SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- GSN announced today the
launch of a new, live game show experience that will air weekdays from Noon
to 3PM ET/ 9AM to Noon PT beginning Monday, February 25. An entirely new
way to watch and win, GSN LIVE(TM) gives its viewing audience daily
prize-winning opportunities while celebrating some of the most memorable
game show moments of yesterday and today.
An at-home experience like no other, GSN LIVE combines the history of
the game show genre with the exciting game play of three, daily on-air
games. Viewers at home who wish to play can easily do so either by calling
the toll free phone number (1-888-4-GSN-LIVE) or participating free, online
at GSN.com. Everyone who participates in GSN LIVE -- whether they get on
the air or not -- will be automatically entered to win that week's PRIZE
BONANZA(TM) sweepstakes (awarded every Friday). Prizes awarded to winning
GSN LIVE viewers will include fine jewelry, high-end electronics such as
cameras and computers, and a variety of vacation packages.*
Hosted by NBC sports anchor and Olympic commentator Fred Roggin, GSN
LIVE will be rolling out a number of exciting new opportunities for its
viewers in the coming months including daily sweepstakes and other
giveaways. Throughout the month of March, all contestants who make it
through to play on-air will be entered to win a new car in GSN LIVE's
monthly STEAL THESE WHEELS(TM) sweepstakes. The first lucky winner of STEAL
THESE WHEELS will be driving away in a brand new 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser.*
"GSN LIVE will be a unique experience for game show fans every time
they tune in," said Jamie Roberts, GSN's Senior Vice President of
Programming. "With new prizes and exciting new opportunities to win in
real-time every day, this is a fun, engaging way for us to further connect
with our audience."
And for viewers who enjoy learning more about the game show experience,
GSN LIVE will treat them to specially produced regular segments like Beyond
The Bonus Round (wherein past game show winners reflect on their particular
victories) and Behind The Curtain (which explores how game shows are made).
In addition to game show-related trivia challenges, the experience will
also feature a Recall Challenge game based on moments and trivia from a
specific game show during the three-hour program block.
Joining Roggin, Heidi Bohay ('Better Homes and Gardens,' 'After Hours')
will assist in doling out prizes to GSN's at-home audience as well as
welcoming special guests ranging from game show veterans to celebrities and
newsmakers. Throughout its inaugural week, revered game show host and
special guest Wink Martindale ("Tic Tac Dough," "Trivial Pursuit") will
reminisce on his experiences hosting some of television's most illustrious
game shows. And in tribute, GSN will be airing select episodes of
Martindale's panel appearances on "Password Plus" all week during the live,
three-hour blocks. Upcoming special guests include game show legends Monty
Hall, best known as the host of the long-running fan-favorite "Let's Make A
Deal," and Peter Marshall, host of "Hollywood Squares."
The award-winning sports anchor for NBC4, Roggin is best known for his
daily news segments as well as his sports recap for NBC's "Early Today" and
MSNBC's "First Look" and "Morning Joe." He is also the creator and host of
KNBC's Sunday Night Football post-game sports show, "The Challenge." Roggin
is also a regularly televised contributor throughout NBC's Summer and
Winter Olympic coverage.
Said Roggin on GSN LIVE: "Sports is a collection of games so this is a
natural fit. I've always been a huge fan of game shows and I'm thrilled to
be a part of this new experience GSN has created specifically for game show
fans like me."
In addition to providing viewers new participation avenues, GSN LIVE
offers advertisers unique sponsorship opportunities over a variety of
mediums including television and broadband platforms. The series will also
offer multiple options and opportunities for cable, satellite and telephony
providers to sponsor game events.
Burt Dubrow is the executive producer of GSN LIVE. He was the executive
producer of GSN's I'VE GOT A SECRET as well as "The Jerry Springer Show"
and "The New Tom Green Show."
GSN is an industry-leading, game content provider distributing
competition programming through its 66-million subscriber cable television
network and its casual and skill-based online games site, GSN.com. As the
premier television network for games, GSN produces some of the most popular
original casino and game show series on TV today, including the weekday
participation experience, GSN LIVE. GSN.com features all types of game
play: Flash games for fun, skill cash game tournaments and free
downloadable games. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada by
all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. The company is
jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation.
For further information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited by law.
Entrants must be 18 or older and legal residents of, and physically present
in, the 50 United States and DC. See the Official Rules at GSN.com for
complete details, including additional eligibility requirements, prize
descriptions/restrictions and to enter for free.