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« on: October 13, 2006, 01:21:16 PM »

http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=10889

Looks like there will be some changes to G4.  Will it survive the merger?  Only time will tell:

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E! and Style chief Ted Harbert has been given the newly created title of CEO, Comcast Entertainment Group. He will continue to report to Comcast Programming Group President Jeff Shell. G4 President Neal Tiles, who joined the network in September 2005, will now report to Mr. Harbert.

G4's executive staff will move into E!'s Los Angeles offices. Sources said layoffs among the G4 staff are likely, though Mr. Harbert said it's too soon to tell.

"When there is consolidation, if we find there's overlap in administrative and support positions, we'll have tough calls to make," he said. "But we haven't looked at that yet."

Mr. Harbert said he has not yet decided whether G4's Santa Monica production facilities will move as well. "They're shooting shows in very expensive space, but we're already maxed out at this building," he said. "I don't know what the answer is, but nothing will happen for a while."
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 01:23:12 PM »

Meh.  Ever since G4 turned into the "All Star Trek, All the time" channel, I completely lost interest in them. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006, 01:25:11 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on October 13, 2006, 01:23:12 PM

Meh.  Ever since G4 turned into the "All Star Trek, All the time" channel, I completely lost interest in them. 

I switched from Qwest to Cox for TV and lost G4 in the transition.  (yea, I'm gonna pay extra for that.  uh, no)  Haven't really felt the impact personally.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006, 01:27:41 PM »

I thought G4TV had been dead for a while now, as far as it being a gaming channel?  I actually sorta liked G4TV.com -- but once that was cancelled I thought it was Spike TV Jr? 

I am still watching it for Arrested Development, but beyond that I wouldn't know what is on it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 02:49:29 PM »

Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2006, 03:07:52 PM »

Quote from: gellar on October 13, 2006, 02:49:29 PM

Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn. 

Is she the chick on AotS?  If so, I completely agree.  Uber-hotness.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2006, 03:12:36 PM »

I hate G4.  They killed off most of the shows I like and they tend to review games with the humor and wit that appeals to teens... that is when Star Trek or the Man SHow isnt on.  I dont have G4 anymore and the only shows I really miss are the ones they cancelled anyway.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2006, 03:31:58 PM »

As soon as it went from Tech-TV to G4 it was gone...it has no purpose, no actual style, it is just a mishmash of random shows....I mean I like girls on trampolines but once you get past 18, the Man Show is pretty hard to watch....
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2006, 03:55:03 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on October 13, 2006, 03:07:52 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 13, 2006, 02:49:29 PM

Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn.  Please keep Olivia Munn. 

Is she the chick on AotS?  If so, I completely agree.  Uber-hotness.

Indeed.

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2006, 05:01:14 PM »

Good riddance to G4. I was pretty sad about the whole destruction of TechTV for awhile. But then I found twit.tv and dl.tv and I'm back in geek heaven. Just like old times.

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2006, 05:08:02 PM »

Quote from: Old Negus on October 13, 2006, 05:01:14 PM

Good riddance to G4. I was pretty sad about the whole destruction of TechTV for awhile. But then I found twit.tv and dl.tv and I'm back in geek heaven. Just like old times.



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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2006, 05:13:04 PM »

Bah, they will not be missed in my house. Bring back the old school ZDTV/Tech TV and then I will care again. This G4 is the pits.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2006, 07:07:52 PM »

I started watching less of G4 when they merged with TechTV and stopped watching altogether when they started airing Fastlane.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2006, 12:20:55 PM »

Oh yes, Olivia Munn! Pure hotness!
When I was watching her on attack of the show the first few times she was fully covered up, and then out of nowhere one episode she came in wearing skin tight jeans and a tank top that showed off her perfect abs.  drool

I tried googling for an image of her but all of them are showing up as so small they just don't do her justice.. these are the best ones I could find.. anyone else?


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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2006, 03:13:39 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2006, 05:22:42 PM »

This is a bad site with very annoying ads (I want to break that mosquito's buzzer), but if you really want them: Olivia Munn pictures

As for G4TV, I'm not too sad to see it go.  Recently 90% of their air-time has been spent on crappy reruns of shows I don't want to see and I hardly ever watch their original programming, so no big loss other than Ms Munn. 
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 12:11:53 AM »

April 22nd G4 will be no more.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2013, 02:12:23 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 12, 2013, 12:11:53 AM

April 22nd G4 will be no more.

where am i going to watch my Star Trek The Next Generation reruns now??????????????????????????????
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 04:44:32 AM »

Well that's just sad the way it petered out. I wonder if a tech/video game channel could survive if given the chance. You'd think that there are enough people out there who want the content given the size of the industry, but maybe tv isn't the right delivery method.

I remember when G4 first went on the air because I was between work and grad school and had come down with mono. I was crashed on the couch and was perfectly happy to watch odd skits done in Asheron's Call and video game cutscenes all day when I wasn't napping.
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2013, 01:43:17 PM »

The problem is that the dream of cable is all of these specialty channels catering to individual niches, but the dream of cable companies is to make money from those niches and expand into a real channel, and that, of course, kills them.

If there wasn't greed, the niche channels could just generate a respectable amount for a much longer time, but someone in a suit sees that respectable amount and wants it to be a not-respectable amount.
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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2013, 09:17:14 PM »

Good Riddance. That channel was on a slow death watch. By the end, it wasn't offering anything worthwhile.
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2013, 05:26:28 AM »

so, apparently G4 got a stay of execution (did anyone even notice?) and won't be re-branded.

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This isn't the first eleventh-hour shift for Esquire, which announced in mid-April that it would be pushing back its April 22 launch date. At that time, the execs noted that doing so would enable the network to bow with five original series, including holdover American Ninja Warrior, as opposed to just two offerings. Esquire's other launch series will be underground, after-hours cooking competition series Knife Fight, Anthony Bourdain's celebrity-fronted travel series The Getaway, Ryan Seacrest-produced lifestyle series How I Rock It, and American Field Trip, featuring blogger/photojournalist Matt Hranek. Joining the originals will be off-net repeats of on-brand shows including Psych, Burn Notice, Party Down, Parks and Recreation and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. There are many more unscripted entries in development, too, as general manager Adam Stotsky and his team inch closer to their long-term plan to be 100 percent dependent on originals.

G4 is expected to remain as is for the foreseeable future, though it's highly unlikely the company will invest in more original programming. Stotsky will remain in charge of that network as well as Esquire, which will remain his primary focus with regard to time, energy and resources.
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