Comcast Pulls Plug On G4 TV, Ending Comeback Try For Gamer-Focused Network

Comcast’s Spectacor division is pulling the plug on video game-centric network G4 TV, whose early incarnation in the 2000s remains a cultural touchstone for many millennials, just a year after its relaunch. In a memo set to be sent out to all employees, Spectacor CEO Dave Scott explained that the company’s investment and efforts to revive the network just didn’t gain traction.

G4 Sets Relaunch Date For Linear TV And Streaming

NBC And Its G4 Working In Harmony

American Ninja Warrior debuts on broadcast a day after its cable premiere, part of a big push for integration among NBCUniversal properties.

G4 To Become The Esquire Network

NBCU, Hearst To Rebrand G4 As Esquire Ch.

The move, which will look to court metrosexual viewers that History and Spike ignore, will include programming focused on gaming and lifestyle.

G4 Taps Matt Hanna As Top Programming Exec

NBC, G4 To Air ‘American Ninja Warrior’

NBC said today that the two co-owned networks will air a summer competition series putting contestants through an arduous obstacle course, sort of a serious version of ABC’s Wipeout. Regional rounds will winnow a field of 100 contestants before a winner is chosen at a Las Vegas course.

Adam Stotsky Named G4 General Manager

The former NBC marketing exec replaces Neal Tiles, who served as president of the male-skewing cable network for six-and-a-half years.

TV Struggles To Bring War Zones To U.S.

Television has lagged behind film in showing the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The latest offering, Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan, begins on tonight on the G4 cable channel.

‘American Ninja Warrior’ Gets Upgraded To NBC

Comcast Said To Be In Talks To Sell G4

Comcast is in talks to sell a controlling interest in the G4 cable channel to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Ultimate Fighting Championship, which produces popular but sometimes controversial mixed martial arts matches, is known to be seeking an expansion of its television footprint.

Reality TV Copter Crew Crashes Near Pa. Campus

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a helicopter carrying a reality television crew crashed near Indiana University of Pennsylvania, seriously injuring two of the four people aboard, […]