News Release

March 14, 2014

GCI is bringing the 2014 Arctic Winter Games into homes across Alaska as part of its ongoing commitment to provide unique, relevant programming to its customers. GCI will offer exclusive broadcasting of exciting moments from the Arctic Winter Games on GCI Channel 1.

Programming will kick off on Sunday, March 16 with a live broadcast and streaming of the Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony. GCI will air daily recaps from March 17 – 21 at 10:30 p.m., and live coverage of the closing ceremonies will be broadcast on Saturday, March 22 at 6 p.m. In addition to being available on GCI Channel 1, these special events can be viewed on Alaska On Demand channel 777. Viewers can also stream live footage of the Arctic Winter Games at

“It is our goal at GCI to provide Alaskans with unique and exclusive programming,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “The Arctic Winter Games are fun, exciting and a great source of pride for all Alaskans, and GCI is pleased to offer enhanced access to the games. We know this matters to our customers, and that means it matters to us.”

The Arctic Winter Games, founded in 1969, are held once every two years and are the premier circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes. The games will be held in Fairbanks this year and include 20 different winter sports. GCI is also the media sponsor and wireless provider for the Arctic Winter Games, a contribution equaling nearly $200,000 in support.

For additional information regarding special television airings and online streaming, please visit

About GCI
GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,200 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at

Shahid Butt, GCI, 907-868-0692,