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Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL

G4 is dead

Comcast has put the last nail in the coffin of the once great Tech TV. G4 is to be rebranded the Esquire Channel. A channel for the metrosexual man.

»www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/n···l-399481

rendrenner

join:2005-09-03
Grandville, MI
that sucks

SpHeRe31459
Premium
join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2
reply to Zoder
LOL, that totally figures, the network has been moving that way for a while...

G4 became a steaming pile pretty quickly after assimilating and then basically trashing any TechTV assets they found useful.


egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
reply to Zoder
This sucks, as a gamer and fan of AOTS and the other shows on G4, how am I going to get my gaming news/entertainment now? I am not a metrosexual or care about stuff like that. I care about games, gadgets, and geeking out on the latest tech.


Streetlight

join:2005-11-07
Colorado Springs, CO

1 edit

1 recommendation

If you or anyone else is interested in technology, gadgets, computers, the Internet, etc., I recommend Leo Laport's Twit network as a great resource. Access at:

»twit.tv/

A schedule of live production streams is on the right of the page.

Click on shows and all shows. Currently ~25 different shows are being produced weekly and many hundreds of episodes are available for download. There is a schedule of when the shows may be viewed streamed live on the live feed link. The advantage of the live stream is that there is a very active chat room. Live shows are not continuously provided but the live feed will present reruns of recent shows if no show is currently being produced.

There was a gamers show for a while, but it didn't get much traction, so it was cancelled.
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Sherlock Holmes in
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A. C. Doyle
Strand Magazine, October 1891

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to Zoder
Comcast miss handed g4 for years and it only got on directv by buying out tech tv after removing it from comcast systems.

good thing directv dropped g4 when it did.

Now will they to put some part time limited sports on this new channel to force directv to pick it up??

have a deal with it and CSN- Philly / TCN as well CSN - NW? / CSN - Houston / CSS?


egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
reply to Streetlight
ty im gonna check that out

Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL
reply to egeek84
said by egeek84:

This sucks, as a gamer and fan of AOTS and the other shows on G4, how am I going to get my gaming news/entertainment now? I am not a metrosexual or care about stuff like that. I care about games, gadgets, and geeking out on the latest tech.

AOTS and X-Play had already been canceled a couple of months ago. Wonder if Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler had a heads up, explaining why they both bailed earlier in the year.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to Joe12345678
So in order for directv and dish to carry the new channel they will have to carry comcast sportnets?

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
what maybe directv counter offer we will pick this channel if you give use the CSN's.

Mgsports

join:2004-11-11
Olathe, KS
reply to Zoder
I say MLB Strike Zone or Sun Sports.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
They have to reach an agreement with MLB to offer strike zone. That totally shocks me that they don't offer it though. I think even dish offers it.


gar187er
I do this for a living

join:2006-06-24
Dover, DE
kudos:4
reply to egeek84
said by egeek84:

This sucks, as a gamer and fan of AOTS and the other shows on G4, how am I going to get my gaming news/entertainment now? I am not a metrosexual or care about stuff like that. I care about games, gadgets, and geeking out on the latest tech.

the interwebz
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beachintech
There's sand in my tool bag
Premium
join:2008-01-06
kudos:5
reply to egeek84
said by egeek84:

This sucks, as a gamer and fan of AOTS and the other shows on G4, how am I going to get my gaming news/entertainment now? I am not a metrosexual or care about stuff like that. I care about games, gadgets, and geeking out on the latest tech.

If you need TV to get that, you aren't a geek.
»live.twit.tv
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Mgsports

join:2004-11-11
Olathe, KS
reply to Zoder
TWC/BHN have MLB Strike Zone. Also need a deal for Universal Sports,HSN2,CFNEWS13,Metro Weather and so on.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
they're not going to get metro weather,etc. I don't get wpgh here which means I don't wpgh country or wpmy country.
I also don't get network west virginia or ohio news network.

Donut

join:2005-06-27
Romulus, MI

1 recommendation

reply to Zoder
Good the bastards got what they deserved for killing of Tech TV. Im glad to see that channel die.
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Mgsports

join:2004-11-11
Olathe, KS
reply to Zoder
Metro Weather is from KC area and at the moment TWCKC is the only one that has it. I would to see Chicago TV Land,Metro Sports and so on other Comcast. I would love to see YES Network,NESN,Sun Sports,The OKC Thunder on Fox Sports Midwest Plus on my Comcast.


gar187er
I do this for a living

join:2006-06-24
Dover, DE
kudos:4
reply to mikedz4
said by mikedz4:

they're not going to get metro weather,etc. I don't get wpgh here which means I don't wpgh country or wpmy country.
I also don't get network west virginia or ohio news network.

what does that have to do with national channel change?
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mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
I was replying to mgsports.


myosh

join:2001-05-03
Cupertino, CA

1 edit

1 recommendation

reply to Zoder
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


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:4
reply to Streetlight
I can't say enough good things about twit.tv and all of Leo's projects. Great recommendation.