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myosh

join:2001-05-03
Cupertino, CA

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reply to Zoder

Re: G4 is dead

All I can say is GOOD RIDDANCE!

They bought and ruined a perfectly good tech channel (TechTV), and the name Charles Hirschorn (think I spelled his name right... he was the in charge of G4 when they bought TechTV) still makes my blood boil. The only good thing that came from this fiasco was the birth of Leo Laporte's TWiT network and Kevin Rose's Revision3 network.

Anyone care to join me in singing "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" substituting "G4" for "the witch"?



OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
reply to mikedz4

Well ONN wont matter, WBNS 10TV is shutting that down.



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

why is wbns shutting Ohio News Network down? Not enough viewers? No wonder, time warner cable customers need a box and digital cable to get it.



OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH

»www.dispatch.com/content/stories···-31.html



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

so ONN is gone now? Are there any all news/weather stations in ohio now?



OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH

Not that I am aware of, 10TV is still doing their Doppler10 Now subchannel on 10.2



jbgroup1
Non Conformist
Premium
join:2000-05-04
Dayton, MD
reply to Zoder

It's a shame that it's gone. It hasn't been right since ZDTV when TechTV ruined it.



TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA
reply to Zoder

G4 has been dead to me since they canned all TechTV shows. X-Play is a shadow of it's former self and AOTS is garbage compared to TSS. It won't be missed.



myosh

join:2001-05-03
Cupertino, CA
reply to jbgroup1

said by jbgroup1:

It's a shame that it's gone. It hasn't been right since ZDTV when TechTV ruined it.

ZDTV and TechTV were just fine. The channel went to hell when Comcast and G4 got their grubby little hands on it.

All they (Comcast/G4) cared about was TechTV's distribution contracts with DirecTV and Dish and other cable companies. They didn't care about the core TechTV audience.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to Streetlight

I can't say enough good things about twit.tv and all of Leo's projects. Great recommendation.



Swindle
Shattered Dreams

join:2006-07-24
Tampa, FL
Reviews:
·Bright House

Although Esquire TV will be geared towards the modern man, I don't see the channel going anywhere ... It reminds me of when SpikeTV tried to become the "Channel for Men" ... That's about the time I quit watching it because the programming ... let's face it, s(_)cked. I see Esquire as SpikeTV v.2 which will fail.
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B-Movie DVDs



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

I personally miss the Ren and Stimpy Adult Party and the Stripperella show.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

Came across what the new logo may end up looking like for the Esquire channel. »logos.wikia.com/wiki/G4_(TV_channel)



egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast

said by Mike Wolf:

Came across what the new logo may end up looking like for the Esquire channel. »logos.wikia.com/wiki/G4_(TV_channel)

Gross
Expand your moderator at work


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to egeek84

Re: G4 is dead

I must say, the goodbye videos for AOTS and XPLAY was pretty emotional. Liked the cameo of Leo LaPorte and Patrick Norton in the end.


SpHeRe31459

join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2

said by Mike Wolf:

I must say, the goodbye videos for AOTS and XPLAY was pretty emotional. Liked the cameo of Leo LaPorte and Patrick Norton in the end.

Woah I missed that. I've only seen the goodbye specials in bits and pieces since they've been repeated tons, I just keep flipping by every now and then.


Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada

are u sure its gone? i still was able to tune into G4 Tech TV yesterday. man i miss those old episodes of The Lab with Leo Laporte, which were conveniently filmed in the omni tv studios on lakeshore/bathurst in toronto, canada
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SpHeRe31459

join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2

said by Paolo:

are u sure its gone? i still was able to tune into G4 Tech TV yesterday. man i miss those old episodes of The Lab with Leo Laporte, which were conveniently filmed in the omni tv studios on lakeshore/bathurst in toronto, canada

If you read the first post of this top you'd see that the U.S. version of G4 is not off the air, but it's programming is all done, all original programming stopped production just before the new year. It's about to be changed into the Esquire channel on April 22nd.

G4 Canada it a totally different channel and handled very differently from the US version.
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G4_Canada


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to SpHeRe31459

»www.g4tv.com/videos/61813/x-play···goodbye/

»www.g4tv.com/videos/61834/a-fina···he-show/

G4 doesn't officially switch over to Esquire until April 22nd. »www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/7···il-22nd/



robot

join:2003-07-02
Palos Hills, IL
reply to SpHeRe31459

That's probably why they've been playing James Bond movies for the past 2 months...