TORONTO – Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. announced today that GameTV, a Canadian television channel specializing in game-related programming such as game shows, reality series, movies and sports, is now available in HD for Cogeco Connexion’s subscribers – channel 845 – as part of the My Mix package or as a standalone offering.
“We are thrilled Cogeco Connexion customers can finally access GameTV in HD, which should significantly enhance the experience of viewers,” said Anthony Cicione, president of GameTV. “We continue to bolster our programming line-up with new HD shows, series and feature films that our viewers can enjoy.”
“We are proud to give our customers access to rich and diverse television contents with highly superior resolution, while enhancing their television entertainment experience,” said Daniel Boisvert, Vice-President, Marketing and Innovation, Cogeco Connexion.
June’s programming line-up on GameTV includes:
• Premiering on May 29, Mondays to Thursdays at 4 p.m. ET and overnights at 2 a.m. ET, World Poker Tour, the world’s biggest international poker tour, has been creating poker millionaires for more than 15 years. The series features commentary and analysis by poker pro Mike Sexton and actor Vince Van Patten, anchored by interviews hosted by Lynn Gilmartin.
• Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET, IMPACT Wrestling features some of the biggest stars in professional wrestling, including EC3, Bobby Lashley, Eddie Edwards and Alberto El Patron, keeping crowds on the edge of their seats with addictive storylines, awe-inspiring athleticism and larger-than-life personalities.
• Fridays at 8 p.m. ET, the third season of the pop culture series Celebrity Name Game is hosted by Craig Ferguson and pairs celebrities with contestants to identify famous names in various categories.
• Every night is movie night on GameTV. New titles coming this month include Men in Black II, Fight Club, Ghost Rider, Stoker, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Red Dragon, War of the Worlds, Fantastic Four and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
GameTV is available in over 9.5 million homes across Canadian cable, satellite and IPTV systems.
For More Information Contact:
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.
Director, Programming & Communications
GameTV (www.iGameTV.com) is a Canadian channel specializing in game-related programming such as game shows, competition-based shows, reality series, movies and sports. The channel is available in over 9.5 million homes in digital basic on IPTV, cable and satellite systems throughout the territory. GameTV is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., a leading global sports media company. For more information, visit www.iGameTV.com, Facebook.com/GameTV and @GameTVCanada on Twitter.
About Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global sports media company with offices and studios in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Anthem’s portfolio includes Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports channel now broadcasting in the U.S., Canada and over 30 other countries, GameTV, featuring game shows, reality series, movies and sports available in over 9.5 million homes, IMPACT Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion seen in 80 countries specializing in television programs, events, products, merchandise, music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers, and Edge Sport, an extreme and action sports network recently launched in Canada in partnership with IMG. Anthem also has a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel, one of the top outdoor channels in the U.S. available in 45 million homes.
Anthem also owns the Fantasy Sports Entertainment Group (FSEG), which includes Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY), the world’s first and only channel dedicated to fantasy sports, FNTSY Sports Radio Network, a 24/7 audio channel, RotoExperts.com, a leader in season-long fantasy sports news and analysis, DailyRoto.com, the most comprehensive and far-reaching daily fantasy sports website, and SportsGrid.com, a leader in general sports entertainment commentary.
About Cogeco Connexion
Cogeco Connexion regroups the Canadian cable operations of Cogeco Communications Inc. Cogeco Connexion is the second largest cable operator in Ontario and Québec in terms of the number of basic cable service customers served. It provides its residential and small business customers with video, Internet and telephony services through its two-way broadband cable networks. Cogeco Communications Inc. is a communications corporation and is the 8th largest hybrid fibre coaxial cable operator in North America operating in Canada under the Cogeco Connexion brand name in Québec and Ontario, and in the United States through its subsidiary Atlantic Broadband in western Pennsylvania, south Florida, Maryland/Delaware, South Carolina and eastern Connecticut. Through Cogeco Peer 1, Cogeco Communications Inc. provides its business customers with a suite of information technology services (colocation, network connectivity, hosting, cloud and managed services), through its 16 data centres, extensive FastFiber Network® and more than 50 points of presence in North America and Europe. Cogeco Communications Inc.’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CCA).