DirecTV drops G4, says it's "among the lowest rated networks&

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DirecTV will not carry G4 anymore after negotiations between the satellite provider and G4%u2032s parent company, Comcast, ended Sunday. “At this time we are no longer negotiating and we have no plans to put G4 back up,” a DirecTV rep said in an e-mail. “We are constantly evaluating our lineup in a new world where programming costs continue to rise at significant rates. Since G4 is among the lowest rated networks based on the latest Nielsen data, we decided that it made sense to focus on preserving programming that is more relevant to our larger customer base.”

According to a statement from G4, “We have been trying to engage DirecTV in fair and reasonable discussions to continue to carry G4. G4 offered DirecTV the same basic deal we have had for the past three years. However they still plan to drop the network and deny G4 fans the only network that focuses on the popular gaming lifestyle.”

G4 is best known for Attack of the Show, its popular gamer-oriented series which launched Olivia Munn‘s career. It also airs Web Soup and Ninja Warrior.

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/11/01/directv-drops-g4/
 

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Is it just me or is G4 fucking terrible?

Even with AotS and X-Play its still a pathetic excuse for a "gaming" channel. Everytime I flip past its always reruns of COPS or some other waste of time. And I do mean ALWAYS.

Good riddance for DirecTV users, I'd say.
 

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Wow that sucks... I always really liked g4... X-Play always had really cool interviews and I really liked the stuff they did on AOTS (they're the reason I heard about minecraft). I wonder how being dropped by such a large consumer base in going to affect the network...
 

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Heran Bago said:
Oh no but what about great shows like
Ahhh, hahahaha. XD


Playing videogames is more fun that watching them on TV. The interviews and such seemed an interesting concept, but the people they got to interview weren't usually people with much interesting to say, either due to not being a big part of something, or being under an NDA.
 

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[M said:
artin]
Is it just me or is G4 fucking terrible?

Even with AotS and X-Play its still a pathetic excuse for a "gaming" channel. Everytime I flip past its always reruns of COPS or some other waste of time. And I do mean ALWAYS.

Good riddance for DirecTV users, I'd say.

I think it's terrible.
I stopped watching it long ago because it wasn't really about video games anymore.
Sure, you see a show here and there, but not like it once was when they showed Portal, Cinematech and Judgement Day.
I don't think it was such a loss for DirecTV.
 

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A quick timeline of where G4 came from, and my reactions throughout:

TechTV? Fucking awesome!

Some merger thing...? I dunno... there's all these shitty game... things... coming on. Nothing like TechTV's X-Play or other cool stuff.

Oh. TechTV's dead, now it's G4. At least that great show still lives as Attack of the Show, and X-Play re running.

What. The fuck. Happened.
 

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As ZDTV and TechTV I used to love it, with Call for Help and ScreenSavers, many of the pioneers of the Web and Blogs came to be. G4 ripped it up and spit out shit.
 

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G4 was awesome when it first started. Judgment Day, Portal, Icons, and the others were great shows. After the TechTV merger, it just all went downhill. It's so horrible now that it's not even funny. Only thing I've watched on there in the last few years was a few episodes of Banzai and some James Bond movies (great content for a gaming channel).
 

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[M said:
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Is it just me or is G4 fucking terrible?

It's not just you. They took a great opportunity and ran it straight into the ground. Aside from two or three premier, gaming-related shows, the rest of their programming is garbage like COPs and Cheaters. We can get that drek on many other channels. Their success was built on X-Play, and they quickly decided NOT to capitalize on that by adding more content for the viewership they had. Instead they tried to force feed trash that most folks can give a shit less about.

This, to me, is very good news. Hope other service providers follow suit.
 

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geminisama said:
I used to like G4 TV, you know, before they showed Cops, and Cheaters.

Yeah, once they dropped all of thier original programing they had from when it first started up I stopped watching it also.
 

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i miss the old G4
shows like cinematech, judgment day, and icons(gamemakers) were awesome!!
and xplay and attack of the show.

now when i look through the guide, all i see is a never ending marathon of cops or cheaters.
F that crap.
 

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johncenafan427 said:
i miss the old G4
shows like cinematech, judgment day, and icons(gamemakers) were awesome!!
and xplay and attack of the show.

now when i look through the guide, all i see is a never ending marathon of cops or cheaters.
F that crap.
Then along came repeats of Cops and other peices of crap. college cops? Who watches that? G4 was for nerds, then they decided to attempt to appeal to non-nerds.
so it was like nerd channel for jocks. (aparently, someone figured this would work? O.o)
 

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