What happened to TechTV? It merged with G4 a year or so ago, but now seems to have vanished completely. They got assimilated and forgotten.
I was looking through the “List of Flops in Entertainment” page at Wikipedia (wickedly addictive), and came upon a blurb for “G4TechTV,” which was the name right after the merger:
G4techTV was the highly controversial merger of successful tech channel TechTV and failing gaming network G4.
That led me to the G4TechTV page, which states:
G4techTV was a cable and satellite television channel resulting from a merger between Comcast-owned G4 and TechTV. The headquarters were based in Los Angeles, California. The merger is now seen to be non-existent, as the name changed back to G4 on February 15, 2005 in the United States.
Did G4 agree to merge just so they could kill a competitor? It wouldn’t be the first time, I guess.