It's a sad day for fans of gaming on television – as Gamer TV has announced it is to cease broadcasting after five years.
In a statement, the company explained:
‘After being on air continuously since December 2002, Gamer TV, Europe's most respected games television series, has ended its run for the foreseeable future.
‘IMG who own the rights to the Gamer TV brand have decided that it no longer forms part of their future plans, despite the series performing well on Bravo in the UK and on other channels around the world.'
Since September 2005 the series has been produced by indie Lighthouse Productions Ltd.
Executive producer Richard Wilcox commented: It's the end of an era but one which we'll look back on with pride. We've built an audience and reputation worldwide. ”