Unfortunately, the G4 TV revival is coming to a close less than a year after its relaunch, as Comcast pulls the plug on the network behind series like Xplay, Attack of the Show!, and more.
As I mentioned Limit, Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott wrote a letter to all employees, saying that G4 is being discontinued immediately.
“Team: As you know, the G4 was reintroduced last year to capitalize on the popularity of gaming,” Scott wrote. “We have invested in creating the new G4 as an online and TV destination for fans to entertain, inspire, and connect with gaming content.
“Over the past several months, we’ve worked hard to generate this interest in G4, but viewership is low and the network hasn’t delivered sustainable financial results. That’s certainly not what we were hoping for, and as a result, we’ve made a very difficult decision to discontinue G4 operations, effective immediately. I know. This is disappointing news, and I am also disappointed. I would like to thank you and all the members of the G4 team for your hard work and commitment to the network.
“Our HR team will contact you to provide you with support, discuss other opportunities that may be available, and answer any questions you may have.”
Officially relaunched on November 16, 2021, G4 had a plan to not only launch on “Verizon Fios, Cox and Xfinity TV channel groups”, but also broadcast on “Philo and collaborate with Twitch over several years in a promotional and commercial partnership through the official Twitch channel.” for G4″.
The news seemed to come as a surprise, as G4 host Gerard shared The Completionist that a tweet about the G4’s shutdown of Wario64 is how he found out he had lost his job. Gerrard wasn’t the only one Alex “Golden Boy” Mendes He revealed that he was in “active negotiations” regarding his new contract with G4.
Emily Rose She discovered the news via the Deadline article, as she was on her way home from her grandfather’s funeral.
Our thoughts are with these three and all the others who have been affected by this news.
Hey! This Tweet is how I found out how I lost my job! How elegant!
– Gerard the Completionist October 16 2022
The G4 was originally launched in 2002 and discontinued programming in 2012 as it was planning to relaunch as the Esquire Network.
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