Silicon Valley spawned some of the world's most influential people and recognizable brands during the 1990s tech bubble. Valley of the Boom pulls back the curtain and introduces the audience to the real stories of these founders' friendships, rivalries, victories and failures. Told with unparalleled access to the most groundbreaking and prominent figures in the tech world, the six-part limited series will follow the stories that made the history of the era.
To celebrate the holiday season, National Geographic will make the first two episodes of the upcoming limited series Valley of the Boom available for free beginning December 21st in advance of the series' broadcast premiere. The two episodes will be released unauthenticated on NationalGeographic.com and on the National Geographic TV app, which includes mobile and connected devices such as AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast and more. Additional platforms the two episodes will be available include Facebook, YouTube, VOD, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu.
"This series is yet another big creative swing for National Geographic so we felt it was important to create a meaningful sampling opportunity across all platforms in advance of the linear premiere," said Christian Drobnyk, EVP Programming Strategy & Acquisitions at National Geographic Partners. "As an added bonus, instead of avoiding your family this holiday season by playing on the internet, you can avoid your family by watching a show about the internet. A win-win for all!"
To promote the two-episode giveaway, National Geographic created a custom promotional piece, inspired by the traditional holiday yule log, starring Valley of the Boom's Lamorne Morris. In the spot, Morris, dressed in his best holiday sweater, is seen cozied up by the fire, reading a "Night Before Christmas" style poem about the 1990's internet boom and feeding the fire with dollar bills.