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Comcast fires entire TechTV Staff

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Harlock, May 7, 2004.

  1. Harlock

    Harlock Married And Always Nagged

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    According to Leo Laporte, formerly from TechTV, comcast has decided to eliminate the entire TechTV staff :( . G4 has not yet made a decision on what shows they are going to keep, and which shows they are going to dump. This will make a lot of geeks (I am one of them) very sad. It was the only network that I would keep on my TV while I was doing other things (well, at least until football season starts).

    [source]

    I hope they keep X Play. It was sort of a 'dumbed' down show, but it was still a little entertaining to watch.
     
  2. phatcat

    phatcat akward cat

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    that sucks :hmm:
    I liked the ppl at TechTV.
     
  3. Thrill_Kill

    Thrill_Kill Dialup 4 Life

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    Damn *mourn TechTV* :mad:
     
  4. I_B_Bangin

    I_B_Bangin habitual line stepper

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    Well this made my decision easier. I guess I will go ahead and cancel the digital cable packages I have. :(

    TSS was one of the few shows I enjoyed watching on TV.
     
  5. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    *bows to Scumgrief*
     
  6. GeneticFreak

    GeneticFreak evolves and survives

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    WTF?
    no TSS no XPlay?
     
  7. SanitysEdge

    SanitysEdge Aspiring Astrophysicist

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    /me cries
     
  8. rajput_warrior

    rajput_warrior The World's Favorite Flak Monkey

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    thats ****ing gay
     
  9. [IsP]KaRnAgE

    [IsP]KaRnAgE You Can Be My Wingman

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    WTF MAN?! That's frickin lame. WTFWTFWTFWTF?! What about people who don't even get G4 and get TechTv? Lame asses!!
     
  10. SanitysEdge

    SanitysEdge Aspiring Astrophysicist

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    Warm Pudgy i wanna be a nazi mod like swarthy

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    fking same here, im just gunna get basic service so i can keep my internet
     
  12. spineblaZe

    spineblaZe VFX Extraordinaire

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    There are only 2 channels I ever watch:

    Cartoon Network
    TechTV

    I am sad. :(
     
  13. phil

    phil OH GOD

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    Why would they fire the whole staff of TSS and that news program they run?!?!?! It makes no sense. :\
     
  14. Assymilator

    Assymilator No idea what to put here.

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    I feel sorry for those people who worked in the background, who know they aren't going to get their jobs back when G4 starts hiring back the 100-or-so expected employees to work on the new programming.
     
  15. AriTheDog

    AriTheDog frog steering expert

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    Is G4 still the 24 hour Pringles and video game advertisement channel?
     
  16. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    A. They want to move the operation from San Francisco to L.A. and 90% of the off-air people will be hired locally. Could be a Union issue.

    B. Now they get to renegotiate contracts for the On-Air people.
     
  17. Xaero

    Xaero Who Dey!

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    LMAO

    Never watched G4 personally...I guess it would have to get it before I could actually watch it. Kinda like Paramount saying Enterprise doesnt get any ratings (cause its on a channel that nobody actually gets).
     
  18. phillys

    phillys Continuing the Legacy....

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    What he heck is wrong with Comcast? That is so darn gay!
     
  19. KiloDelta

    KiloDelta Rogue

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    man, this sucks. i'm gonna miss almost everyone on TTV.

    well, maybe they'll get better writers for XPlay...and hosts that don't make me want to rip my throat out (like Steven Seagal did to that guy in Under Siege).
     
  20. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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