ATLANTA– July 10, 2007– Can’t make it to E3 this year, but want to know in real time the latest and greatest news from console-makers, game developers and industry insiders? Consumers and industry players alike can tune into GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), for their second annual live coverage of the main events. Beginning this evening at the Microsoft press conference, GameTap will begin its free broadcast coverage and continue through Friday, July 13th, including coverage of Sony and Nintendo’s highly anticipated press conferences.
In addition to web casting the convention’s biggest news, GameTap will stream live coverage of both the Microsoft and Nintendo press conferences, as well as posting daily coverage including interviews between popular figures in the video game industry and host updates from Barker Hanger, where the latest and greatest games are being demoed for the first time. GameTap will also be posting a daily wrap-up of the hottest news from the show, as well as select third party press conferences.
“As evidenced with last year’s E3 web casts, GameTap has some of the best bandwidth in the business,” said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap’s vice president of content and creative director.“All game enthusiasts can now tune-in to GameTap TV for the latest news and coverage from the event.”
GameTap’s“Live from E3” coverage will appear on“GameTap TV,” is where the GameTap network showcases a dynamic mix of channels and Emmy award-winning original programming for the rapidly growing broadband community, with more than 600 original videos.
The following are the dates and times viewers can tune-in to get the latest and greatest news from E3. Additional details will be posted at www.gametap.com
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
- <*>Streaming: Microsoft Press Conference– Time: 7:30PM Pacific / 10:30 PM Eastern*>
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
- <*>Streaming: Nintendo Press Conference– Time: 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern*> <*>Microsoft Press Conference–Video Posted*>
Thursday, July 12, 2007
- <*>Sony Press Conference– Video Posted*> <*>Nintendo Press Conference–Video Posted*> <*>Day 1 Wrap-up*> <*>Select 3rd party press conferences*>
Friday, July 13, 2007
- <*>Day 2 Wrap-up*> <*>Select 3rd party press conferences*>
Saturday, July 14, 2007
- <*>Day 3 Wrap-up*>
In addition to its initial paid membership model that features a large library of more than 900
games from vintage to brand new titles, GameTap recently expanded to include free-to-play, ad-supported games that are accessible online for a global audience, as well as a digital storefront at GameTap.com.
GameTap (GameTap.com), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched in 2005, GameTap delivers more than 900 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games, including original and exclusive episodic titles such as Myst Online: Uru Live, Sam&Max: Season 1, Galactic Command - Echo Squad, and American McGee’s Grimm. Visitors to GameTap.com can play free games on its ad-supported website, purchase top PC and catalog titles from its digital retail storefront, and tune into GameTap TV’s original programming that includes Retrospective documentaries and new ReVisioned animated series. GameTap paid members receive unlimited access to its massive library titles, community and multiplayer features, original games, and content.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.