EDMONTON, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Super Channel is pleased to announce that North America's first 24-hour channel for esports fans, GINX Esports TV Canada, officially launches tomorrow Thursday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET. GINX Esports TV Canada will be the go-to-destination for the millions of gaming enthusiasts and players across the country with its slate of live esports events, news and gaming lifestyle programming.
GINX Esports TV Canada, is immediately available to current Super Channel subscribers as part of their existing package. Gaming fans looking to get into the action, can contact their local service provider to subscribe and obtain access to GINX Esports TV Canada (formerly SC4) as part of Super Channel's current multiplex offering, which includes premium first run series and sports on SC1, movies on SC2, as well as handpicked fan favourite movies you want to see again on Super Channel VAULT (formerly SC3), and select GINX programming on Super Channel On Demand, all for as low as $9.95 per month.
"Canada's passion for esports is undeniable, and we are thrilled to be the first broadcaster to bring the biggest brand in esports coverage to our fast-growing gaming community," said Super Channel COO, Don McDonald. "Starting tomorrow, GINX Esports TV Canada will become the new home for world-class esports coverage bringing a global and, in the near future, a distinctive Canadian perspective on the fast-growing esports market."
Added Michiel Bakker, GINX Esports TV CEO: "This is an exciting time to be joining forces with Super Channel to bring the GINX Esports TV channel to viewers in Canada. Esports has experienced massive organic online growth and this partnership is about extending that growth into television. As well as covering the big international events, we aim to work with Canadian esports organizations to report on national events and to showcase the best on our fast-growing international network of over 40 million homes worldwide."
The channel will go live on Thursday with a special Canadian edition of GINX's weekly news show The BRIDGE at 8 p.m. ET. Live from GINX's London headquarters, The BRIDGE brings together fans, teams and personalities from across the world to cover all games, tournaments and platforms. The kickoff show will dive deep into the world of esports in Canada including looking at the biggest Canadian talent playing in upcoming tournaments. Hosts will also lace up their virtual skates with a special in-studio NHL 17 showdown in honour of the NHL playoffs and speak with the developers to learn what the future holds for the long-running franchise. They'll also be joined by Adam Savage and Anthony Richardson who star in GINX Esports TV's THE FIRST HOUR discussing the trials and tribulations they've come face to face with in the newest season of their popular show. Femi 'F-Word' Adeboye will also drop by to chat about 'This Week In Esports'.
In addition, live coverage of season three of the OGN Overwatch Apex, the premier Korean Overwatch tournament, continues. OGN APEX Season 3 is the only international tournament for the fast-paced shooter Overwatch. It's a season of invited and qualified teams from both North America and Asia who will be battling it out in lengthy group stages every Tuesday and Friday. Winning the Best of 5 every week gets the team points to make it to playoffs. The top 2 teams of each group advance to playoffs and make their way to the Grand Finals. Casted live in Seoul, Korea, by the new faces of; Achilios, Wolf, Atlus and PapaSmithy.
Regular programming to be featured on the channel includes:
The First Hour - Hosts Adam Savage and Anthony Richardson chart their First Hour through several esports and AAA video game titles. Ant & Sav find themselves thrown in at the deep end as they embark on an mission to conquer in the ultra-competitive world of esports. Each week they face a tough new challenge as the show's producers decide which title the boys will be tackling. Overwatch or Battlefield 1? CS:GO or Heroes of the Storm? League or FIFA? Expect fast-paced action, epic adventure and spectacular failures, all from their gamer cave and battle station.
The BRIDGE - Takin' care of business LIVE from London to the world its GINX Esports TV's Talk-Radio entertainment show LIVE on TV! Guests, games, give-aways and esports banter all with a big sense of humour.
The Daily Download - Join Heather Naysayerz Dower as she covers esports current affairs, original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking gaming news!
This Week in Esports - A look back at the last 7 days in esports. All the action, news and views surrounding the world of competitive gaming hosted by former pro and esports commentator F-Word!
To view the schedule for GINX Esports TV Canada visit: http://www.superchannel.ca/ginx
About Super Channel
Super Channel is a national premium pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.
Super Channel's mission is to entertain and engage Canadian audiences by providing a unique and exclusive entertainment experience. With a core foundation of integrity and accountability, we dedicate ourselves to implementing innovative programming strategies and unparalleled team work that provides viewers with exceptional value and variety.
Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.
Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS, Videotron, Westman Communications and other regional providers.
About GINX Esports TV
GINX Esports TV is a UK-based international media company, dedicated to the creation of esports TV channels around the world. The GINX Esports TV channel is currently available in over 40 million households in 9 languages across over 41 territories. It offers viewers around the clock access to esports news and entertainment and live esports events, all delivered with expertise and a healthy sense of humour.
SOURCE Super Channel
For further information: Contacts: Super Channel: Kim Ball - Director, Media Relations & Sponsorship, [email protected], Phone: (416) 302-6464; GINX Esports TV: Céline Combelles - Marketing Manager, [email protected], Phone: +44 (0)2085766660