Little bit upset you can’t make it to E3? Don’t have a decent net connection to stream video?
Well, worry no more, US cable gaming channel G4 has been named official broadcaster of E3.
Promising over 22hrs of live coverage, including the presentations by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, as well as other press events, it will certainly be a turn-around on previous expos, where live coverage was limited to online streams by gaming websites.
G4 will start it’s on-air and online broadcasts from June 1st. See the full release after the jump.
G4 Named Official Broadcaster of 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Securing Unprecedented Television Rights to Gaming Industry’s Biggest Event
LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2009 – G4, the multi-media network that is plugged in to the digital generation and its love of videogames and technology, has been named the official broadcaster of the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo). The network will bring videogame fans unprecedented access to all of the excitement that makes E3 Expo the epicenter of the gaming world. G4 will offer:
- Over 22 hours of LIVE coverage
- Steve Wiebe LIVE world record Donkey Kong high score attempt
- LIVE on-air coverage of FIVE major press conferences, including Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo
- G4TV.com to stream ALL E3 press conferences LIVE and unedited
- Hands-on game demos
- Exclusive interviews with top gaming executives
G4’s comprehensive coverage kicks off on-air and online at G4TV.com Monday, June 1 and continues through Thursday, June 4.
“G4 is bringing gamers more up-to-the-minute news and inside access to E3 Expo than any other media outlet,” said Neal Tiles, President, G4. “The E3 Expo is one of the biggest events of the year for our audience and the multi-platform coverage we’re offering gives fans a front row seat to every press conference, game demo and major happening at this year’s show.”
As the official broadcaster of E3 Expo, G4 is the only place gaming fans can get all the inside scoop and information from this highly anticipated event. “Attack of the Show” and “X-Play” teams will report directly from the show floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center with an unprecedented 20 hours of exclusive coverage, including live E3 Expo press conferences and breaking news reports from all the key events. G4’s on-air team will also showcase an unparalleled number of hands-on demos and exclusive interviews with the people who are changing the world of gaming.
“G4’s commitment to gamers and to games is remarkable,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of communications & industry affairs for the ESA. “We are proud to partner with them for the E3 Expo as the latest in cutting-edge entertainment and innovative story-telling is unveiled.”
G4tv.com will be launching an entirely new E3 Expo website with staff working around-the-clock at E3 Expo and at G4tv.com’s Los Angeles offices to bring fans up-to-the-minute breaking news, game announcements, exclusive interviews, HD trailers and in-game footage, screenshots, photo galleries, HD hands-on demos and special editions of “MMO Report” and “Sessler’s Soapbox”. Additionally, G4tv.com will once again bring eager audiences live streaming video and liveblog coverage from every E3 media briefing as well as full live streaming coverage of Steve Wiebe’s World Record Donkey Kong attempt so fans from around the world can share in the excitement live and exclusively on G4tv.com. From before the floor opens to when the last fan is kicked out of the Los Angeles Convention Center G4tv.com will bring gamers the most complete coverage of E3 Expo 2009 available across its website, podcasting and VOD platforms.