[05/26/11 - 08:22 AM]
G4 Presents 23 Hours of LIVE Coverage as the Official Broadcaster of E3 2011 June 6-9
Highlights include a special E3-themed episode of "Web Soup" at 9:00/8:00c on Wednesday, June 8.

[via press release from G4]


G4 Presents 23 Hours of LIVE Coverage Featuring the Biggest Press Conferences, Interviews With Top Gaming Executives and Celebrities, More Exclusive Hands-On Game Demos and a Special E3 Episode of "Web Soup"

G4tv.com Continues It's Award-Winning E3 Coverage Online And In It's Mobile Apps with 6 Live Press Conference Streams, Exclusive Web Series, Hundreds of HD Videos and a New State-of-the-Art 360 Cam That Puts Fans In Control to Scour the Convention Floor

LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2011 - While others may claim to report on the biggest gaming event of the year, only G4, the Official Broadcaster of E3 through 2013, guarantees that viewers won't miss one moment of the highly anticipated annual trade show. As the only network that has demonstrated its on-air commitment to the event year after year, G4 will once again break new ground at E3, offering unprecedented live coverage of all the breaking news and major press conferences, plus more hands-on game demos than ever before, providing fans unrivaled access to this seminal gaming event. Plus, G4tv.com will bring gamers the most complete coverage of E3 available across its web site, mobile apps and VOD platforms. Only G4 brings both casual and hardcore gamers all the information that is important to them when the network's live coverage of E3 2011 begins Monday, June 6 at 3pm ET and continues through Thursday, June 9.

"For gamers, there is no event more crucial than E3, which is why we pull out all the stops to make sure our viewers have an all access pass," said Neal Tiles, President, G4. "With more crews on the floor, more gaming experts, more hands-on demos and more breaking news as it happens, G4's coverage of this event is unparalleled and year after year gamers count on us to bring them all of the action."

G4's teams will be all over the Los Angeles Convention Center as "X-Play" and "Attack of the Show" hosts bring reports directly from the show floor throughout the week. The network will have the first live interviews from top executives directly following each commercial free press conference and exclusive interviews throughout the expo with the people who are changing the world of gaming. Additionally, big-name celebrities will be on the stage to talk about the games they are involved with, including Curt Schilling, David Jaffe, Todd Howard, WWE's Mike 'The Miz,' Cliff Bleszinski and Dwight Howard while Ice-T stops by to exclusively reveal his character in Gears of War 3.

G4's coverage of E3 2011 is already poised to be the network's best ever, with breaking news, exclusive trailers, world premiere gameplay, and of course live hands-on demos of the most anticipated games of the expo, including:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Saints Row: The Third

Bioshock Infinite

Gears of War 3

Batman: Arkham City

Madden NFL 12

Battlefield 3

Mass Effect 3

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Resistance 3

... and many, many more

"Last year we demo'd 40 games, but this year we are aiming to go well past that number," said Adam Sessler, Host of "X-Play". "For viewers who can't attend the expo, seeing live demos of the games everyone is talking about is what it is all about, and we will not disappoint."

G4 will offer:

· 23 hours of LIVE coverage

· LIVE coverage of all four major press conferences, and interviews with top gaming executives from each

· More hands-on game demos than ever before

· Special surprise guests and huge reveals on stage

· G4TV.com to stream all 6 E3 press conferences, Microsoft, EA, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft and Konami, LIVE and unedited.

Below is the daily schedule of events presented on G4:

Monday, June 6

"E3 2011 Live" kicks off at 3pm ET and runs through 10:00pm ET. Day includes live hands on demo of Modern Warfare 3, commercial free coverage of the Ubisoft & Sony press conferences, plus world premieres for Gears of War 3, Saints Row: The Third, Dead Island, and Prototype 2.

Tuesday, June 7

Day begins with live coverage from Nintendo followed by a commercial free presentation of the Microsoft press conference at 11:00am ET and runs through 9:30pm ET.

Wednesday, June 8

"E3 2011 Live" focuses on exclusive hands-on demos and interviews from the G4 stage at the convention center. Coverage begins at 6pm ET and runs through 9pm ET, with a special E3-themed episode of "Web Soup" at 9pm ET.

Thursday, June 9

"E3 2011 Live" focuses on exclusive hands-on demos and interviews from the G4 stage at the convention center. Coverage begins at 6pm ET and runs through 9pm ET.

G4tv.com will once again bring its award-winning E3 coverage to bear on the gaming public with 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 its popular web series "The MMO Report" and "Sessler's Soapbox". Additionally, G4tv.com will bring gamers live streaming coverage from each of the big E3 press conferences, each with expert commentary and user interaction. Viewers will be able to watch the press conference streams live and access all of G4's E3 content through the G4 iPhone and Android App. G4tv.com will also debut a revolutionary new 360 degree camera that users can tap into from the site to give gaming's biggest fans a perspective of the show that can't be found anywhere else. A preview of this technology can be seen here http://www.g4tv.com/aots360.

G4's comprehensive coverage kicks off on-air and online at G4TV.com Monday, June 6 at 3pm ET and continues through Thursday, June 9.

About E3 Expo

E3 Expo is the world's premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.e3expo.com or www.theESA.com.

About G4

G4 offers the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo. The network has given young guys of today's digital generation a television home. G4 is the #1 podcasted cable network in America and is available in 60 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information. The network's popular original programming includes "Attack of the Show!," "X-Play," "American Ninja Warrior" and "Campus PD." G4 also continues to expand its live event coverage at CES, Comic-Con, E3, Tokyo Game Show and more. The network's key acquisitions include "Heroes" and "Lost." G4's Multiplex features content on all possible digital platforms, including G4tv.com, G4 Mobile, G4 Podcasts, G4 on Demand, G4 Video Player, G4 Wii Portal and G4 PS3 Portal. G4 is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

  [may 2011]  


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