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Old July 23 2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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What happened to G4? -_-

Does anyone know why they took off G4? I used to get my dose of Comic-Con on there. G4 would always be there and would cover the entire weekend event of the San Diego Comic-Con. I've never gone to Comic-Con and I know tickets are obviously sold out (by a year) and so I was hoping to record the coverage on G4. I would do that for the past several years. Now, I find out that the channel has become the Esquire Network. What a let down!

I have Time Warner Cable...unfortunately...Does anyone know if there's a channel or a way I can DVR the events of the Comic-Con? Or will I just have to stick with watching it live on YouTube?
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Old July 23 2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: What happened to G4? -_-

It's still around but owned by NBCUniversal which is now owned by Comcast, so I guess Comcast isn't keen on sharing it.

If the channel is no longer part of your cable package, then yeah, you'll have to stream it online or watch YouTube videos after the fact.
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Old July 23 2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: What happened to G4? -_-

I've never trusted G4, and I never will. I could never forgive them for the death of TechTV.
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Old July 23 2014, 10:14 PM   #4
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Re: What happened to G4? -_-

G4 is one of the walking dead.

There were plans to rebrand it as the Esquire Network, but at almost the last minute the decision was made to rebrand the Style Network instead. G4 eventually wound up being dropped by most of the major cable and satellite providers. What's left is pretty much a zombie network of old shows that isn't available in many markets anymore (no new programming has been produced since January 2013, IIRC).
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Old July 23 2014, 10:28 PM   #5
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It is being upgraded to G5.
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Old July 23 2014, 10:56 PM   #6
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Re: What happened to G4? -_-

I miss it too. Attack of the Show was great and I was a fan of Robot Wars and the classic Ninja Warrior too as well as the Comic-Con and E3 events.
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Old July 24 2014, 09:55 AM   #7
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Re: What happened to G4? -_-

They split up, the only one who still performs is Johnathan Ansell.
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Old July 25 2014, 12:46 AM   #8
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Re: What happened to G4? -_-

Beagleman wrote: View Post
Last thing I heard about the Raptor photo was that the father of the kid that posted it on Twitter was in serious trouble, apparently he brought his son to work and, well... I'm pretty sure it is legit.
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G4 is one of the walking dead.

There were plans to rebrand it as the Esquire Network, but at almost the last minute the decision was made to rebrand the Style Network instead. G4 eventually wound up being dropped by most of the major cable and satellite providers. What's left is pretty much a zombie network of old shows that isn't available in many markets anymore (no new programming has been produced since January 2013, IIRC).
The Esquire Network still exists as of yesterday. That's what the channel [G4] is called now.

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I miss it too. Attack of the Show was great and I was a fan of Robot Wars and the classic Ninja Warrior too as well as the Comic-Con and E3 events.
I was watching Ninja Warrior last night and it was on Esquire Network. I was honestly surprised to see that it was still on even though the channel was changed. I also could have sworn they showed Ninja Warrior on Spike TV as well, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old July 25 2014, 05:01 PM   #9
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Re: What happened to G4? -_-

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G4 is one of the walking dead.

There were plans to rebrand it as the Esquire Network, but at almost the last minute the decision was made to rebrand the Style Network instead. G4 eventually wound up being dropped by most of the major cable and satellite providers. What's left is pretty much a zombie network of old shows that isn't available in many markets anymore (no new programming has been produced since January 2013, IIRC).
The Esquire Network still exists as of yesterday. That's what the channel [G4] is called now.
Actually it's what the Style Network is called now. As I said before, the plans for G4 to become Esquire were aborted.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esquire_Network
"On September 9, 2013, NBCUniversal announced that it would replace Style Network with Esquire Network..."

On some cable and dish systems, the channel where G4 used to be simply went dark & become unavailable while on others, it was repurposed as something else. On a select few systems, G4 is still running (barely) although it's been showing nothing but reruns of old shows for over a year.
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Old July 25 2014, 07:43 PM   #10
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Like Web Soup.

I also miss Attack Of The Show. hey, Elon.

I miss Skilling's weather at WGN, and PBS's AM Weather as well.
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Old July 26 2014, 03:16 AM   #11
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Re: What happened to G4? -_-

I used to watch at least the first ten minutes of Attack Of The Show every day.


But Unbeatable Banzuke and the original Ninja Warrior, if there was a marathon of those, I was so there. I really miss Ninja Warrior more than anything, though. Being a big action cartoon fan, I also liked it when they sometimes aired anime although most of that was back in the Tech TV days (almost a totally different subject, IMO).
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Old July 26 2014, 07:09 PM   #12
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I miss survivorman
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Old July 26 2014, 08:28 PM   #13
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Survivorman never aired on G4.
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Old July 27 2014, 05:52 PM   #14
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i just wanted to contribute
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Old July 27 2014, 07:42 PM   #15
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I lost G4 as well. The last Comic Con coverage I saw on that network was hosted by John Barrowman. I remember him saying he had a crush on a guy wearing an Aquaman outfit.
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