May 12, 2004

G4techTV is coming, but are we ready for it?

More info is starting to come out about what will emerge from the ashes of Comcast's purchase of TechTV.

As most folks know by now, the entire staff of TechTV was given a 60-day notice last week, that they all would lose their jobs. Inside word says that there will be a skeleton news staff remaining in San Francisco, while the bulk of production will move to G4's facilities in Los Angeles.

The new network will be called G4techTV, and will go live on 5/28.

The existing TechTV and G4 networks have a number of programs that will migrate to the new network -- shows like The Screen Savers, Fresh Gear, Robot Wars & Unscrewed from TechTV (no Call for Help on the list! [sniff!]); Cheat!, Cinematech, Portal, Judgement Day and others from G4.

The networks are each giving viewers a taste of some of the other network's programming this week and next; at 5P & 10P ET on TechTV; 4P & 11P ET on G4. A variety of programs are being shown so you can get a sample of what is going to show up on the new network.

I'm hopeful, but not optimistic. I'll give it a chance though -- the inner geek in me demands it.

Posted by mhking at May 12, 2004 10:51 PM

Nooooooooooooooooo! Save Morgan Webb!!!!!!

Posted by: Rabbit at May 13, 2004 08:32 AM

Tech TV has been falling off lately, so I've been watching G4 a lot more. However, there's so little original programming between the two networks that it should work out.

But yes......Morgan Webb must stay!

Posted by: Stone at May 13, 2004 05:28 PM
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