EDMONTON, Nov. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Super Channel is pleased to announce an
agreement with IMG Media offering IMG's original television programming on
Canada's only national pay television network.
Launched Nov. 2 on Bell ExpressVu, Super Channel will offer viewers a
selection of IMG programming including Gamer.tv, the world's leading weekly
magazine show for video game enthusiasts. Gamer.tv mixes reviews, news,
previews and features for video games, an industry that many consider the
'fourth pillar' of the entertainment world, alongside movies, music and
television, with more than $30 billion spent per year on games.
"Our agreement with IMG highlights Super Channel's commitment to changing
the way viewers think of pay TV in Canada," said Sandy Perkins, Super Channel
Vice-president, Programming. "Connecting the gaming world with today's
television entertainment makes the medium much more than a passive experience.
Offering yet even more programming that Canadians simply can't get anywhere
else makes Super Channel a whole new television experience."
"IMG Media is pleased to be working with Super Channel to provide
programming as they offer an exciting viewing choice to Canadians," said Glenn
Young, Vice President, IMG Media. "As the world's largest independent
distributor of sports programming and live events, and a leader in multi-genre
content, IMG Media is looking forward to literally bringing the world to Super
Channel and its viewers."
Viewers will be able to enjoy IMG Media produced comedies, drama and
factual entertainment including Benidorm, a critically acclaimed comedy series
that reached audience figures of nearly six million in Britain; Ruddy Hell!
It's Harry and Paul, a comedy sketch series featuring Harry Enfield and Paul
Whitehouse, two of Britain's biggest names in comedy; Roman's Empire, a
hilarious series about a self-made multi-millionaire and his rule over his
business empire and home; Bollywood Bosses, a series chronicling today's
Bollywood industry, King of Miami, which follows comedian Dave Hill and his
hilarious bid to become the King of Miami; and Trollywood, an edgy documentary
exposing the flip side of the American Dream.
About Super Channel
Super Channel is Canada's only national pay television network,
consisting of two new HD channels, four new SD channels, and an SVOD platform,
giving viewers what they want, when they want. Super Channel's vision is to
reinvent Pay TV in Canada by offering viewers something new to see every
single day. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment, an Edmonton-based
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG
is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports
& Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,600 people in 30 countries.
Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004.
IMG Sports & Entertainment includes: consulting services; event ownership
and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf
course design; client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers,
European football, rugby, cricket, motorsports, coaching, Olympic sports and
action sports. In addition, IMG Academies is the world's largest and most
advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport training and educational facility,
delivering world-class sports training experiences to over 12,000 junior,
collegiate, adult and professional athletes each year.
IMG Media, which includes our content production subsidiaries TWI, Darlow
Smithson Productions (DSP) and Tiger Aspect Productions (TAP), is recognized
as a global leader in the delivery of traditional and new media content and
services, with Internet, broadband and mobile expertise, transforming how
audiences access and interact with content.
IMG Media produces and distributes over 11,000 hours of sports,
documentary, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular factual and children's
content annually, over multiple platforms across 220 countries, including
award-winning television and radio programming. It also represents the
broadcast rights to many of the world's premier sporting events and has the
world's biggest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.
More information about IMG is available at www.imgworld.com,
www.darlowsmithson.com and www.tigeraspect.co.uk
For further information:
For further information: For Super Channel: Sylvie Powell, (613)
290-1497, email@example.com; For IMG Media: Dave Haggith, (416)
960-5312 ext. 120, Dave.firstname.lastname@example.org