2012 kicks into gear with the return UFC, the Darkness , Grand Slam Tennis, and the launch of the PlayStation Vita. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning does its level best to pry our addiction-receptors away from Skyrim, while we take a closer look at what else the year has in store.
Premieres in the UK and 30 European countries on Monday 20 th February.
Hailed by one guy from the internet as the “gaming show that’s not unmitigated pants”, Gameshock TV is back on the box for a brand spanking new second series. Premiering in the UK tonight at 00:30am on Info TV (Sky 231), the show is also available in 30 countries across Europe via the Poker Channel.
Ahead of the coming Apocalypse, we look in depth at what promises to be one of mankind’s best (and possibly last) years for button bashing. The end of the world starts with a Big Bang as Sony launch their much-vaunted Playstation Vita; Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning stakes its claim for destroying your social life; and there’s welcome returns for UFC Undisputed 3, and that twisted tribute to Norfolk’s favourite spandex-sporting rock gods, The Darkness II. As ever, Steve Hill dons his microphone-waving gloves, and the selfless act of reading out poorly-written links goes to Chris Hewitt ( Empire magazine, Orange Film Night, BBC’s Film 2011 – he also does weddings and bar mitzvahs, but only in the sense that he’ll turn up and eat the food).
AIRINGS – UK (GMT)
20 th 12.30am
23 rd 11pm
29 th 1am
2 nd March 11.30pm
AIRINGS – EU (times are in cet)
20 th 23.30
22 nd 17.00, 01.00
26 th 19.00
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 www.pokerchanneleurope.com/pokertv, alongside exclusive videos 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 (231) and Freesat (402) from 11pm
· Ireland on Sky (231) from 11pm
· France on SFR/ Neufbox (99), Free (145), Bbox/ Bouygues (129), Noos & Numericable (48 and 91), Alice (105), Orange (195)
· Germany on KDG, KBW, Unity Media, Kabelkiosk, NetCologne, Martens, Telecolumbus; Mnet
· Belgium on BeTV and Numericable (187)
· Luxembourg on Numericable (199)
· Netherlands on KPN (316)
· Portugal on Meo (87), Zon (77), Clix (100), Cabovisao, Vodafone
· Spain on Imagenio (98)
· Finland, on Welho (302), Canal Digital (113), Maxivision and DNA, Lumo
· 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, Antik Telecom (80)
· 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, Blizoo
· 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)
· Poker Channel UK feed is simulcast globally at www.pokerchanneleurope.com/pokertv