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Encyclopedia > G4techTV Canada
G4techTV
Type Digital cable specialty channel
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Availability    National
Owner Rogers (66.67% & managing partner)
G4 Media (33.33%)
Launch date September 7, 2001
Past names TechTV Canada
Website www.g4techtv.ca

G4techTV Canada is a Canadian category 1 digital cable specialty channel co-owned by Rogers Media and G4 Media [1]. Its programming is devoted to the technology genre including computers, internet, video games and more. Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Image File history File links G4techTV_Canada. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ... G4 Media, Inc. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Category 1 channels are Canadian television channels defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that must be carried by all digital cable and direct broadcast satellite providers that have the capability to do so. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI.NV.B) (TSX: RCI.MV.A) (NYSE: RG) is Canadas largest cable television service provider with approximately 2. ... G4 Media, Inc. ... The tower of a personal computer. ... This article is about computer and video games. ...

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History

Licensed as TechTV Canada by the CRTC on November 24, 2000; it launched under the same name on September 7, 2001 as a joint venture between Rogers Media (33.34%), Shaw Communications (33.33%) and TechTV (33.33%). On May 28, 2004, it was renamed G4techTV as a result of a merge between American cable services TechTV and G4 to become a service under the same name. On February 15, 2005, less than a year after the merger, American service G4techTV was renamed back to G4. Thus far it is unknown why G4techTV Canada did not change its name to G4 when its American counterpart and minority owner did. In June of 2006, Shaw Communications opted to sell its interest in the channel to Rogers Media. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shaw Communications Inc. ... TechTV is also the name of a closed-circuit television network based in Ruston, Louisiana TechTV (May 11, 1998 – May 28, 2004) was a 24-hour cable and satellite channel based in San Francisco, California featuring news and shows about computers, technology, and the Internet. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... G4 (TV channel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Distribution

As a category 1 television service, it is mandatory for all digital cable and direct broadcast satellite providers in Canada to carry the channel that have the capacity to do so. Category 1 channels are Canadian television channels defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that must be carried by all digital cable and direct broadcast satellite providers that have the capability to do so. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ...


G4techTV Canada is also broadcasted internationally in the Barbados market. The government-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation in Barbados switched from providing the American-based feed, in favour of the Canadian-based feed for its cable television network known as Multi-Choice TV. The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is the government-owned media corporation located in Barbados. ... The service known as Multichoice TV is a wirelessly broadcated Cable television service in the country of Barbados. ...


Programming

Although G4techTV Canada airs a large amount of G4 shows such as Attack of the Show!, Cinematech, X-Play and more; its schedule largely differs from its American counterpart due to the fact that G4 has shifted towards a male orientated programming direction with less of an emphasis on gaming and technology and more on male general interests. Attack of the Show! logo as of May 2006. ... Cinematech logo. ... X-Play logo X-Play (previously Gamespot TV and Extended Play) is a video game review television show hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. ...


G4techTV Canada was the final home to Call for Help with Leo Laporte. The taping location was moved to the Rogers Media studios in Toronto, Canada after the show was cancelled in the United States as a result of the merger. In Early 2007, Call for Help Production was outsourced to Greedy Productions in Vancouver, Canada and the show was renamed The Lab with Leo Laporte. Call for Help is a computer and technology help television program that first aired exclusively on TechTV, a cable and satellite television network focused on technology. ... Leo Gordon Laporte (born November 29, 1956 in New York City, New York)[1] is an American technology broadcaster, and author. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Call for Help (also known as CFH) is a computer-themed television program that first aired exclusively on TechTV (formerly ZDTV), a cable and satellite television network focused on technology, and now airs on G4techTV Canada and the HOW TO Channel in Australia. ...


Until 2006, the station was not allowed to by its license to broadcast dramatic programming. This changed in September 2006, and G4techTV can now send a limited amount of drama, such as anime. The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ...


Noted Programs

Anime Unleashed logo. ... Attack of the Show! logo as of May 2006. ... Beat the Geeks is a comedy game show which aired on Comedy Central in the United States from 2001 to 2002 (reruns of the program also played on The Comedy Network in Canada). ... Brainiac: Science Abuse is a television programme showing in the UK on Sky One (and repeated on Sky Mix). ... Call for Help is a computer and technology help television program that first aired exclusively on TechTV, a cable and satellite television network focused on technology. ... Cheat! is a television show on G4 (formely G4techTV) that provides cheat codes, strategies, and other hidden features for video games. ... Cinematech logo. ... The Electric Playground is a TV show focused on video games. ... Gadgets and Gizmos is a Canadian television program about technology gadgets and reviews shown on G4techTV Canada. ... Icons is a documentary TV show on G4 that used to focus on the history of a video game franchise, a video game company, a video game genre, a video game character, a video game console, notable moment in video game history, or a notable person in the video game... Medical Intelligence is a Canadian TV show hosted by Terri Michael (currently replacing longtime host Jacqueline Hennessy, who is on maternity leave) that has aired on G4TechTV Canada, Rogers Television, and MSNBC since March of 2003. ... Call for Help (also known as CFH) is a computer-themed television program that first aired exclusively on TechTV (formerly ZDTV), a cable and satellite television network focused on technology, and now airs on G4techTV Canada and the HOW TO Channel in Australia. ... Reviews on the Run (known in the United States as Judgement Day) is a video game review TV show hosted by Victor Lucas and Tommy Tallarico, previously shown in America on G4 (formerly G4techTV). ... Call for Help (also known as CFH) is a computer-themed television program that first aired exclusively on TechTV (formerly ZDTV), a cable and satellite television network focused on technology, and now airs on G4techTV Canada and the HOW TO Channel in Australia. ... The Block may refer to: The Block (Sydney), the first Aboriginal land handback A set of TV series of similar format: The Block (Australian TV series) The Block (UK) The Block (Belgium) Het Blok The Block (G4 TV series), reality series following lives of people running a hotel for snowboarders. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Torrent logo. ... X-Play logo X-Play (previously Gamespot TV and Extended Play) is a video game review television show hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. ...

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See also

G4 (TV channel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
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G4techTV, the host channel of "Call for Help", is Canada's first television channel 100% dedicated to technology, anime and video gaming - 7 days a week.
G4techTV is currently available in more than 34 million households in the United States and Canada, as well as distributing content to more than 70 countries.
G4techTV is the one and only 24-hour television network that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets and gigabytes.
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