Comcast is shutting down its gamer-centric G4 channel, once more
Dave Scott, the CEO of Comcast’s Spectacor division, introduced the shutdown in an inside memo obtained by Deadline earlier than it was even despatched, saying that the channel has had low viewership and has not “achieved sustainable monetary outcomes.”
“That is definitely not what we hoped for, and, in consequence, now we have made the very troublesome choice to discontinue G4’s operations, efficient instantly,” Scott writes.
G4 made its return final yr on a number of networks, together with Comcast / Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Cox, and Philo. It debuted with exhibits like Assault of the Present, Xplay, and Ninja Warrior, in an try and pander to the nostalgia of viewers who tuned into the community twenty years in the past. The corporate additionally had a multi-year agreement with Twitch, the place it hosted the occasional stream earlier than its return to linear tv.
Scott provides that the corporate’s human sources group will attain out to staffers on the G4 group to “focus on different alternatives which may be accessible.”