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G4TV Going Away on Directv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by ruthiesea, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. DrZ

    DrZ Godfather

    Nov 13, 2006
    I think it's time to change this thread name to G4TV Gone forever from DirecTV. My guess is that this ship has sailed and G4 isn't coming back...ever.
  2. reggie

    reggie Legend

    Jul 8, 2007
    I'm sorry G4 is gone. I liked to have an episode of AOTS on the dvr so I could be entertained bu some brainless tv without the same jokes about what was happening in the world of local and broadcast news.

    It's nice to give the brain a rest. I don't have to be smart all the time......
  3. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Well.... it took Versus 6 months to come back to DirecTV. So don't count them out yet.
  4. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    Since Olivia moved over to the Daily Show, what exactly was the point of G4 anymore?
  5. cjrleimer

    cjrleimer Godfather

    Nov 16, 2004
    Useless space owned by Comcrap which will go under eventually.:grin:
  6. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    But IIRC during the Versus dispute DirecTV said they were still in talks, but with G4 DirecTV's said they're not talking and have no plans to bring the channel back.
  7. paulsonj72

    paulsonj72 AllStar

    Oct 21, 2010
    For a period of about three seasons(2004-2006) They did provide extra innings but since the 2007 season they have not had extra innings and apparently are not even talking with mlb about providing the service.
  8. sunfire9us

    sunfire9us Godfather

    Feb 15, 2009
    G4 was nothing but a worthless junk channel. DTV had NOTHING to lose in dropping them. If I was DTV I would make Comcrap pay them to carry that junk channel. This channel is not even worthy of DTV's time to begin with.
  9. DrZ

    DrZ Godfather

    Nov 13, 2006
    During the time Versus was gone there was at least some negotiations between D* and comcast about bringing it back. Based off of what I've seen on the D* twitter page they aren't even talking about bringing G4 back.
  10. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    Good. Save costs and save space for channels that people actually watch
  11. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Versus was in danger of losing Pac-10 and Big 12 conferences after D* doped them.
  12. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Versus might as well be as popular as ESPN when compared to G4. DirecTV had obvious reasons for wanting to get Versus back or retain it. G4 may have to start paying providers to carry it.

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    So are you saying you're not going to miss G4?
  14. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    What NBC stuff can be moved there?

    Seeing how people like the WWE will comcast think about trying stuff like moving it from scifi to g4?

    moving other good NBC / NBC cable channel shows to g4 to force D* to add it back and pay for for G4 HD?

    Comcast should try to save scifi (if they buy NBC) and move lot's of the junk on scifi like wcg ultimate gamer to other networks.

    anyways if came down to pick up
    Style Network HD
    E! HD
    G4 HD

    to get CSN Philly D* may make a deal like that.

    Unlike VS D* can wait a long time in withholding g4 and not have a big sports event like the NHL payoffs at risk.

    I say the g4 maybe gone and may come back when the next NBC comcast move comes up.
  15. Joe Diver

    Joe Diver AllStar

    Oct 12, 2006
    I think there are a ton of channels out there that should have to pay the carrier. That's what's wrong with the current model. You want us to carry your crap channel, pay us and it'll be used to discount the customers bill for the excellent premium channels.
  16. JohnDG

    JohnDG Legend

    Aug 16, 2006
    So... with G4 gone, where is the best Comic Con coverage on DTV?

  17. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Online coverage is so much better. No idea why anyone really interested in Comic Con or E3 or these other cons would not go to live online coverage.
  18. Argee

    Argee Legend

    Oct 16, 2006
    I really think the video gaming stuff from G4 would be a better fit on Syfy. It seems a lot of video gamers also like SF and visa versa.
  19. cjrleimer

    cjrleimer Godfather

    Nov 16, 2004
    I think once G4 goes bust then we will see some of the stuff online exclusively with some of it on TV because lets face it G4 not on D= death.
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    Mr. Bungle

    Mr. Bungle Cool Member

    Jun 15, 2007
    There was a post on direct tv's Facebook page about how they were going to take the G4 fans concerns to the brass at DTV. But they never let us know what happened if anything. Obviously they haven't put the channel back on, but it would be nice to know if there are any kind of negotiating going on.

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