G4TechTV Canada adds seven new hit shows to heat up summer programming


TORONTO, June 21st, 2007 – G4 Canada is pleased to announce the premiere of seven new hit shows to their summer programming kicking off the week of July 16th. From shows that cover the most up-to-date news in the tech and gaming world to a quirky new show that looks like an old school 80s video game, G4tech TV Canada is offering extended programming guaranteed to turn up the summer heat and keep tech fans coming back for more.

Airing weekdays at 11:00 a.m. ET starting July 16, “Gamer.tv” will keep viewers up to date with in-depth on-location reports filmed across the globe to entertain, amuse and provide unrivalled coverage of everything exciting that’s going on in the world of games. Broadcast globally to more than 300 million homes, “Gamer.tv” is the world’s leading weekly magazine show for the video gamer, mixing reviews of the latest games and exclusive news and previews.

Starting Tuesday July 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, “CNET TV” offers viewers a half hour video fix on the coolest gadgets, the latest gear, and up-to-the-minute tech reviews and news. The biggest and best of the technology world is featured though a number of video series such as “Buzz Report,” “Car Tech,” “Prizefight,” “Insider Secrets,” and “The New Edge 2.0.”

“Code Monkeys”
From one of the twisted minds behind “Crank Yankers” and the creator of “Minoriteam” comes a new animated comedy series of 8-bit proportions that was two decades in the making. Airing on Mondays starting July 16 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, “Code Monkeys” literally looks like an old school video game and revolves around an oddball group of 1980s game designers.

“A Gamer's Guide To…”
Airing Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. ET, starting July 21, “A Gamer’s Guide To…” is a spin-off of the wildly popular “Gamer.tv” with each episode presenting a comprehensive guide to one area of gaming. The 30 minute show offers everything you need to know about the Nintendo Wii, the Xbox 360, the hot world of Japanese gaming, working in the world of games or gaming online.

“When Games Attack”
Airing on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT starting July 18, “When Games Attack” takes a grown-up look at video games without sacrificing all the fun. Show host and XTrax Scottish Radio Awards 2007 Scottish Radio Presenter of the Year Dominik Diamond is guaranteed to offer the funniest and most informed 30 minute show about video games ever. Dominik travels to locations around the UK and America from fruit stands to soccer stadiums to casinos to add an offbeat angle to the world of video games.

“The IT Crowd”
Airing on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT starting July 16, “The IT Crowd” is set in the London offices of Reynholm Industries, which is full of glamorous go-getters and high-flying executives. While their beautiful colleagues work upstairs in posh and spacious surroundings, the IT department - Jen, Roy and Moss - lurk below in a dingy basement, scorned by their co-workers as geeky losers. The show focuses on the high jinks of the socially-inept IT trio as they deal with the onslaught of tech issues and demanding coworkers.

Airing on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT starting July 18, “Torrent” is a weekly one-hour Internet culture show for tech-savvy audiences looking for interesting, first-person, pop-tech stories from around the world. Entertaining, edgy, but most importantly the show is packed with great content that delivers viewers something new each and every week from the explosive world of video content on the web.


Andrea Gagliardi
Dir. of Public Relations & Consumer Mktg
Rogers Media Television
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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.