TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - G4techTV Canada and Greedy Productions Ltd. are
pleased to announce the redesign of the hit consumer technology show Call for
Help. Hosted by award-winning technology guru Leo Laporte, the show will now
be known as The Lab with Leo Laporte. The one-hour show will still air daily
on G4techTV Canada and will now be produced in Vancouver by Greedy Productions
The Lab with Leo Laporte is designed to help viewers of all knowledge
levels, from tech savvy to novice, get the most out of their technology and
keep them up-to-date on all the latest technology news and products, but with
a fresh new spin. The revamped show will be quicker-paced with a sleeker look
and sound while maintaining the format of responding to viewer calls and
e-mails as well as product demonstrations, fun tech tidbits, breakdowns of
tech jargon and updates on the latest trends in technology.
Leo will be joined each week by experts and guests that will continue to
bring viewers the latest and greatest in technology news and products that
fans have come to expect from Call for Help. The Lab with Leo Laporte will
feature a host of enthusiastic leaders in technology with a specific focus on
both well-known and up and coming technofiles from the Vancouver area to cover
every angle of the ever-evolving world of technology.
"Moving The Lab with Leo Laporte to Vancouver with Greedy Productions is
a fantastic step forward for the show," said Tom Ayley, General Manager,
G4techTV Canada. "The popularity of the show has grown considerably over the
past eight years and has consistently been reaching new audiences around the
world. Putting a fresh spin on the show with Greedy Productions is exciting
for the whole team and we continue to promote Canadian talent with new guests
each week joining Leo in helping viewers navigate the world of technology."
"Leo is a legend and a great guy," said Victor Lucas, President of Greedy
Productions Ltd., "Nobody has done more to demystify technology on television
than him. All of us at Greedy are really looking forward to working with Leo
and launching The Lab this spring."
Brand new episodes of The Lab with Leo Laporte begin shooting in March
2007. Announcements for the launch of the show's official website and the
first air dates for the program will be released in the near future.
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.
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