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Old 11-29-20, 07:08 PM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Wait, she had lines when she cosplayed as Lum? I don't quite remember for some reason...
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Attack of the Show and X-Play returning this Summer.

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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

G4 TO LAUNCH ON VERIZON FIOS, COX, XFINITY TV, PHILO AND TWITCH

ON NOVEMBER 16, 2021

Los Angeles, CA – October 12, 2021 – G4, the content studio and network that unites creators and fandoms, announced today the network will officially return to consumers on linear television and through streaming services on November 16, 2021.

Upon launch, G4 will debut linearly on the channel lineups of Verizon Fios, Cox, and Xfinity TV. The network will also stream on Philo and collaborate with Twitch on a multi-year promotional and commercial partnership through G4’s official Twitch channel. G4 will also continue to create channel-specific content across its social media platforms and YouTube.

“Since the initial announcement of G4’s revival at Comic-Con @ Home last year, we’ve been in constant dialogue with our audience through the content we’ve produced,” said Russell Arons, President, G4. “We made a promise to fans that we would build this network with their input and are proud to say that our promise has been kept. At G4, we never stopped playing and can’t wait to have our fans join us in our hilarious and fairly preposterous sandbox on November 16.”

“G4 was a pioneer for video games on television for twelve years, long before businesses were focused on gaming. The credibility that comes with that cannot be manufactured,” said Josh Cella, Chief Revenue Officer, G4/Spectacor Gaming. "As we gear up to launch, we are excited to unlock our portfolio of talent, creative marketing platforms, interactive programming and an innovative distribution model for business partners."

G4 programming will be produced and delivered through a first-of-its-kind 24/7 broadcast studio, featuring a collaborative workplace and professional esports and gaming environment. Designed by global architectural firm Populous, the studio is located in Burbank, California. Other notable design projects from Populous include Yankee Stadium, Red Bull HQ, and Esports Stadium Arlington.

G4’s programming slate at launch will include a wide range of content, including new editions of beloved legacy G4 shows, exclusive content, top interviews, and more, including:

Attack of the Show!: The original geek culture variety show returns with host Kevin Pereira and a brand new cavalcade of misfits. Irreverent and unscripted, Attack of the Show!is a welcoming place for any fan who wants to spend a couple of hours laughing, watching epic stunts and hilarious sketches, and deep-diving into the latest trends of the internet. From hilarious web videos to memes, to streaming of all types, to celebrity guests, to the weirdest tech, Attack of the Show! is still the show that gets it before it gets out.
Xplay: Xplay used an extra life! The ultimate video game review show returns as a digital-first content brand that balances an authoritative loudmouth confidence with the absurdity of a public-access comedy sketch show, all while (somehow) maintaining enough credibility to book interviews with top industry luminaries. Xplay is expanding the conversation with insightful and irreverent explorations into every game worth your time: AAA, indie, mobile, VR, retro… it’s all on the table. Adam Sessler is back, joined by a group of hilarious experts, to bring a brutally honest voice to the modern gaming scene.
Boosted: Boosted is a weekly esports comedy series for curious gamers and esports fanatics alike. Boosted is that moment in-game when you realize you’re the worst player in the lobby. We want to revel in the entry-level as we approach gaming and esports as interns guided by our executive-level experts. Boosted will cover the latest trends, news, and tournaments in the esports world every week.
Ninja Warrior: The quest to summit Mt. Midoriyama returns as G4 attains the exclusive linear broadcasting rights to SASUKE, better known as Ninja Warrior in the United States, from Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS). G4 will air all 167 episodes of the legendary competition series that pits heroic athletes of all types from pro gymnasts, to fishermen, to comedians against a four-stage, formidable, and/or impossible obstacle course. G4 will also present three tournaments never-before-seen in the United States, SASUKE 35, 36, and 37.
ESL Gaming: G4 has partnered with ESL Gaming, the world’s leading esports and gaming lifestyle company, to produce and broadcast several prime-time esports programs, a first for ESL Gaming in the US and Canada. G4’s exclusive linear broadcast rights make it the premier destination for ESL Pro Tour events including the IEM Katowice 2022.
Dungeons & Dragons Limited Series: Coming off the immense success of D&D Live 2021 featuring notable celebrities like Jack Black, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Smith, and DrLupo, G4 will continue its partnership with Wizards of the Coast with an all-new, limited-run series to premiere on G4 this Fall. The series will follow four campaigns with a mix of G4 talent, veteran D&D players, and celebrities for a new generation of D&D fans.
Additional distribution, programming and content partnerships will be announced closer to the network launch.

Joining G4 for its official launch is an eclectic mix of notable talent from the gaming and entertainment industries, including returning G4 hosts Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler; esports personalities Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez (host of NBC’s Titan Games), Ovilee May, and Froskurinn; WWE Superstar Xavier Woods AKA Austin Creed; Youtube personalities Kassem G, Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil, The Black Hokage, and Gina Darling; Popular Twitch streamers Fiona Nova and Will Neff; rising vStreamer CodeMiko; and a degenerate rat-puppet named Ratty.

About G4

G4 is the content studio and network that unites creators and fandoms to celebrate comedy, gaming and popular culture. Authentic to its legendary roots, G4 returns later this year with classic shows and brand-new original content driven by a passion to entertain, unite and inspire gaming’s enthusiastic and diverse communities. Based in Los Angeles and available everywhere gamers congregate, G4 is committed to bringing the industry together through content, commerce, and experiences that set a new standard for gaming innovation, inclusion, and accessibility. Reinvented by Comcast Spectacor’s Spectacor Gaming division, owner and operator of a growing portfolio of gaming and esports assets including Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion and T1 Entertainment & Sports, G4 is also connected to and inspired by the technology and creativity of Comcast NBCUniversal. Please visit us at http://www.g4tv.com and find us on Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Reddit, Twitch, Discord, and Instagram.
Old 10-12-21, 03:36 PM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

I have Philo, so we'll see how it goes.
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Don't have any of those - which is weird, because we seem to have so many streaming services already.
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Don't have any of those - which is weird, because we seem to have so many streaming services already.
You can watch on Twitch for free. I'm hoping they upload full episodes of Attack of the Show and X Play on YouTube.
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I’d watch AOTS…but don’t have any of those steamers. Oh well.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Itís hard to understand how this brand went dark for so long considering thereís so many people on twitch and YouTube and the like talking about video games, it seems like they should have been able to adapt and keep going.
Old 10-13-21, 09:25 AM
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Itís hard to understand how this brand went dark for so long considering thereís so many people on twitch and YouTube and the like talking about video games, it seems like they should have been able to adapt and keep going.
IIRC, they got dropped from all service providers, so essentially no one wanted to carry the channel. It had very little original programming towards the end, most of what they ran was episodes of Cops.
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Itís hard to understand how this brand went dark for so long considering thereís so many people on twitch and YouTube and the like talking about video games, it seems like they should have been able to adapt and keep going.
Even if videogame playthroughs and other commentary is popular on youtube, etc ...., the question is whether enough videogamers and other nerdy/geeky types were actually watching G4 in the first place.
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I remember they were making a big deal about re-running episodes of Heroes (and they paid a fuck-ton of money for it too), but by the time they got to air it, the show had so thoroughly shit the bed, that no one cared and they lost quite a bit of money on that gamble.
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I guess I'm not understanding how they didn't make the transition to YouTube and such. Probably for the same reasons Sears was the go-to name in mail order shopping but then couldn't transition to the internet.
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I guess I'm not understanding how they didn't make the transition to YouTube and such. Probably for the same reasons Sears was the go-to name in mail order shopping but then couldn't transition to the internet.
G4 was eventually owned by NBCUniversalComcast who had no idea what to do with the network. Look what happened to Syfy and USA with content rebranding and major changes. Actually, NBCUC did that to a majority of the networks they own.

NBCUC rebranded and changed G4 to the Esquire Network which failed miserably.
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I guess I didn't realize they were bought by a corporate megalith. Kinda explains it.
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They spent a lot of money on the G4 Headquarters. 4 Studios and all kinds of offices and meeting rooms.

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So far they have announced the casts for two shows (Attack of the Show and Invitation to Party):


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I guess I didn't realize they were bought by a corporate megalith. Kinda explains it.
Almost every bad decision happened between 2009 to 2011 and most of it was due to the preparation of GE to unload their stake in Universal and sell it to Comcast. Then Comcast came in and double down on the stupidity. G4 was the perfect channel to grow as the culture was changing to what we see today on Twitch, FB, Twitter, Youtube, TikTok, etc. Instead, they saw all of that as a fad (similar as to how WB and FOX though comic book films and "geek" things were a fad) and decided to rebrand all around including the much maligned Esquire Network because "their research" claimed that "metrosexual men" were in and would be a strong audience for the next decade. We all know how that worked out.
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They announced the hosts for the Esports show Boosted today. X-play is the only show that hasn't been announced yet. I'm curious who hosts with Adam.

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Hosts for X-Play have been announced. They still haven't said what time it's going to air....

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WTF are those peoples names or something? I guess the appeal is 12 year olds who watch crap on Twitch, but I don't know who foreskin is.
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No Morgan Webb? No Olivia Munn?

Are these going to be daily shows?
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It looks like Attack of the Show is going to air daily at 6PM. Invitation to Party is going to air on Friday nights. That's according to the schedule on G4TV.COM, but it's not very functional right now.
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WTF are those peoples names or something? I guess the appeal is 12 year olds who watch crap on Twitch, but I don't know who foreskin is.
One thing we know for sure, he/she's not Jewish.

And for most of DVDTalk's users, I'm sure, "I'm too old for this shit" applies.

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One thing we know for sure, he/she's not Jewish.

And for most of DVDTalk's users, I'm sure, "I'm too old for this shit" applies.
Glad we both can't agree what foreskin is either.

I think I'm too old for this G4 demographic. Nice to see Kevin and Adam back, but without 14 hours a day of Campus PD, I don't know if this is really G4.
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They couldn't bring Alison Haislip back? I'm sure Candace Bailey isn't doing anything these days. Although, she ended up not being very good overall.

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