Last week we all found out that Comcast is firing 285 TechTV workers. Today Slashdot linked to G4TechTV.com and a FAQ. I have problems with the purchase and the merger on so many levels. It looks like Leo will be out of the picture entirely, as Call for Help was not picked up on the new network. I have no idea what The Screen Savers is going to look like when the new channel goes live on May 28.
I used to catch TechTV in the background over satellite and cable years ago, and it’s been a part of my geeky existance off and on ever since. I’ll have The Screen Savers from last night on while I’m getting ready for work today.
I’ve always had a bit of a problem with G4. They have a few solid hours of programming each day, but their filler far outweighs their content. That’s not to say that TechTV doesn’t have its fair share of filler, but most of the time it’s half way decent. I guess that I’m just not a hardcore enough gamer to watch the same old filler.
I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to watch the new network once it goes live later this month. The Screen Savers is already loosing my attention now that Leo has left. If he leaves the network completely, my motivation level will lower further. I may stop watching completely out of disgust. I’ll definitely have to send a complaint on to firstname.lastname@example.org.