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G4 To Esquire

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cannonz, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. JMikeD

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    Same here. I miss TechTV.

    Mike
     
  2. cannonz

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    Still G4 in my guide and their bug.
     
  3. WhiskeyTango

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    The change was delayed until later this summer due to a lack of original programming.
     
  4. jsmeeker

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    They couldn't build a network around "Knife Fight"?? :D
     
  5. cannonz

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    I saw the promo for that thought where have we came as a nation, if that's the kind of "original" programs they will have won't be around very long.
     
  6. dtle

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    I'm using Comcast DVR, and the channel is now Esquire. As for programming, all I see are Cops, X-play, Campus PD, and old action / sci-fi movies.
     
  7. sieglinde

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    I was disappointed that knife fight is not about knife fighting
     
  8. LoadStar

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    Yeah, the changeover was definitely delayed, but Comcast didn't get the memo (ironic, since Comcast *runs* the network). What we are getting is still leftover G4 programming content.

    I thought I had mentioned this (maybe another thread) but one reason this seems so reminiscent of MOJO HD is because Esquire had a branding/marketing agreement with them as well, producing original content for the network:
    http://www.mojohd.com/extras/esquire.jsf

    (I'm rather surprised the webpage still exists.)
     
  9. innocentfreak

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    I felt the same way. I thought this might actually be interesting until I saw it was a cooking competition.
     
  10. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

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    I've always thought they should bring Battle Of The Network Stars back, fought with knives.
     
  11. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

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    Have they pushed it back to Sept now, see that date on all the crappy looking stuff they plan on having.
     
  12. LoadStar

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    And oddly enough, they've now announced that they're turning the Style network, not G4, into the Esquire network.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/09/09/style-to-become-esquire-network/

    No word on what they'll do with G4, which has been running Esquire Network teaser commercials, and which hasn't had any new programming for most of the year.

    Is it just me or does Comcast not have a clue how to run a network?
     
  13. Azlen

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    Actually it makes sense from their viewpoint. Style overlapped with three of their other female skewing channels, E!, Bravo and Oxygen. Style is in 75 million homes vs the 62 million homes for G4, so it makes much more sense to them to take over Style than G4.
     
  14. LoadStar

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    I don't dispute that. What I'm a little baffled by is their planning, or seeming lack thereof.

    They announce they are replacing G4 with Esquire, and commence the process by canceling production on all the shows on the network and begin to roll promos for the new network. Only then do they change their mind and push back the launch to September, leaving a shell of a network running essentially on autopilot.

    Then, mere weeks before the revised launch date, after promos began to run again advertising the new network/launch date, they change their mind AGAIN and decide to blow up Style instead.

    Worse yet, the best that they can say is that G4 will continue as is. As is? In other words, a shambling zombie network?
     
  15. Azlen

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    Yeah, while it makes more sense for them to displace Style rather than G4, they should have done it from the start. I'm curious if the change has anything to do with the leadership shake up over there.
     
  16. jsmeeker

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    I don't think I get Style. I do get G4.
     
  17. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

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    Might want to look on lower channels is 53 here not way up there like G4.
     
  18. jsmeeker

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    Hmm

    If it's SD only, it's a non-starter. I get G4 in HD.
     
  19. cannonz

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    So does G4 stay the same, that article didn't go into that?
     
  20. LoadStar

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    Status quo, for now. Of course, "status quo" isn't saying much, since the channel axed all their original programming about 6 months ago, and seemingly hasn't purchased any additional second-run programming to show for at least that long or longer. So, "status quo" just means continuing the cycle of the same old repeats over, and over, and over...

    I can't imagine they'll spin the network back up as G4. What they end up doing with it in the long run is anyone's guess.
     

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