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Comcast Shutting Down G4 Again

October 16, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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It’s over (again) for G4, with the gaming network being shut down by Comcast after just under a year. Deadline reports that Comcast’s Spectator division is putting an end to the network after it relaunched last November.

Comcast Spectator CEO Dave Scott sent a memo to all employees in which he said that the viewership was too low and the network “has not achieved sustainable financial results.” The network was relaunched by Comcast and aired on Comcast/Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Cox, and Philo networks, as well as through a multi-year agreement with Twitch. The lineup included revivals of Attack of the Show and Xplay, Ninja Warrior and its show in partnership with WWE, Arena.

The announcement was apparently not communicated to several employees before they found out online, including Xplay creative producer Emily Rose, show host Jirard the Completionist, and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez as you can see below:

The full memo is below:


As you know, G4 was re-introduced last year to tap into the popularity of gaming. We invested to create the new G4 as an online and TV destination for fans to be entertained, be inspired, and connect with gaming content.

Over the past several months, we worked hard to generate that interest in G4, but viewership is low and the network has not achieved sustainable financial results. This is certainly not what we hoped for, and, as a result, we have made the very difficult decision to discontinue G4’s operations, effective immediately. I know this is disappointing news, and I’m disappointed, too. I want to thank you and everyone on the G4 team for the hard work and commitment to the network.

Our human resources team is reaching out to you to provide you with support, discuss other opportunities that may be available, and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you again for all of your hard work for G4.


Dave Scott
Chairman and CEO
Comcast Spectacor

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