G4 TV turns off after only one year of restart

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After a month of exposure to a number of Major layoffs and departuresthe ill-fated attempt to reboot the gaming channel in the 2000s G4 . TV It ended, with the owners announcing that they would shut down the network.

as such Limit Reports, an email to the remaining employees was sent today by David Scott, CEO of parent company Spectator, a division of Comcast. In this note, Scott explained that the company’s investments and efforts to revive the network have not gained traction.

As Deadline says, “a few dozen employees and contract workers have been affected by the shutdown.” That was all that was left on Grid after a round of ‘A large number of workers were laid off “last month:

The timing and severity of the cuts stunned the staff, as talent showed up on set today ready to shoot only to cancel programming as HR reps met one-on-one with staff. While it is not clear the extent of the layoffs, one source said those affected were told they would receive between 16 weeks and six months of layoffs based on their tenure with Comcast, G4’s parent company.

Despite assurances in subsequent broadcasts that “there are no plans to cut back on the channel’s programmes”, Xplay Indiana hosts “Froskurinn” Black and Show attack! Co-host Kevin Pereira He also left shortly thereafter.

“This has been in motion for a long time,” Pereira said of his departure. “I know there’s been some confusing happenings in the ether lately but the months and months and months past this time it’s been kind of. The show is going to be dark for two weeks and back. I won’t be here. Sorry.”

Scott’s full email, he got it Limitis reading:


As you know, the G4 was relaunched last year to capitalize on the popularity of gaming. We’ve 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 that interest in G4, but viewership is low and the network hasn’t delivered sustainable financial results. This was certainly not what we had hoped for, and as a result, we have made the 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 members of the G4 team for your hard work and commitment to the network. Our Human Resources team will contact you to provide you with support, discuss other opportunities that may be available, and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you again for your hard work for the G4.


Dave Scott

Chairman and CEO of the company

Comcast Spectacore

The memo could have been handled better, given its timing (sent on Sunday evening):

Modernization: Washington Post Nathan Grayson He says it ended abruptly which – which”Former G4 employees, who requested anonymity due to signing nondisclosure agreements, told The Post that employees were blocked from internal communications services such as Slack and Google Drive without immediate explanation.

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