About

TelevisionWeek contributing writer Daisy Whitney is blogging about the pinnacles and pitfalls facing viewers who want to consume television in new ways. Check in frequently as Daisy kicks the tires on the new media juggernaut and dishes on which services do -- and don’t -- make the cut.

Categories

Trial and Error



MTV’s Geoff Keighley in Hi-Def

January 28, 2008 6:00 AM

MTV Networks launched its first network show in hi-def online in “GameTrailersTV With Geoff Keighley” last week. The show is fronted by video game expert Geoff Keighley—obviously, given the name—and it premiered Jan. 25 on Spike TV.

But the show is all about multiplatforming, so you can also find it on Gametrailers.com, Xbox Live Marketplace, iTunes and Amazon Unbox. GameTrailers is the evolution of “Game Head,” the show Keighley hosted on Spike for two years. The show, which airs Friday nights on Spike TV, features all the latest videogame news, reviews and previews.

Keighley says it’s the first show MTV has put up online in hi-def.

Also, MTV Network’s Entertainment Group inked a talent and development deal with Keighley last week. Under the deal, he’s the executive producer for his show; he also will create additional TV programming, consult on Spike TV’s annual “Video Game Awards" show and host a number of specials.

As for GameTrailers, I don’t think I have a hi-def monitor on my laptop, but the show still looks darn good. You can watch it, too:

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.tvweek.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/5302

Post a comment