Leo Laporte's hit consumer technology show Call for Help returns to U.S. through online video
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 Video." 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, www.callforhelptv.com. 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.
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