GCI expands offerings, introduces PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly’s PeopleTV Network

May 2, 2019

Launches Today on Select GCI Choice TV plans

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Effective today, GCI TV customers now have access to PeopleTV, a network featuring two of the top celebrity brands across the country – PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. This new offering will be available on GCI Channel 85 in urban markets and GCI Channel 87 in outer markets.

PeopleTV features a variety of programming including:

  • “PEOPLE Now,” a daily entertainment news program co-hosted live from NY with Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke featuring exclusive celebrity interviews, human-interest stories, and coverage of style, pets, royals, moms and babies, food, décor, and more. 
  • “Couch Surfing,” a weekly series from NY featuring film and TV stars who stroll down memory lane with host Lola Ogunnaike to watch and react to their own performances throughout their careers.
  • “PEOPLE & EW Red Carpet Live,” an entertainment awards pre-show featuring celebrity interviews live from the industry’s major awards shows red carpets and star-studded movie & TV show premieres.

“GCI is excited to be partnering with PeopleTV to launch this new network for GCI’s cable TV customers,” said Stephanie Lovett, director of GCI Product Marketing. “From entertainment news to the Red Carpet, PeopleTV offers many new programming choices in response to our customers’ interests.”

“As PeopleTV’s first domestic MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) partner and a member of NCTC (National Cable Telephone Cooperative), GCI is a leader in its space that recognizes the value PeopleTV can deliver to its subscribers,” said Mark Treiber, General Manager, PeopleTV. "We are thrilled to launch on GCI’s linear platform.”

PeopleTV is available on most GCI Choice TV plans.

Customers interested in learning more about GCI TV can call a customer service representative at 907-265-5400 or 800-800-4800, send an email to rcs@gci.com or visit a GCI retail store.

About GCI

GCI provides data, wireless, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP). Learn more about GCI Liberty at www.gciliberty.com.

About PeopleTV

PeopleTV is the celebrity news and entertainment network powered by the award-winning PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly newsrooms. Viewers have unlimited, daily access to an expansive slate of programming which includes breaking news, live red-carpet coverage, exclusive behind-the-scenes access into magazine cover stories, popular cast reunions and high-profile, one-on-one celebrity interviews. PeopleTV is available on PeopleTV.com, iOS and Android devices, Roku, The Roku Channel, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Chromecast, Xumo, Pluto, as well as on fuboTV, Philo, and GCI.

Media Contact

Heather Handyside

Phone: 907-301-3481

Email: hhandyside@gci.com