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G4TechTV Canada adds eight new hit shows to heat up summer programming

    TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - G4techTV Canada is pleased to announce the
premiere of eight new hit shows to their summer programming kicking off the
week of July 16th. From shows that cover the most up-to-date news in the tech
and gaming world to a quirky new show that looks like an old school 80s video
game, G4tech TV Canada is offering extended programming guaranteed to turn up
the summer heat and keep tech fans coming back for more.


    Airing weekdays at 11:00 a.m. ET starting July 16, "" will keep
viewers up to date with in-depth on-location reports filmed across the globe
to entertain, amuse and provide unrivalled coverage of everything exciting
that's going on in the world of games. Broadcast globally to more than
300 million homes, "" is the world's leading weekly magazine show for
the video gamer, mixing reviews of the latest games and exclusive news and

    "CNET TV"

    Starting Tuesday July 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, "CNET TV" offers viewers a
half hour video fix on the coolest gadgets, the latest gear, and
up-to-the-minute tech reviews and news. The biggest and best of the technology
world is featured though a number of video series such as "Buzz Report," "Car
Tech," "Prizefight," "Insider Secrets," and "The New Edge 2.0."

    "Code Monkeys"

    From one of the twisted minds behind "Crank Yankers" and the creator of
"Minoriteam" comes a new animated comedy series of 8-bit proportions that was
two decades in the making. Airing on Mondays starting July 16 at 8:30
p.m. ET/PT, "Code Monkeys" literally looks like an old school video game and
revolves around an oddball group of 1980s game designers.

    "A Gamer's Guide To..."

    Airing Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. ET, starting July 21, "A Gamer's Guide
To..." is a spin-off of the wildly popular "" with each episode
presenting a comprehensive guide to one area of gaming. The 30 minute show
offers everything you need to know about the Nintendo Wii, the Xbox 360, the
hot world of Japanese gaming, working in the world of games or gaming online.

    "When Games Attack"

    Airing on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT starting July 18, "When Games
Attack" takes a grown-up look at video games without sacrificing all the fun.
Show host and XTrax Scottish Radio Awards 2007 Scottish Radio Presenter of the
Year Dominik Diamond is guaranteed to offer the funniest and most informed 30
minute show about video games ever. Dominik travels to locations around the UK
and America from fruit stands to soccer stadiums to casinos to add an offbeat
angle to the world of video games.

    "Major League Gaming Series"

    Airing Sundays at 7:00 p.m. ET, starting July 22, "Major League Gaming"
(MLG) is the largest organized league and international sanctioning body for
the world's fastest growing competitive sport - professional video gaming.
Recognized as the global governing authority for millions of competitive
gamers worldwide, MLG's ongoing professional video gaming tournaments have
attracted competitors from over 28 countries.

    "The IT Crowd"

    Airing on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT starting July 16, "The IT Crowd" is
set in the London offices of Reynholm Industries, which is full of glamorous
go-getters and high-flying executives. While their beautiful colleagues work
upstairs in posh and spacious surroundings, the IT department - Jen, Roy and
Moss - lurk below in a dingy basement, scorned by their co-workers as geeky
losers. The show focuses on the high jinks of the socially-inept IT trio as
they deal with the onslaught of tech issues and demanding coworkers.


    Airing on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT starting July 18, "Torrent" is a
weekly one-hour Internet culture show for tech-savvy audiences looking for
interesting, first-person, pop-tech stories from around the world.
Entertaining, edgy, but most importantly the show is packed with great content
that delivers viewers something new each and every week from the explosive
world of video content on the web.

    About G4techTV in Canada

    G4techTV Canada (formerly TechTV Canada) launched in September 2001.
G4techTV is the one and only television station that is plugged into every
dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. Owned by Rogers Media Inc.,
the channel airs more than 24 original series. G4techTV is available on
digital cable and satellite. For more information, see