News – First UK Games Channel to Start Broadcasting in November

August 26, 2010 by  
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At the Edinburgh Interactive Festival it was announced that a UK channel fully dedicated to our hobby is launching in November on satellite and cable TV. Ginx TV is brought to you by the people behind GameFace on Bravo and will be aimed at a more casual audience.

The channel is set to offer coverage of the latest games, although they hope to expand into documentaries and whatnot.

Ginx TV CEO Michiel Bakker had this to say: “Launching our channel in the UK, the world’s second largest videogaming market, will propel Ginx to the big league. The next step for me is to accelerate the roll-out of fully localised channels in key markets around the globe.

“Video gaming is the only massively mainstream entertainment genre without a dedicated channel. My ambition here, is to do for gaming what MTV did for music. Video Gaming has broken through into mainstream entertainment, yet is thoroughly under-represented on TV.”

I hope it’ll be better than the rather flawed Game Network.

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