Are Comcast and G4 run by 13-year-old kids?

posted by Jeff | Saturday, March 19, 2005, 11:33 AM | comments: 1

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, G4 has decided to rename The Screen Savers, formerly the best tech show anywhere on TV, to "Attack of The Show."

Do you ever wonder who is running that network? They obliterated a well-known brand, alienated and dismissed an audience that bought BMW's and Oracle software instead of monetizing it, and decided that running video game shows all day, every day, most of them repeats what a good idea.

Rarely do I say that I want a business to fail, but this one should. They deserve it. No media acquisition in recent memory has made less sense than this. Read the various blogs of the people that either got canned or left, and it gives you a good perspective about what goes on there. Paul Allen should be ashamed for ever having sold the network.

The irony in all of this is that the one last TechTV hold-over is X-Play, and it has gone relatively unchanged. It's ironic because TechTV did that one show better than G4 did the rest of the network.


coasterguts, March 28, 2005, 9:04 PM #

I agree. I haven't watched The Screen Savers since they axed Leo. The Screen Savers was one show that was recorded on my PVR every day so I made sure I would never miss an episode. I watched it for a little while when it was Patrick and Kevin but eventually it grew stale and I had to stop. Then they moved to Tech Tv. Patrick didn't make the move and it was Kevin and Alex. The show moved even further away from its roots. Now, its no longer The Screen Savers. Why couldn't they rename it when they moved it to G4? At least the Screen Savers name could have been worth something.

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