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Old 04-06-22, 03:17 PM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

G4 is now available on YouTube TV.

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/youtube-tv-adds-g4-to-its-live-channel-lineup/

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Old 04-06-22, 05:27 PM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

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Attack of the Show is almost unwatchable now.
Mind elaborating on what about its current incarnation you specifically don't like?
Old 04-06-22, 05:50 PM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

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Mind elaborating on what about its current incarnation you specifically don't like?

I havenít watched since January so I canít reply to anything after that.
Up until then it was just boring.

Peraira is the only charismatic persona on the show.

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Old 07-13-22, 07:53 PM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

I don't know if anyone is still watching, but they made some programming changes:

Xplay

Attack of the Show: Vibe Check

Attack of the ShowI haven't been watching much except every now and then. Adam just returned to Xplay after a leave of absence. Kevin isn't on AOTS that much anymore, but he has been dealing with skin cancer and he said he would be missing some shows.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

I tried to watch AOTS a few weeks ago, it it just seemed like a bunch of Twitch people yelling. Iím aged out of this.
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Old 09-14-22, 07:33 PM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

https://kotaku.com/g4tv-layoffs-twitch-x-play-adam-sessler-g4-1849537114

Yeah, it's like, dead

"At least somewhere between 20-30 staff members were laid off at G4TV today, according to three sources familiar with the business. The video game talk show network from the 2000s was resurrected last fall on streaming platforms like Twitch as well as cable TV, but now faces major upheaval less than a year later. “I truly can not imagine the company continuing to produce our slate of content without the people we lost today,” said one employee.

The timing and severity of the cuts took staff by surprise, with talent showing up on set today ready to film only to have programming cancelled as HR reps met individually with employees. While it’s not clear what the extent of the layoffs will be, one source said those affected were told they would receive anywhere between 16 weeks and six months of severance based on their tenure with Comcast, G4's parent company.Three sources tell Kotaku that G4's finances have been in bad shape for some time, and managers were tasked with looking for cost savings wherever possible. Things apparently came to a head during an all-hands meeting a couple of months ago when then-G4 president Russell Arons discussed the troubles the business was facing and proposed unrealistic revenue goals for the year ahead. Staff felt blindsided, one source said, due to a lack of clear goals for measuring success against up to that point.

Arons left shortly after and was replaced by Comcast Spectator CEO Joe Marsh who sources say was only interested in finding ways to slash the budget. The suddenness and severity of today’s layoffs were unexpected, however, and call into question what the future of the new G4 will be. The network just recently announced a slate of new content, including a satirical Xplay show called God of Work, a play on Sony’s hit God of War series.

Originally launched in 2002 by Comcast, G4 was the only outlet for gaming news, reviews, and discussions on TV at the time. Its main shows were Xplay, hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb, and Attack of the Show!, hosted by Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira. Those shows were eventually cancelled in 2012, and the network closed down a few years later as gaming video content migrated online.



The network then relaunched in November 2021 with a mix of old and new talent, as well as plans to stream daily content on Twitch and other platforms in addition to being hosted on cable. In addition to Sessler and Pereira returning, new hosts included pro wrestler Austin “Xavier Woods” Watson, Indiana “Froskurinn” Black, Jirard “The Completionist” Khaliland, Fiona Nova, and many others.

The relaunch was reportedly the brain child of Tucker Roberts, the son of Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Tucker led the cable and internet company’s move into esports and is currently the president of the competitive Overwatch team, Philadelphia Fusion. According to one source, however, Tucker stepped away from G4 operations back in March."
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

That’s too bad.
There didn’t seem to be anything to watch on there.
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I found a lot of the new programs to be pretty dull and basically meandering.

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Old 09-14-22, 08:59 PM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

I actually think Name Your Price is the best show on G4TV. I guess they just didn't have the money to do a full Attack of the Show 4 or 5 days a week so they just did it one day a week, but it was really watered down and no where close to the original.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Sounds similar to what happened to VENN a couple years ago. However VENN launched right in the middle of the pandemic and they eventually ran out of money. Video game and ESports shows are highly competitive and cutthroat.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Itís a novelty that would wear itís welcome quickly.

I was a fan of Up Up Down Down and Xavier Woods before G4TV. I will still be a fan after G4TV.

I was a fan of The Completionist before G4TV. I will still be a fan after G4TV.

Like most people, Iím a fan of sound bytes and short content. I liked G4TVís short content items from Adam Sessler.

I have no patience for their long form contentÖ like I did for X-Play back in the day (I wasnít a fan of AOTS back then).

It was a good experiment in a rough market.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

They must not have had much faith in it to begin with to already pull the plug. I didn't think much of the newer talent when I gave it a quick shot. I'm not sure they knew exactly who their audience was supposed to be and kind of winged it.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Whoda thunk screaming condescendingly at your core audience would alienate them entirely and cause them to leave en masse?
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The only real access that I had to it was on youtube, and there's just way too much competition on youtube in that genre.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

They laid off Frost. Back to Twitch or where she goes.

Does anyone think G4 will continue last 2022?
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

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They laid off Frost. Back to Twitch or where she goes.

Does anyone think G4 will continue last 2022?
Rumors are out there that Kevin's contract is up soon. If he leaves, they're done.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Kevin is leaving. He just announced it on AOTS tonight.
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Old 09-22-22, 08:58 AM
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Yeah. Itís all dead now.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Good thing that Austin Creed (aka Xavier Woods) didn't quit his day job for this.
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Re: G4 Network to relaunch in 2021

Meanwhile this was in my FB memories today. 9 years ago:

Time Warner Cable: "We dropped G4 Network from our channel lineups. Due to the low viewership of G4, we do not believe it represents a good value for our customers."

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