The broadband, multi-genre guitarist channel, Guitarist TV (G-TV) has signed a distribution deal with web TV broadcaster Global Digital Broadcast (GDBTV). Guitarist TV was founded by professional South African guitarist Mike de Jager.
The channel was originally launched online in 2006 by guitar legend Joe Satriani. Launch on the GDBTV platform, across several countries between North America, the UK and the Middle East, comes after GDBTV co-founder and COO David Wray took a personal interest in Guitarist TV. Sponsors of the channel are Marshall Amps (UK) and Moser Custom Guitars (USA).
De Jager explained in a statement: “David first discovered Guitarist TV on the internet while he was on business in Los Angeles and arranged for us to meet up back at his offices in Brighton, UK. There was an immediate connection when we met and it felt as though we had known each other for years. David and I share the same vision and, as fellow guitarists, we share the same passion. Together we are creating the world’s most amazing Guitarist TV channel … for the good of mankind!”
In addition to expanding its broadcast reach, Guitarist TV is also boosting the channel offerings to include: broadcast of live concerts; guitar workshops, seminars, educational programmes and fun guitar weekends for beginners to advanced; promotion and PR for both major record companies and unsigned artists; G-TV radio; a G-TV magazine; hot-off-the-press news and reviews; celebrity guests; and even guitar orientated travel programmes.