GAMETAP TO WEBCAST E3'S BIGGEST NEWS
ATLANTA - May 3, 2006 â Even if consumers canât attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), now they can witness the conferenceâs biggest news as it unfolds live. GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), today announced that it will broadcast live at E3 from Monday, May 8th through Friday, May 12th, featuring coverage of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendoâs highly anticipated press conferences.
In addition to webcasting the conventionâs biggest news, GameTap will stream live content daily, including interviews between popular figures in the video game industry and animated cult hero, Space Ghost, for his âSpace Ghost Coast to Coastâ show. GameTap will also broadcast live on Friday with editorial takes on the Show and big news items from editors and pundits from a number of leading online and print publications.
âE3 is the biggest event of the year for the game industry, but itâs for insiders only. GameTap is pulling back the curtain and inviting our audience to experience the show like they are there with live coverage all week long,â said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTapâs vice president of content. âSee what youâll be playing this holiday season and then stick around for the largest catalogue of the greatest games ever made and exclusive video programming you wonât find anywhere else.â
GameTapâs âLive from E3â coverage will appear on âGameTap TV,â which is where the GameTap network houses a dynamic mix of channels and shows for the rapidly growing broadband community with more than 300 videos on demand.
The following are the dates of the three major console company press conferences. Specific airtimes and additional details will be posted at www.gametap.com/e3.
Â· Sony - Monday, May 8th
Â· Nintendo - Tuesday, May 9th
* Microsoft - Tuesday, May 9th
In addition to broadcasting E3âs console announcements, GameTap will be streaming content from the conference floor throughout the week including:
* Daily Highlights â End-of-day recaps of whatâs hot each day.
* Space Ghost Coast to Coast LIVE â Throughout the first two days of E3, prominent industry faces will be interviewed by the cartoon talk show host at GameTapâs booth (South Hall - Booth #1078).
* Best of E3 â Following the show, GameTap will broadcast its best of E3 round-up featuring editorsâ picks on the hottest news and content from E3.
Consumers can preview the network or view the shows at www.gametap.com. All recordings will also be archived for future viewing. GameTapâs monthly subscription rate of $9.95 allows all-you-can-play-and-watch access to GameTapâs games and videos content libraries. Go to www.gametap.com now and sign up for a free two week offer.
GameTap delivers hundreds of the greatest games-on-demand plus original programming via a broadband-connected PC. To access GameTap, players securely download and install Turner-developed client software from www.gametap.com that acts as a gateway to the GameTap vault. Because games reside securely on the PC, not across a network, they act just as if they were still on the console or at the arcade. Fast response times, 3D effects, colors, and characters are all present and accounted for. New games and original programming will be added to the service each week. GameTap supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.