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Game Show Network Pitch Tape

This was the tape Sony used to sell advertisers and cable operators on Game Show Network a couple years after the network went on air in 1994. Narrated by Pat Sajak, it gives a tour of GSN, Sony and talks about the revolution that was 24 hours of game shows and interactive television. Apologize for the video, but it was sent to me on a trade.

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25 Responses to “Game Show Network Pitch Tape”

  1. BatmanFan1966 says:

    I wish Game Show Network were still like this :(

  2. WhatsAYak says:

    They now lease them (and other shows) by seasons b/c of GSN’s part-ownership by Liberty Media, hence their practice of showing a particular season until it’s run into the ground.

  3. Hondo20132 says:

    I don’t why I get sort of emotional during the music at the end.

  4. Disneydanny says:

    if they have several seasons of Whhel and Jeopardy, WHAT THE HELL are they DOING rehashing they same ones OVER and over.

  5. SP84Fanatic says:

    Hm, I guess GSN had the entire 21st season of TPIR in its vaults at this time, you could see a clip of Edrie from the March 4, 1993 show at 4:41. I heard that GSN got so far as airing the week of Christmas shows from that season.

  6. Hondo20132 says:

    They got TTD; now they need this! Maybe all B-E gameshows for that matter.

  7. palmercomm says:

    Let’s hope they bring back Joker’s Wild!

  8. AdamStabelli666 says:

    It warms my heart to see so much love for my favorite genre of television. Game Shows.

  9. Hondo20132 says:

    R.I.P. Peter Tomarken

    We still miss you after 2 years.

  10. mikeyhetrick says:

    No, this was shown to cable executives and advertisers, by Sony, to gain interest in putting the channel on cable systems and gain advertising. Obivously, it was done a little while after the network had been launched.

  11. Hondo20132 says:

    Laura Chambers of Club AM appeared on a lot of game shows herself. (Sale of the Century, Scrabble pilot, and Tic Tac Dough, to name a few.)

    7:05- Do you recognize that woman? As if I didn’t know.

    And was this actually aired as an informercial?

  12. Hondo20132 says:

    On 4:47, looks like someone didn’t make it!

  13. Hondo20132 says:

    Make that 19 hours a day.

  14. ryanschroer says:

    All Night Long is the song…I wonder if Steve Perry could make a version called 20 hours a day.

  15. mhmrules says:

    I saw it! Took me three hundred years to pass it up though! (Insert Boos)

  16. MatchGameFan85 says:

    Boy, GSN Live is a 100% remake of Club A.M.

  17. Wheeloffortunefan999 says:

    “there are thousands and thousands of episodes of wheel of fortune and jeopardy and i have seen every one, except for the jeopardy shows” lol. pat always cracks me up.

  18. Wheeloffortunefan999 says:

    i would love to see the tape library in person (you have to admit, it looks pretty damn huge.)

  19. Wheeloffortunefan999 says:

    i think any1 who watched the pitch tape already knew that betty white had been on a game show.

  20. smashwhammy says:

    A channel all about game shows, pitched by two game show hosts

  21. mather798 says:

    And Price Is Right as well!

  22. mather798 says:

    Game Show Network was great! Until they stopped airing Hollywood Showdown & 3′s A Crowd, It was the best

  23. bigolquestionmark says:

    They are bringing back Wheel along with Tic Tac Dough on January 7th!

  24. mylesspike119 says:

    i wish GSN should bring back Wheel of Fortune.

  25. Tekkin58 says:

    RIP Peter. You lived a long and healthy life.

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