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G4 is a cable and satellite television channel geared toward viewers aged 12-34 and devoted to the world of video games and the people who play them. G4 launched in April 2002. It is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and owned by G4 Media (which, in turn, is owned primarily by Comcast). G4 is available in 50 million cable and satellite homes nationwide.
On March 25, 2004, G4 announced a merger with TechTV, creating a new channel called G4techTV. This caused high amounts of mixed sentiment among viewers of both channels, seeing the removal of several shows and the layoff of many employees. On February 15, 2005, the name of the network reverted from G4techTV back to G4 as G4 - video game television, dropping the TechTV name less than a year after it was adopted.
G4techTV Canada is co-owned by G4 Media, Rogers Media, and Shaw Communications. Because of the co-ownership and licensing with the CRTC as a technology-related network, the network rename of February 15, 2005 has not yet taken effect in Canada.
Though G4techTV Canada and its American counterpart share most of the same programming, there are differences. The most notable is Call for Help 2.0, a reincarnation of the original Call for Help. Due to CRTC restrictions, Anime Unleashed is not aired in Canada.
- Anime Unleashed
- Attack of the Show (formerly The Screen Savers)
- The Electric Playground
- Formula D
- G4 Sports
- Judgment Day
- Robot Wars
- Street Fury
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