Turner Sets ‘GameTap’ Rate


Turner Broadcasting System Inc. said its “GameTap” broadband-entertainment network will be priced at $14.95 per month when it debuts this fall, following a two-week trial period with unlimited access.

GameTap will offer video games on-demand -- “ranging from the early arcades to console and PC titles” -- supplemented by promotional, informational streaming content.

“Movies get a second chance on TV, DVD and pay-per-view,” Turner executive vice president of business development Dennis Quinn said in a prepared statement. “But until GameTap, even a high-earning video game title winds up on an auction site, in used game shops or garage sales. Behind the $14.95 fee is the game industry's first post-retail channel that rewards the people who have made these great games possible.”