G4 Canada airs exclusive Countdown to Xbox 360

New programming to be launched mid-November



November 14, 2005 – Toronto, ON – G4 Canada, the network dedicated to all things video games, is preparing to cover an entertainment milestone -- the launch of the massively anticipated Xbox 360. Countdown to Xbox 360 is a marathon look at the hype and hysteria around the launch of the much anticipated Xbox 360. Gaming fanatics won’t want to miss the unprecedented coverage of one of the most anticipated gaming system launches ever!

G4 Canada is also pleased to announce the addition of Training Camp, a hot new show to help viewers get the most out of their sports video games, to the fall programming. Also airing are Filter Holiday Hit List specials designed to guide you through the hottest gifts and gadgets for the holiday season.

Countdown to Xbox 360 – Monday November 21 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. ET
The countdown begins! As the only television broadcaster going live from four locations across the country, G4 brings you Countdown to Xbox 360, the only source for viewers to get wall-to-wall Xbox 360 coverage. The all new Xbox 360 hits the shelves Tuesday, Nov. 22 in North America and G4 is going to follow the pandemonium around the product launch. Join G4 on November 21 at 9:00 p.m. for over three and a half hours of Xbox 360 nirvana live from New York, LA and Seattle.

Joining gamers from around the world who have made the pilgrimage, G4’s Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will host the special, reporting live from the exclusive Xbox 360: Zero Hour launch event in the Mojave Desert. Viewers will be granted an all-access pass to this true gaming paradise featuring hundreds of gaming stations, live entertainment and around-the-clock gaming, with the chance to play the full Xbox 360 launch line-up along with other highly anticipated games scheduled for release next year.

Throughout the 3.6-hour countdown, Adam and Morgan will check in with G4 hosts at the three other launch events across the country. Geoff Keighley, reporting from Seattle, will mingle with Microsoft executives as he works to get the inside scoop. Meanwhile, Kristin Holt in New York and Kevin Pereira in Los Angeles will be celebrating on opposite coasts and talking to fans lining up to buy the new console.

Training Camp – Starting November 17th on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET
Training Camp is the only half-hour television series which immerses the videogame enthusiast into the actual world that their favorite sports videogame is based upon. From advice on choosing the best teams to one-of-kind tips on developing winning strategies, Training Camp breaks down every aspect of popular sports titles to help viewers achieve ultimate results. Each half-hour episode profiles a different game, features a day-in-the-life of an expert gamer who has worked this title inside and out, and offers up close and personal tutorials from some of the world’s most elite athletes.

Filter Holiday Hit List – Wednesday November 23 & Friday November 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET
The Filter Holiday Hit List specials will to get you through another holiday buying season. The specials will showcase the season’s coolest gifts, from previews of the hottest next-generation games to hands-on reviews of the year’s top tech gadgets that are must for the technolfile on your holiday shopping list.


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About G4 in Canada
G4 Canada (formerly TechTV Canada) launched in September 2001. G4 is the one and only television station that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. Owned Rogers Media Inc., the channel airs more than 24 original series. G4 is available on digital cable and satellite. For more information, see www.g4tv.ca.