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What is G4? - Our Content, Our Channels, and How to Find G4

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11.8.2021

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In 2014, G4 hit a 404 error some call “network cancelation.” It took seven years of spamming F5 to refresh, but it worked! G4TV is back! Before we regale you with all of the amazing things we have cooking, let’s save you the trouble of Googling us. 

Check out g4tv.com/schedule to see what's on RIGHT NOW!

G4 started in 2002 and was the first television network dedicated to gaming. It broadcasted live from E3, was at every Comic-Con, and brought Ninja Warrior to America. Unfortunately, we were told we were too “ahead of our time” via break-up text, and due to [REMOVED BY CORPORATE], G4 was shut down in 2014.

 

Now G4 is back in a newly evolved form - like a fusion of your fave Gen 1 and Gen 8 water Pokémon. G4 has reformed into a content studio and network designed to unite creators and fandoms. Authentic to its legendary roots, G4 returns Tuesday, November 16 with classic shows and brand-new original content driven by a passion to entertain, connect and inspire gaming’s enthusiastic and diverse communities.

 

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What to watch: 

G4’s programming slate at launch will include a wide range of content, including new editions of beloved legacy G4 shows, exclusive content, top interviews, and more, including:

    • Attack of the Show!: The original geek culture variety show returns with host Kevin Pereira and a brand new cavalcade of misfits. Irreverent and unscripted, Attack of the Show! is a welcoming place for any fan who wants to spend a couple of hours laughing, watching epic stunts and hilarious sketches, and deep-diving into the latest trends of the internet. From hilarious web videos to memes, to streaming of all types, to celebrity guests, to the weirdest tech, Attack of the Show! is still the show that gets it before it gets out.
    • Xplay: Xplay used an extra life! The ultimate video game review show returns as a digital-first content brand that balances an authoritative loudmouth confidence with the absurdity of a public-access comedy sketch show, all while (somehow) maintaining enough credibility to book interviews with top industry luminaries. Xplay is expanding the conversation with insightful and irreverent explorations into every game worth your time: AAA, indie, mobile, VR, retro… it’s all on the table. Adam Sessler is back, joined by a group of hilarious experts, to bring a brutally honest voice to the modern gaming scene.
    • Boosted: Boosted is a weekly esports comedy series for curious gamers and esports fanatics alike. Boosted is that moment in-game when you realize you’re the worst player in the lobby. We want to revel in the entry-level as we approach gaming and esports as interns guided by our executive-level experts. Boosted will cover the latest trends, news, and tournaments in the esports world every week.
    • Ninja Warrior: The quest to summit Mt. Midoriyama returns as G4 attains the exclusive linear broadcasting rights to SASUKE, better known as Ninja Warrior in the United States, from Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS). G4 will air all 167 episodes of the legendary competition series that pits heroic athletes of all types from pro gymnasts, to fishermen, to comedians against a four-stage, formidable, and/or impossible obstacle course. G4 will also present three tournaments never-before-seen in the United States, SASUKE 35, 36, and 37.
    • ESL Gaming: G4 has partnered with ESL Gaming, the world’s leading esports and gaming lifestyle company, to produce and broadcast several prime-time esports programs, a first for ESL Gaming in the US and Canada. G4’s exclusive linear broadcast rights make it the premier destination for ESL Pro Tour events including the IEM Katowice 2022. 
    • Dungeons & Dragons Presents Invitation to Party: Coming off the immense success of D&D Live 2021 featuring notable celebrities like Jack Black, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Smith, and DrLupo, G4 will continue its partnership with Wizards of the Coast with an all-new, limited-run series to premiere on G4 this Fall. The series will follow four campaigns with a mix of G4 talent, veteran D&D players, and celebrities for a new generation of D&D fans.

 

Who to watch: 

G4tv's launch cast

Let’s meet the wonderful folks who will be streamed directly into your nerdholes:

    • Adam Sessler: Returning host of Xplay. Soapbox included.
    • Kevin Pereira: Returning host of Attack of the Show!. Back at the podium to take you around the net. 
    • WWE Superstar King Woods AKA Austin Creed: The King of the Ring is here. 
    • Froskurinn: Boosted host and all-around esports legend.
    • Ovilee May: Boosted host and the internet’s favorite esports personality.
    • Kassem Gharaibeh: The Godfather of YouTube.
    • Fiona Nova: Producer, Content Creator, Host - She’s G4’s Jill of all trades.
    • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez: World-renowned esports commentator and knows The Rock (nbd).
    • CodeMiko: Televisions latest and greatest vTube host.
    • Gina Darling: Our wildcard. Chaotic good alignment.
    • Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil: Finally completing his goal of hundred percenting an aughts gaming network! 
    • Will Neff: Twitch phenom. Sharp dresser. Ambidextrous host.
    • The Black Hokage: The most handsome host we’ve got (his words, and maybe mine).

 

How to watch: 

G4 will be everywhere you are. On screens we mean. We are not in your closet.

    • Streaming: We’ll be streaming on Twitch and YouTube @G4TV, Monday through Friday. 
    • Cable TV: At your Aunt Edna’s house? There’s a good chance we’ll be on there (most likely an astronomically high numbered channel - check your local listings). Right now, we’re carried on Verizon Fios, Cox, and Xfinity TV and will be on many more soon!
    • Streaming TV: We are on Philo as well! Be on the lookout for this list to grow...

 

When to watch: 

We have one convenient spot to find our live programming tune-in info: g4tv.com/schedule. For TV schedules, check your local listings for G4.

 

Still have questions? Shoot us a message.

 

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