TORONTO, June 13 /PRNewswire/ - G4techTV Canada is pleased to announce
that U.S. technology fans of the internationally-followed show Call for
Help can now access past, present and future episodes on Google Video
(http://video.google.com) effective June 13th, 2006.
More than 50 hours of Call for Help episodes will be available with new
episodes to be added shortly after they air. The Canadian program features
award-winning technology journalist and author Leo Laporte and is modeled
after the show Laporte originally hosted for six years on G4 (formerly
G4techTV) in the United States.
Call for Help is co-hosted by Canadian web and technology expert Amber
MacArthur. The daily one hour show is designed to help viewers, from the
tech savvy to the novice, get the most out of their technology and keep
up-to-date on the latest technology news and products. The show also
features responses to viewer calls and viewer e-mails as well as product
demonstrations, fun tech tidbits, breakdowns of tech jargon.
"I am thrilled that our U.S. fans can access Call for Help again
through our new relationship with Google Video," says Leo Laporte. "So many
of our American fans kept in touch and visited the Call for Help website
after the show started airing in Canada two years ago. Online videos are
extremely popular and the move towards video on demand is an important
trend, so it is only fitting that Call for Help can now be found on Google
Call for Help is produced in Toronto and is a fan favorite on G4techTV
Canada. Australia's HOW TO Channel began airing the popular Canadian
program in 2005 to phenomenal fan response. More Call for Help details and
episode information are available on the show's website,
Google Video is the first video marketplace where consumers can watch,
share, buy or rent a wide range of video content that wasn't previously
accessible online. Users can search across these videos, and once they've
found what they want, Google Video makes it fast and easy for them to watch
it on their computers. For professional and non-professional video
producers and archivists looking for an online distribution and
monetization channel for their video content, Google Video is a vehicle to
reach a relevant audience who searches with Google everyday. It enables
video producers and owners to promote and distribute video content with
high public value in a fast, easy manner.
About G4techTV in Canada
G4techTV Canada (formerly TechTV Canada) launched in September 2001.
G4techTV is the one and only 24-hour television network that is plugged
into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes. Co-owned by
Comcast Corporation (G4 Media inc.) and Rogers Media Inc., the channel airs
more than 24 original series. G4techTV is available on digital cable and
satellite. For more information see www.g4techtv.ca.
About the Company
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI;
NYSE: RG) operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers
Broadcasting has 46 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television
properties include Toronto multicultural television broadcasters OMNI.1
(CFMT) and OMNI.2, televised and electronic shopping service, The Shopping
Channel, Canada's live event and high-definition leader, Rogers Sportsnet
and the management of two digital television services. Rogers Publishing
produces many well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean's, Chatelaine,
Flare, L'actualite and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a
number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media
properties are integrated with their own popular web sites. Rogers Media
also owns The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a
year-round sports and entertainment facility.
SOURCE Rogers Media Inc.