G4 named official broadcaster of E3 2009, will cover Nintendo conference live

Tuesday, 21st April 2009 23:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


G4 has been named the official broadcaster of E3 2009.

The cable channel will be broadcasting the Nintendo conference live, along with the following schedule:

  • Over 22 hours of live coverage
  • Steve Wiebe live world record Donkey Kong high score attempt
  • Live on-air coverage of five major press conferences, including Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo
  • to stream all E3 press conferences live and unedited
  • Hands-on game demos
  • Exclusive interviews with top gaming executives

Coverage kicks of Monday, June 1, and continues through Thursday, June 4.

Looks like no Ninja Warrior for us those nights. Cry.

Read on for the full thing.

G4 Named Official Broadcaster Of 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo – live, on-air coverage of Nintendo press conference

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2009 – G4, the multi-media network that is plugged in to the digital generation and its love of videogames and technology, has been named the official broadcaster of the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo). The network will bring videogame fans unprecedented access to all of the excitement that makes E3 Expo the epicenter of the gaming world. G4 will offer:

· Over 22 hours of LIVE coverage

· Steve Wiebe LIVE world record Donkey Kong high score attempt

· LIVE on-air coverage of FIVE major press conferences, including Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo

· to stream ALL E3 press conferences LIVE and unedited

· Hands-on game demos

· Exclusive interviews with top gaming executives

G4’s comprehensive coverage kicks off on-air and online at Monday, June 1 and continues through Thursday, June 4.

“G4 is bringing gamers more up-to-the-minute news and inside access to E3 Expo than any other media outlet,” said Neal Tiles, President, G4. “The E3 Expo is one of the biggest events of the year for our audience and the multi-platform coverage we’re offering gives fans a front row seat to every press conference, game demo and major happening at this year’s show.”

As the official broadcaster of E3 Expo, G4 is the only place gaming fans can get all the inside scoop and information from this highly anticipated event. “Attack of the Show” and “X-Play” teams will report directly from the show floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center with an unprecedented 20 hours of exclusive coverage, including live E3 Expo press conferences and breaking news reports from all the key events. G4’s on-air team will also showcase an unparalleled number of hands-on demos and exclusive interviews with the people who are changing the world of gaming.

“G4’s commitment to gamers and to games is remarkable,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of communications & industry affairs for the ESA. “We are proud to partner with them for the E3 Expo as the latest in cutting-edge entertainment and innovative story-telling is unveiled.” will be launching an entirely new E3 Expo website with staff working around-the-clock at E3 Expo and at’s Los Angeles offices to bring fans up-to-the-minute breaking news, game announcements, exclusive interviews, HD trailers and in-game footage, screenshots, photo galleries, HD hands-on demos and special editions of “MMO Report” and “Sessler’s Soapbox”. Additionally, will once again bring eager audiences live streaming video and liveblog coverage from every E3 media briefing as well as full live streaming coverage of Steve Wiebe’s World Record Donkey Kong attempt so fans from around the world can share in the excitement live and exclusively on From before the floor opens to when the last fan is kicked out of the Los Angeles Convention Center will bring gamers the most complete coverage of E3 Expo 2009 available across its website, podcasting and VOD platforms.



  1. ShiroGamer

    /starts finals 1st of june
    why oh why

    #1 6 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Nintendo sucks!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Seraphemz

    All I want.. is MORE Olivia Munn !!!!! YUUUMMM…

    #3 6 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    Olivia Munn is fucking gorgeous! Hey Seraphemz if you could have either Alicia Keys or Olivia Munn who would you choose :-)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Why cover the Nintendo conference, where you know its most likely gonna be shit, compared to Microsoft or Sony?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Cort

    JC I thought you were dead. Haven’t seen you on PSN for ages.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. XDamage

    Confusing title. The article states that they will broadcast all major press conferences, but the title makes it sound like they will only cover the one from Nintendo. That would be madness! :D

    Anyways, the online streams will be free right?
    And does this mean that there will be no other live streams, like for example last years IGN Live Wire.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    Cort: PS3 got the Yellow Light of Death :(

    #8 6 years ago
  9. anasui

    dont care who does who, just spit out the “key” game you promised

    oh, and a release date for Layton and Gyakuten Kenji, thanks and thanks again

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Gamoc

    E3 is only a month and a half away!?

    Bloody hell, I’d better get stuff sorted out.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Razor

    Really looking forward to Sony’s press conference…if only so we can see if thee mysterious exclusive(s) are worth thier salt…

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gamoc

    They almost certainly are. This is Sony we’re talking about, here.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. JPickford

    Only one broadcaster allowed at a press conference?

    Will this be free?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Does anybody actually watch the damn things anyway? Everything gets liveblogged/news-posted within seconds anyway, without having to listen to moronic execs drone on about why they’re the ‘bestest’. :-D

    #14 6 years ago

    Yeah, I watch them.

    Any part of any conference that I’m interested in, I usually watch.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. No_PUDding

    Blerk the trailers and walktrhoguhs are as live as they can get on the Live coverage.

    It’s great when something goes wrong, or something goes right.

    Man I can’t believe anyone DOESN’T watch them!

    #16 6 years ago
  17. deftangel

    I usually watch them, they are quite entertaining. Sometimes in a bad but good kind of way…

    Didn’t know who Olivia Munn was until now either but good spot that man :D

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Blerk

    You can watch everything later on in better quality with all the boring shit taken out. Watching live is like watching awards shows – nobody cares about the actual event, you just want to know who won.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Tonka


    #19 6 years ago
  20. JPickford

    Yeah I watch them live. If the (very entertaining) live threads on rllmuk are anything to go by a lot of other people do.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Blerk

    Guess I’m in the minority, then. Don’t you all have better stuff to do? :-D

    #21 6 years ago

    We multi-task.

    #22 6 years ago

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