Gameshock TV continues exclusively on the Poker Channel

Premieres in 30 European countries on Friday 12th August

London, UK, 15 th August: Enjoy the summer the way nature intended – inside, in front of the telly – as Gameshock TV continues exclusively on the Poker Channel from Friday 12 th August. With the games industry nestled in hibernation, we bravely forage among the slim summer pickings for some tasty new releases, nutty features and a half-decent metaphor. Drunk on power from ruining family picnics, insects invade the planet in our review of the latest Earth Defense Force, while we also take a look at that other summer staple, the Hollywood blockbuster, to root out some popcorn-worthy movie tie-ins. At the other end of the budget spectrum, Will Porter of IndieStone Studios explains the pitfalls and perils of independent game development and how their breakout game, Project Zomboid, came to life. As always, our man-of-a-thousand-T-shirts, Chris Hewitt ( Empire, BBC’s Film 2011), rounds up all the latest news, reviews, and interviews, all in 30 minutes. What a guy.

Continental Europe broadcast times (times in CET)

Fri 12 th 2230

Sun 14 th 2030

Mon 15 th  2230

Thu 18 th 2200

Mon 22 nd 1430, 1830, 2330

Fri 26 th 2230

Sun 28 th 2000

Mon 29 th 2200

UK & Eire broadcast times (times in GMT)

Fri 12th 10.30pm

Mon 15 th 1.30am

Tue 16 th 12.30am

Thu 18 th Midnight

Mon 22 nd Midnight

Tue 23 rd 1.30am

Wed 24 th 10.30pm

Thu 25 th 10.30pm, 1.30am

Mon 29 th 1.30am

Notes to Editors:

·         The Poker Channel is Europe's largest dedicated gaming TV network and broadcasts to 30 million cable and satellite homes in over 30 countries.

·         38% of viewers rely on TV shows to inform them of the latest in console gaming. 65% buy at least five games a year, of which half buy at least 10

·         The Poker Channel also broadcasts online to a global audience at, alongside exclusivevideos and news.

·         Channel programming attracts over 3 million unique TV viewers per month, with 65% of TV viewers playing online every day.

·         The Poker Channel was recognised as ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the 2009 EGR Awards, the industry’s premier awards event.

Watch The Poker Channel on TV:

·         UK on Sky (166) and Freesat (402) from 10pm

·         Ireland on Sky (166) from 10pm

·         France on SFR/ Neufbox (199), Free (145), Bbox/ Bouygues (129), Noos & Numericable

·         Germany on KDG, KBW, Unity Media, Kabelkiosk, NetCologne, Martens, MNet

·         Belgium on BeTV and Numericable (187)

·         Luxembourg on Numericable (199)

·         Netherlands on UPC Digital (127) and KPN (316)

·         Portugal on Meo (87), Zon (77), Clix (100) and Cabovisao

·         Spain on Imagenio (98)

·         Finland, on Welho (302) and Canal Digital (113)

·         Norway on Canal Digital (114)

·         Sweden on Canal Digital (114)

·         Iceland on Skjarinn

·         Denmark on Canal Digital (112) and Stofa (37)

·         Malta on MelitaCable (608)

·         Greece on OnTelecom

·         Cyprus on Cablenet

·         Poland on Vectra (217), UPC, Elsat (234)

·         Slovenia on SiOL/ Planet9 (79), Digi TV

·         Slovakia on UPC Direct (91), Orange Slovensko (55), Slovanet, Digi TV

·         Hungary on UPC Direct (91), Digi TV, Szarvasi (12 sports), Fibernet (410), TV Network (4-Extra), Telework

·         Romania on Focusat, Digi TV, Mitnet

·         Bulgaria on Eurocom, Cabletel, Megalan,

·         Serbia on Posta/ KDS, Ikom, Digi TV (102)

·         Croatia on Bnet, Digi TV

·         Czech Republic on UPC Direct (91), Digi TV

·         Latvia on Lattelecom (410)

·         Austria on Telekom Austria (79)

·         Monaco on Monaco Telekom

·         Switzerland on Naxoo (41)

·         Argentina on Cablevision (414), Supercanal (80), Telered and other regional operators from 8pm

·         Mexico on Cablevision (503), Cablecom (25), Megacable, Cablemas, Telecable from 12am

·         Poker Channel UK feed is simulcast globally at


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