows rendered in spectacular color and stunning definition on NOOK(R) HD, the world's highest-resolution 7-inch HD tablet, and NOOK(R) HD+, the lightest full 9-inch HD tablet. Offering instant access to a wealth of digital entertainment, NOOK Video lets customers shop a vast collection of new releases, blockbuster titles, popular television shows, favorite classics and more, available for streaming or download. NOOK's newly announced content agreements will bring thousands of additional movies and TV shows for all ages and interests to the NOOK Video catalog, including the blockbuster films 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, House at the End of the Street; independent films from Film Buff's catalog including Charles Swan and Exit from the Gift Shop; and TV shows like Mad Men, Border Wars, Great Migrations, Amazing Planet; as well as educational content via Little Pim, the foreign language learning program for young children, plus many more. NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ offer everything that customers want in a tablet, with millions of books, apps, movies, TV shows, magazines and more available in the expansive NOOK Store of more than 3 million titles. These new 7-and 9-inch tablets are lightweight, but packed with pixels to deliver text, graphics and video with stunning HD clarity so every book, magazine, movie and app looks better than ever before. Add new family-friendly features like NOOK Profiles(TM), a personalized experience that instantly transforms the device in hand to any family member's very own tablet, and has the very best reading and entertainment tablets for the whole family to share. NOOK also brings unmatched convenience and portability to customers' digital video collections. As the first UltraViolet-enabled tablets, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ seamlessly integrate a customer's UltraViolet digital video collection across their devices right out of the box. Customers can easily link their UltraViolet accounts to the NOOK Cloud(TM), allowing them to view their previously and newly purchased UltraViolet-enabled movies and TV shows across NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ devices. In addition to purchasing movies and TV shows via NOOK Video, customers can shop for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs(TM) with the UltraViolet logo in Barnes & Noble and other retail stores, add them to their digital collection, and instantly watch compatible titles from the NOOK Cloud(TM) to enjoy wherever they go and however they choose.

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