ATLANTA– October 16 2007– Today GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), announced highlights from its GameTap TV Fall season of programming, spanning music, movies, animation and video games. Upcoming shows will be accessible for free alongside GameTap TV’s current programming, all available on-demand, all the time, at www.gametap.com.
“As broadband continues to penetrate more households, GameTap TV is becoming accessible to a wider audience,” said Ricardo Sanchez, vp of content and creative director for GameTap.“We’re excited to offer original and exclusive shows featuring hip artists like Interpol and Rob Zombie, interviews with the latest movie casts, and an exclusive retrospective on the popular Hitman franchise timed in tandem with its theatrical release.”
Here are some Fall programming highlights from GameTap’s most popular series:
Artist of the Month (AOTM): This campaign devotes a month of exclusive and original programming to popular artists and encompasses live performances, music videos, top ten lists, interviews, and more. Artists as diverse as Fall Out Boy, Akon, My Chemical Romance, and Mastodon have been previously featured with upcoming fall shows featuring Rob Zombie, Interpol and Coheed&Cambria. Beyond the collective AOTM campaign, some of the fall music shows have featured segments culled from Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo 2007, including interviews with Perry Farrell, The Decemberists, and The National.
GameTap News: This award-winning weekly news program showcases everything you need to know about what’s happening in the games industry. The show features interviews and coverage of top industry events, such as E3, Comic-Con, Tokyo Games Show, and more. GameTap News is a great way for gamers to keep up with the latest industry buzz.
Plug and Play: Tune in to this show for daily previews of the hottest trends and news in entertainment. Recent episodes featured exclusive interviews with the cast of SuperBad and the director of King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.
ReVisioned: For its premiere season, GameTap enlisted the animation and comic book industry’s hippest talent to create an animated series based around Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft. For Season Two, GameTap brings to life a host of characters spanning some of the most enduring games of all time.
Tapped In: Get the story behind the video game industry’s most iconic games, consoles and people. Recent episodes spotlighted the best-selling Myst franchise, the Atari 2600, and Ultima creator Richard“Lord British” Garriott. Upcoming episodes feature the work of Warren Spector, SNK, the Virtua Fighter series, and more.
Retrospective: Learn the past, present and future of gaming’s greatest franchises. New episodes will spotlight Command&Conquer, Sonic, and Hitman franchises. The Hitman retrospective airs in conjunction with the November theatrical release of Hitman, starring Timothy Oliphant as Agent 47. Fans will able to play the first three Hitman games for free at GameTap.com, with the latest Hitman game available to Gold level subscribers. Also coming in November is a new documentary on the popular SEGA Nights franchise.
These shows represent only a fraction of the original programming available for free at GameTap.com, so tune in each day to see the future of broadband entertainment. In addition to all types of video content, GameTap offers the most video games on-demand in the industry with more than 950 classic and current console, arcade and PC games. Gold level plans are currently available for as low as $5.00 per month and new subscribers can get their first month for only 99 cents.
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 950 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games, including original and exclusive episodic titles such as Myst Online: Uru Live, Sam&Max: Seasons 1 and 2, 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.
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