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Exinex



Joined: 24 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:13 pm Reply with quote
I currently like most of the shows shown on TechTV, except some of the Australian and Brittish shows (Robot Wars, Future Fighting Machines, Spy School, etc.). I think this will prove to be a good change. Anime and video games are often placed together so more likely than not, anime will still be present on the channel. Is there any word on when the changes in programming will take place?
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Tamakun



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:59 pm Reply with quote
I'm just concerned that TechTV and G4 will become one channel.

We don't get G4 up here in Canada, but we do get TechTV (albeit without the anime, due to CRTC regulations). What would this mean for us? *shrug*
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the_soultaker



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:01 pm Reply with quote
"whoopie f*cking do" just what i need, anime that gets censored when it airs (just like adult swim) and those annoying hosts of the game show x-play.

no thanks i'll stick to my starzsuperpak, thank you very much. Twisted Evil
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herbkir



Joined: 17 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:16 pm Reply with quote
Oh, crap. Comcast swallows up another programmer. I hope they don't kill off Anime Unleashed. Hopefully the new owners will see the link between video games and anime and keep AU going. Best case, maybe Comcast will pour resources into AU to make it more of a rival to Adult Swim. Worst case, they'll flush it in favor of X-Play clones. (^_*)
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Dalhectar



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:14 pm Reply with quote
I think X-PLay is SOOO much better than anything on G4. At least you won't watch the same episdoe of a show repeated for 4 months.

I think it's great that they use their lack of programing as a selling point.
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Louie-kun



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:37 pm Reply with quote
X Play isn't a bad show, but it would be better if they replaced Adam with someone who doesn't drink 37 cans of Mountain Dew a day.
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Nagisa
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:47 pm Reply with quote
Thankfully DISH Network's still gonna air it. Now...as long as they keep Screen Savers, TechLive, Call for Help, X-Play, Anime Unleashed, & Unscrewed intact (maybe bring back Thunderbirds?), I'll be happy.
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azrael4u



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:22 pm Reply with quote
There is a partial list of the serviving programs at this page.

http://g4tv.com/​techtvmerger/​
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Godaistudios



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:30 pm Reply with quote
Well, the surviving list of tv programs is helpful. Frankly, it means expansion of some of the programming into my area. Considering the sci-fi con we have the anime club running a room in, it helps to know what is already being shown when considering the programming for the room.
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Kyo



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:43 pm Reply with quote
ARGH! Does this mean people who don't get G4 will not get Tech TV anymore?
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Chiyosuke



Joined: 06 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:52 pm Reply with quote
Damnit G4 is a digital cable channel and I don't have digital cable Crying or Very sad
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Nagisa
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:22 pm Reply with quote
They did say that those with satellite would still get TechTV...
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Jkid



Joined: 24 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:46 am Reply with quote
I'm also concerned with this merger. Since in my hometown, I have TechTV as a analog channel. Once they merge, it'll be gone from my channel line-up. Worse, once that come off of the line-up I'll have nothing else to watch, since most networks on TV that aim towards teenagers have crappy shows! (ie Disney Channel)
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animeman51



Joined: 21 Feb 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:25 am Reply with quote
Man, I hope with the new management Sessler gets fired. He's totally ruined that show with his condencending tone, bad acting, and lousy jokes. Hopefully I will get G4 in place of Techtv on my cable now.
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Stueypark



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:47 am Reply with quote
The FAQ for the merger says the merger will increase G4's customer base from 15 million to 44 million. I'm guessing this means most people who get Tech TV but not G4 will now get G4.
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