January 27 th 2011– For Immediate Release
TVNZ is New Zealand's foremost television and digital media company and also has a significant online presence with tvnz.co.nz, providing up-to-the-minute news and entertainment.
Ginx TV is the world’s principal and fastest growing global operator of video gaming channels and producer of gaming television shows. It produces and distributes gaming content to the UK, Spain, South Africa, Israel and the Middle East and has launched 24/7 channels in Indonesia and Turkey.
Michiel Bakker, CEO Ginx TV, is delighted to bring Ginx’s unique perspective on videogaming to TVNZ’s new channel, U.“The onwards march of videogaming culture is unstoppable and we look forward to welcoming U’s viewers to the global Ginx family.
“Videogaming has become a pervasive part of everyday life, on a par with radio listening in many countries. In that respect we are going to bring U’s viewers fresh and engaging gaming coverage, be that about console, pc, or handheld titles”.
Eric Kearley, TVNZ’s Head of Digital Channels and Digital Media, is delighted that U will offer the first dedicated strand of gaming content on free to air television in New Zealand. He commented;
“Video gaming is an increasingly popular entertainment option for New Zealanders but until now hasn’t had much in the way of mainstream exposure. On U we’ll cater for people who want to learn more about games, trial games and experience new games in a broadcast environment.”
The Ginx gaming content will screen every night on U at 10.30pm. Titles that will screen on U include: The Ginx Files, Gameface, Faster, Games Evolved, That Hollywood Thing and Gamesport
Launched in 2007, Ginx TV is the only international, multi-language TV channel exclusively dedicated to video gaming. Ginx offers fully localised channels, targeted at 18-35 year old casual gamers across the globe. Ginx has already launched 24/7 channels in Indonesia and Turkey as well as producing shows for 3 rd party broadcasters, including GameFace for the UK and Ginx Files for international territories.
Ginx TV: Unit 1L Woodstock Studios, 36 Woodstock Grove, London, W12 8LE, United Kingdom. Telephone: + 44 208 5766660 Email: email@example.com
TVNZ is New Zealand's leading television and digital media company. TVNZ has two commercial free-to-air channels TV ONE and TV2, and two free-to-air digital non-commercial channels TVNZ 6 and TVNZ 7. TVNZ also has a significant online presence with tvnz.co.nz, providing up-to-the-minute news, and entertainment. TVNZ Ondemand is TVNZ's online television catch up site, where New Zealanders can watch their favourite shows whenever they want to.
For more information about TVNZ: Bridget Snelling; NZ - 021414214
Public Relations Manager
Post: Ginx TV Limited, Unit 1L, Woodstock Studios, 36 Woodstock Grove, London, W12 8LE, UK