The G4 TV show is already being shut down less than a year after the series relaunched. The news was confirmed by Comcast this week.
As reported by IGN (via Deadline), Comcast is prematurely ending the G4 revival. G4 was a hit video game show in the United States that initially launched in 2002. Furthermore, the G4 brand relaunched on November 16th, 2021. Sadly, however, its demise was announced this week.
employees were informed that the G4 show was shutting down via email
Comcast Spectacor chairman and CEO, Dave Scott issued a letter to employees confirming that G4 is shutting down immediately.
“Team: As you know, G4 was re-introduced last year to tap into the popularity of gaming,” Scott wrote.
“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.”
Not everyone got the G4 memo
Sadly, it seems that not everyone received the memo from Dave Scott that the G4 TV show. Jirard Khalil known as “The Completionist”, and a host at G4 found out the news on Twitter via Wario64.
Moreover, Jirard wasn’t the only one to find out that they had lost their job via third-party sources. Both Emily Rose and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez discovered that they had lost their jobs from social media.
We wish them all the best
No doubt even more employees have lost their jobs due to the sudden discontinuation of G4. We at GameByte wish them the best and hope they all find new employment soon.