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Studio: Capricorn Programmes
Publisher: Yorkshire Television
Original airdate: 1995-09-02 — 2008
Original channel(s): TCC, ITV
Country of origin: United Kingdom

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Cybernet was a British television show featuring video games. To date it is the longest running programme of its kind, airing across 13 years between 1995 and 2008. It was also distributed across dozens of countries around the world, being translated into local languages during the late 1990s and 2000s.

In its original UK guise, Cybernet began airing on the newly rebranded cable and satellite channel TCC (formerly The Children's Channel), with new episodes every Saturday at 9:30am (being repeated twice on Sunday). It switched to the ITV network in 1997, where for most of the country it occupied early morning timeslots between 2:00am and 6:00am on Wednesday and later Thursday. While viewing figures were reportedly strong for this time of day, by rarely (if ever) airing during regular viewing hours, it lacked the reach of notable video game shows of the era such as Bad Influence! and GamesMaster.

Cybernet was comprised almost exclusively of direct game footage, being able to demonstrate work-in-progress video games and cover trade events such as E3. The show lacked in-vision presenters, relying on voice-overs and computer generated bumpers to introduce new segments. Due to the rules governing TCC and the and later ITV bosses being aware that most viewers would be recording the show (including children), Cybernet was forbidden from showing violent content, so was forced to focus on games targeting a family audience.

List of episodes

Episode Video Name Date Airtime Description
1x01 Series 1, episode 1 1995-09-02