Screen Savers fans , rejoice!
“The Screen Savers” was a show about computing and technology that aired on on ZDTV (and later TechTV) from 1998 to 2005. ZDTv and TechTV was shown on local cable as part of the default lineup, so many persons (including many in the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society) were fans of the 5 days a week, 60 minute live show.
The Screen Savers ended soon after the acquisition of TechTV by G4 in 2005. One of the former hosts of the show was Leo Laporte who founded TWiT.tv Netcast Network in April 2005 which produces many online technology related shows.
On the 10th anniversary of TWIT on April 19 2015, TWIT announced that a weekly show called “The New Screen Savers” will be launched on TWiT on May 2 2015! The announcement reads:
“We are thrilled to announce that we will launch The New Screen Savers on May 2, 2015. The New Screen Savers will be a weekly, tech-themed variety show that reinvents the format for the modern age. Each hour-long episode will feature help and how-to segments, insight on the latest tech innovations, products, and trends, plus lots of fun surprises.
Every week, Leo Laporte will be joined by an array of TWiT contributors, including original “Screen Saver” Megan Morrone (née Olesky), Mike Elgan, Jason Howell, Father Robert Ballecer, and Bryan Burnett. Some episodes will also feature guest co-hosts from the original show, including Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, and more.
The New Screen Savers will record live, every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on live.twit.tv. It will be made available for download and streaming later that evening at twit.tv/tnss.”
TWiT also released a teaser for The New Screen Savers