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VGX Reveals Exclusive Content To Be Debuted During All-Day Event

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New York, NY, December 3, 2013 – VGX, the inaugural all-day live multi-platform gaming event, revealed today that it will include a special one-night only performance of the music of “Grand Theft Auto V,” featuring a host of artists from the game’s soundtrack and score, and streamed onVGXLIVE.com and across all screens and gaming devices worldwide.

VGX (#VGX) also announced that “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be on hand along with an exclusive sneak peek of the highly anticipated game “South Park: The Stick of Truth.”  Additionally, VGX unveiled its first wave of exclusive world premieres that will be debuted during the three-hour live stream on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT.

The new VGX format dives deeper into the world of gaming and extends its coverage beyond awards presentations.  Fans will have unprecedented access to the industry’s top developers and talent and more exclusive world premieres than ever including exclusive new looks at “Titanfall,” “Quantum Break,” “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” “Broken Age,” “Dying Light,” “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” VGX will also feature Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime presenting a new look at an upcoming Wii U game.  Additional exclusives to be revealed shortly.

“For years gamers have been telling us to focus on content over celebrity,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President, Event Production, Talent Development & Studio Relations, Viacom Entertainment Group.  “We are stripping away anything that takes time away from world premieres and interviews with the community of game developers that the fans want to hear from.  We are also thrilled to be working with Rockstar Games to present the music of Grand Theft Auto V in a performance you won’t see anywhere else.”

While its roots lie in the Video Game Awards, VGX ‘s brand new studio format will do away with the “Hollywood award show” in favor of a gamer focused studio show, that will feature interviews, more world premieres and game demos.  The new format features more games, less fame, in an intimate studio setting.

VGX (#VGX) is an all-day gaming experience and the next generation of Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards” franchise.  With the potential to reach over 100 million households across all screens and gaming devices worldwide—including Xbox One, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™), Twitch, iOS and Android devices, and available globally on VGXLIVE.com, Hulu,  Yahoo Screen, the Yahoo Screen app, Steam and Viacom Media Networks properties Spike.comComedyCentral.com,MTV.comMTV2.comBET.com and GameTrailers.com—it will be the most widely distributed live gaming event of all time.  VGX will continue the Video Game Awards’ legacy of showcasing world-premiere game trailers, but will now offer extended demos of next-gen games, 1-on-1 interviews, and an unrivaled interactive experience through exclusive social-media partner Twitter.  The VGX-Twitter partnership will give viewers a direct impact on the stream by allowing them to vote on show order, unlock additional content, and participate in live Twitter-powered Q&A interviews with talent and developers.

VGX streaming begins Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m.  PT.

For the Full List of VGX Nominees, Go To VGXLive.com

VGX 2013 Nominees Announced – Vote Now

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New York, NY, November 18, 2013 –  The slate of nominees for VGX, the new live digital multi-platform gaming event, was announced today.  Close to 50 video game franchises from more than 20 publishers were nominated.  At the head of the franchise pack is “Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games), which nabbed nine nominations including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game and Best Soundtrack.  “BioShock Infinite” (2K Games) scored eight nominations, while “The Last of Us” (Sony Computer Entertainment) pulled in seven nods.  All titles join “Tomb Raider” (Square Enix) and “Super Mario 3D World” (Nintendo) to round out the nominee list for Game of the Year.

With a total of 11 nominations for four different games, Sony Computer Entertainment is up for more awards than any publisher with the “The Last of Us” bringing in seven nominations of its own including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game, Best PlayStation Game and four other categories.  Next up are Nintendo and 2K Games, tied for a total of 10 nominations each.  Nintendo’s “Super Mario 3D World” (Game of the Year; Best Nintendo Game) and “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” (Best Handheld Game; Best Casual Game) titles both scored multiple nominations.  2K Games nominated titles include “BioShock Infinite” (Game of the Year; Best Shooter; and six other nominations) and NBA 2K14 (Best Sports Game.)  Studio of the Year nominees include Rockstar North (“Grand Theft Auto V”), The Fullbright Company (“Gone Home”), Irrational Games (“BioShock Infinite”), and Naughty Dog (“The Last of Us.”)

While its roots lie in the Video Game Awards, VGX will abandon the traditional Hollywood style award show to feature more world premiere game trailers than ever before, plus extended deep dives into the next generation of games, new looks at gaming culture, one-on-one interviews with the industry’s most visionary creatives and expert panels digging into what’s coming to consoles in 2014 and beyond.  The new format features more games, less fame, in an intimate studio setting.

VGX Nominees are determined by the VGX Advisory Council, which is made up of a group of some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired.com, USA Today and Associated Press.

Below are several of the nominees and categories for VGX. For a full list, please go to VGXLIVE.COM.

Game of the Year

“BioShock Infinite”

“Grand Theft Auto V”

“Super Mario 3D World”

“The Last of Us”

“Tomb Raider”

 

Studio of the Year

Irrational Games

Naughty Dog

Rockstar North

The Fullbright Company

 

Most Anticipated Game

“Destiny”

“Titanfall”

“South Park: The Stick of Truth”

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”

“Watch Dogs”

 

Best Shooter

“Battlefield 4”

“BioShock Infinite”

“Call of Duty: Ghosts”

“Metro: Last Light”

 

Best Independent Game

“Gone Home”

“Kentucky Route Zero”

“Papers, Please”

“The Stanley Parable”

VGX is an all-day gaming experience and the next generation of Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards” franchise.  With the potential to reach over 100 million households across all screens and gaming devices worldwide—including Xbox One, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™), Twitch, iOS and Android devices, and available globally on VGXLIVE.com, Hulu,  Yahoo Screen, the Yahoo Screen app and Viacom Media Networks properties Spike.comComedyCentral.comMTV.com,MTV2.comBET.com and GameTrailers.com—it will be the most widely distributed live gaming event of all time.  VGX will continue the Video Game Awards’ legacy of showcasing world-premiere game trailers, but will now offer extended demos of next-gen games, 1-on-1 interviews, and an unrivaled interactive experience through exclusive social-media partner Twitter.  The VGX-Twitter partnership will give viewers a direct impact on the stream by allowing them to vote on show order, unlock additional content, and participate in live Twitter-powered Q&A interviews with talent and developers.

VGX streaming begins Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m.  PT.

For the Full List of VGX Nominees, Go To VGXLive.com

Spike TV Turns Video Games Awards into VGX

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New York, NY, November 15, 2013 – Spike TV announced today the launch of VGX, a brand new live digital multi-platform event that is a binge-viewers dream for gamers.  This all-day gaming experience is the next generation of Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards” franchise and will be the most widely distributed live gaming event of all time with the potential reach of over 100 million households.

VGX will be streamed across Xbox One, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™), Twitch, iOS and Android devices, and available globally on VGXLIVE.com, Hulu,  Yahoo Screen, the Yahoo Screen app and Viacom Media Networks properties Spike.comComedyCentral.comMTV.com,MTV2.comBET.com and GameTrailers.com.   VGX will be live streamed for three-hours onSaturday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT.   Spike TV will also air highlights of the show as “VGX Replay” on Monday, December 9 at midnight.

VGX will continue the tradition of showcasing world premiere game trailers but for the first time ever, the show will offer extended demos of the next generation of games, 1-on-1 interviews and panels. The new format allows VGX to dive deeper into the world of gaming and extend its coverage beyond award presentations in a more intimate studio setting.

VGX will be an interactive experience with Twitter as the exclusive social media platform enabling viewers to have a direct impact on the stream by voting on show order and unlocking additional content.  Fans will also have unprecedented access to the industry’s top developers and talent with LIVE Q&A interviews powered by Twitter.

“Spike TV was the first network to embrace the gaming industry.  For the last 10 years, the VGAs have honored its creative community and fans,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President, Event Production, Talent Development & Studio Relations, Viacom Entertainment Group.  “Until now, we have been limited to TV and a one way conversation with gamers.  With the birth of new consoles and other emerging technology, VGX can interact with our audience like never before.  This is an organic and exciting step for this franchise.”

“Over the last few years, we’ve seen digital audiences grow to scale for our video game events,” said Erik Flannigan, EVP, Multi-Platform Strategy & Development, Viacom Entertainment Group. “So while the VGX format might be viewed as revolutionary, from the perspective of an audience who is already playing and watching on digital screens, it is actually an organic evolution to make a show for them first.”

Fans can start voting today for Most Anticipated Game on VGXLIVE.com while the rest of the nominees for VGX will be announced next week.  Nominees are determined by the VGX Advisory Council, made up of a group of some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired.com, USA Today and Associated Press.

Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, Geoff Keighley and Pete DiObilda will serve as executive producers of VGX.  Julie Kellerman Reading is co-executive producer. Erik Flannigan will serve as Executive in Charge for Viacom Media Networks Group and Tim Bruno will serve as Executive In Charge for Spike.

Spike TV is available in 98.8 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Spike TV Covers San Diego Comic-Con

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New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2013 – Spike TV announced today that the network will once again give fans an inside look at the biggest event in pop culture and comics with “Comic-Con All Access.” (#SDCConSPIKE)  Spike’s coverage kicks off on Saturday, July 20 with interstitials from the San Diego Convention Center leading up to an hour-long special which airs on Spike TV on Monday, July 22 at 11:00p.m. ET/PT.

The event will feature special appearances including Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (“Kick Ass 2”), Vin Diesel (“Riddick”), Bryan Cranston (“Godzilla”), Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes (“Seventh Son”), Samuel L. Jackson (“Captain America 2” and “Robocop”), Norman Reedus (“Walking Dead”) as well as many other surprise guests.  In addition, Spike TV partners with Zachary Levi and NERD MACHINE, who will be presenting their 3rd Annual NERD HQ at Petco Park and will feature their “Conversations for a Cause” panel series, with all proceeds benefiting Operation Smile.

“Comic-Con is a celebration of the fans,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-Platform Programming, Spike TV.  “Spike is excited to give viewers an all access look at the biggest celebrities, movies and TV shows that make this event so amazing.”

In celebration of the revolutionary work in the comics, movies and sci-fi industry throughout the past year, viewers will have the opportunity to vote on the “Comic-Con All Access Game Changer” and “Comic-Con All Access Game Changing Moment of the Year” which will be awarded during the special.

Spike TV The Official Broadcast Partner for E3 2013

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New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – May 28, 2013 – Spike TV has been named the official broadcaster for the biggest event in video games, the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo.  The network, coming off its exclusive television broadcast of the Xbox One reveal, will once again be the home for all things gaming.  Fans will be treated to LIVE multi-platform coverage of all the action taking place at E3.

Spike TV’s “E3 All Access Live” (#GTE3) will provide viewers with nearly 20 hours of LIVE coverage over two days, including exclusive television broadcast access to the highly-anticipated XBOX: A New Generation of Games and Entertainment and EA media showcase (#EAE3) featuring ground-breaking news, gaming trailers and demos starting on Monday, June 10.  This is the fourth year in a row Spike TV will be exclusively airing the Xbox media briefing on television and the third year in a row it will be exclusively airing the EA media showcase.

“This is the E3 we’ve been waiting for,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-platform Programming, Spike TV.  “After years of anticipation, E3 2013 will showcase the next generation of technology that will change the entertainment landscape.  As the official broadcaster of E3, we’re excited that Spike will be the destination to see it all first.”

Considered to be the ultimate event in the video game industry, the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo runs June 11-13, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  “E3 All Access Live” will kick-off its multi-platform coverage on Spike TV, in HD, from Los Angeles one day before the event is open to the public on Monday, June 10 (Noon-5:30pm ET/ 9:00am-2:30pm PT) and continue at 5:30-11:00pm ET / 2:30-8:00pm PT.  Spike.com will stream five more live hours on Tuesday, June 11 (Noon-5:00pm ET/ 9:00am-2:00pm PT) The live special will also be supported through additional digital pre and post shows as well as through online simulcasts.

The on-air sponsors of Spike TV’s “E3 All Access Live” are Hyundai Motor America and Pizza Hut, and Capcom’s Remember Me will serve as the show’s digital sponsor.

“E3 All Access Live” will be supported on Spike TV through “GTTV with Geoff Keighley,” “All Access Weekly” and “Playbook 360;” online on Spike.com and GameTrailers.com; socially through its Facebook and Twitter feed @SpikeTV and through mobile phones and tablets including iPhone, iPad and Android devices, as well as on the big screens in New York City’s Times Square.

Spike’s E3 expert team include “GTTV” hosts Geoff Keighley, Amanda Mackay, Daniel Kayser, and Katie Linendoll, host of the network’s tech-centric show, “All Access Weekly.”

The “E3 All Access Live” team will broadcast from its own E3 studio overlooking the Los Angeles Convention Center and will feature the industry’s top press conference events, breaking gaming news and announcements, never-before-seen trailers and gameplay footage, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in gaming and entertainment and much more to be announced in the next coming weeks.

Gil Colon, Kevin Kay, Geoff Keighley, Jaimee Kosanke and Jon Slusser serve as Executive Producers for “Spike Presents 2012 E3 All Access Live.”

Spike TV to Air Microsoft Next Xbox Event

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New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – May 20, 2013 – Spike TV and GameTrailers teamed up to give fans unprecedented access to the Microsoft New Generation Xbox reveal with a LIVE, one hour commercial free event, “Xbox: A New Generation Revealed.” The highly-anticipated event will be broadcast from the Microsoft Corporate Headquarters and will give fans a first glimpse of a new generation of games, entertainment and TV.

“Microsoft is set to redefine the home entertainment experience this Tuesday,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-platform Programming, Spike TV. “We are thrilled that Spike is the network to give fans the exclusive access to this ground breaking event.”

The coverage of the highly-anticipated reveal kicks off on Tuesday, May 21 (Noon-2:30pm ET/ 9:00am-11:30am PT), with a preshow followed by Spike TV’s one hour commercial free “Xbox: A New Generation Revealed,” featuring LIVE coast-to-coast coverage from Microsoft Corp Headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The network will cap off the coverage with a live post show interview with Don Mattrick, the President of the Interactive Entertainment Business and will be book-ended by exclusive Spike TV and GameTrailers content giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the new Xbox.