History Creator / TechTV

22nd Apr '18 7:19:16 PM RAMChYLD
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* Chris Pirillo (Host of ''Call For Help'' with Leo Laporte as co-host; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).

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* Chris Pirillo (Host of ''Call For Help'' with Leo Laporte as co-host; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; full-time and later became a vlogger on Facebook; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).
22nd Apr '18 7:17:07 PM RAMChYLD
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* Chris Pirillo (Host of ''Call For Help'', taking over from Leo Laporte; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).

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* Chris Pirillo (Host of ''Call For Help'', taking over from Help'' with Leo Laporte; Laporte as co-host; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).
22nd Apr '18 7:15:54 PM RAMChYLD
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* Chris Pirillo (Host of Call For Help taking over from Leo Laporte; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).

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* Chris Pirillo (Host of Call ''Call For Help Help'', taking over from Leo Laporte; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).
22nd Apr '18 7:15:20 PM RAMChYLD
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* Chris Pirillo (Host of Call For Help taking over from Leo Laporte; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).



* Chris Pirillo (Host of Call For Help; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).

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* Chris Pirillo (Host of Call For Help; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).
22nd Apr '18 7:14:42 PM RAMChYLD
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* Chris Pirillo (Host of Call For Help; went back to focusing on Lockergnome full-time; eventually founded the Galaxaar Pop Culture Marketplace events).
28th Jan '18 5:52:14 AM bjex
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Of course, it never stood a chance of surviving.

[=TechTV=] always had money issues, which manifested as layoffs throughout the early part of its life. Its major cable carriage came from sister company Charter Communications, which has long "enjoyed" a reputation within the cable industry as a struggling company. The attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia on September 11th, 2001 doomed the long-form tech news format -- which had already struggled beforehand, since one can only talk about tech companies in so many ways without seeming redundant -- and the rise of RSS newsfeeds made it easy to track a certain company or subject through online sources instead of waiting for a linear news format to report on them. The network rebounded in 2003 thanks to good ratings for a number of its new shows, primarily ''Unscrewed''. This rebound happened shortly ''after'' Comcast dropped [=TechTV=] from its lineups nationwide in favor of Creator/G4TV, a Comcast-owned network that focused on video games.

Rumors say Comcast replaced [=TechTV=] in order to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork devalue the network]] in pursuit of its eventual goal. In 2004, Comcast bought [=TechTV=] and [[NetworkDeath merged it]] into [=G4TV=], then issued an [[ExecutiveMeddling ultimatum]] to the casts and crews of all of [=TechTV's=] shows: "Move to Los Angeles or you're fired." The vast majority of the staff and talent chose Option B, and in hindsight, they made the smart decision: [[ScrewedByTheNetwork nearly everyone who picked Option A saw their shows get cancelled within months]], and the few shows [=G4TV=] kept around suffered from meddling to an absurd degree. Prior to the end of 2012, ''Series/XPlay'' stood as the last remaining show from the [=TechTV=] days to still run on the network. [=G4TV=] [[{{Retool}} retooled]] ''TheScreenSavers'' into ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', which ended up looking nothing like its original parent program. At the end of 2012, both shows ended up getting cancelled and the network would [[NetworkDeath shut down]] on December 31st, 2014.

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[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Of course, it never stood a chance of surviving.

surviving.]]

[=TechTV=] always had money issues, which manifested as layoffs throughout the early part of its life. Its major cable carriage came from sister company Charter Communications, which has long "enjoyed" a reputation within the cable industry as a struggling company. The attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia on of September 11th, 2001 doomed the long-form tech news format -- which had already struggled beforehand, since one can only talk about tech companies in so many ways without seeming redundant -- and the rise of RSS newsfeeds made it easy to track a certain company or subject through online sources instead of waiting for a linear news format to report on them. The network rebounded in 2003 thanks to good ratings for a number of its new shows, primarily ''Unscrewed''. This rebound happened shortly ''after'' Comcast dropped [=TechTV=] from its lineups nationwide in favor of Creator/G4TV, a Comcast-owned network that focused on video games.

Rumors say Comcast replaced [=TechTV=] in order to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork devalue the network]] in pursuit of its eventual goal. goal: acquisition and dismantling. In 2004, Comcast bought [=TechTV=] and [[NetworkDeath merged it]] into [=G4TV=], "[=G4TechTV=]," then issued an [[ExecutiveMeddling ultimatum]] to the casts and crews of all of [=TechTV's=] shows: "Move to Los Angeles or you're fired." The vast majority of the staff and talent chose Option B, decided they'd rather quit, and in hindsight, they made the smart decision: [[ScrewedByTheNetwork nearly everyone who picked Option A moved south saw their shows get cancelled within months]], and the few shows [=G4TV=] kept around suffered from meddling to an absurd degree.degree. In less than a year, the network had dropped any pretense of loyalty to the [=TechTV=] name and reverted back to G4. Prior to the end of 2012, ''Series/XPlay'' stood as the last remaining show from the [=TechTV=] days to still run on the network. [=G4TV=] [[{{Retool}} retooled]] ''TheScreenSavers'' ''The Screen Savers'' into ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', which ended which, while ending up looking with a cult following of its own, looked nothing like its original parent program. At the end of 2012, both shows ended up getting cancelled and the network would [[NetworkDeath shut down]] on December 31st, 2014.
9th Nov '17 10:12:44 AM CaptainAmazing
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The network [[{{Retool}} rebranded itself]] as [=TechTV=] in 2000 after [=CNet=] purchased [=ZDNet=] and sold the network's assets to {{Microsoft}} co-founder Paul Allen. It soon launched a major push into live programming with an unprecedented nine-hour block of live programming every weekday, which eventually mutated into several live or semi-live shows such as ''The Screen Savers'', ''Unscrewed With Martin Sargent'', and ''Call For Help''. The network also ran a handful of taped shows, including video game review show ''Gamespot TV'', which later became ''Extended Play'' and ''Series/XPlay''. Late into its run, it also broadcast a handful of {{anime}} series, including ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' and ''Anime/TheSoulTaker'', as something of an answer to Creator/AdultSwim.

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The network [[NetworkDeath network]] [[{{Retool}} rebranded itself]] as [=TechTV=] in 2000 after [=CNet=] purchased [=ZDNet=] and sold the network's assets to {{Microsoft}} co-founder Paul Allen. It soon launched a major push into live programming with an unprecedented nine-hour block of live programming every weekday, which eventually mutated into several live or semi-live shows such as ''The Screen Savers'', ''Unscrewed With Martin Sargent'', and ''Call For Help''. The network also ran a handful of taped shows, including video game review show ''Gamespot TV'', which later became ''Extended Play'' and ''Series/XPlay''. Late into its run, it also broadcast a handful of {{anime}} series, including ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' and ''Anime/TheSoulTaker'', as something of an answer to Creator/AdultSwim.



Rumors say Comcast replaced [=TechTV=] in order to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork devalue the network]] in pursuit of its eventual goal. In 2004, Comcast bought [=TechTV=] and merged it [=G4TV=], then issued an [[ExecutiveMeddling ultimatum]] to the casts and crews of all of [=TechTV's=] shows: "Move to Los Angeles or you're fired." The vast majority of the staff and talent chose Option B, and in hindsight, they made the smart decision: [[ScrewedByTheNetwork nearly everyone who picked Option A saw their shows get cancelled within months]], and the few shows [=G4TV=] kept around suffered from meddling to an absurd degree. Prior to the end of 2012, ''Series/XPlay'' stood as the last remaining show from the [=TechTV=] days to still run on the network. [=G4TV=] [[{{Retool}} retooled]] ''TheScreenSavers'' into ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', which ended up looking nothing like its original parent program. At the end of 2012, both shows ended up getting cancelled and the network would shut down on December 31st, 2014.

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Rumors say Comcast replaced [=TechTV=] in order to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork devalue the network]] in pursuit of its eventual goal. In 2004, Comcast bought [=TechTV=] and [[NetworkDeath merged it it]] into [=G4TV=], then issued an [[ExecutiveMeddling ultimatum]] to the casts and crews of all of [=TechTV's=] shows: "Move to Los Angeles or you're fired." The vast majority of the staff and talent chose Option B, and in hindsight, they made the smart decision: [[ScrewedByTheNetwork nearly everyone who picked Option A saw their shows get cancelled within months]], and the few shows [=G4TV=] kept around suffered from meddling to an absurd degree. Prior to the end of 2012, ''Series/XPlay'' stood as the last remaining show from the [=TechTV=] days to still run on the network. [=G4TV=] [[{{Retool}} retooled]] ''TheScreenSavers'' into ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', which ended up looking nothing like its original parent program. At the end of 2012, both shows ended up getting cancelled and the network would [[NetworkDeath shut down down]] on December 31st, 2014.
21st Sep '17 12:47:40 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Kevin Rose (Host of ''AttackOfTheShow''; co-created {{Digg}}, now runs [=Revision3=], and works for Google -- who acquired his startup for a good amount of money)

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* Kevin Rose (Host of ''AttackOfTheShow''; ''Series/AttackOfTheShow''; co-created {{Digg}}, now runs [=Revision3=], and works for Google -- who acquired his startup for a good amount of money)
13th Apr '17 6:36:19 PM Mario500
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[=TechTV=] always had money issues, which manifested as layoffs throughout the early part of its life. Its major cable carriage came from sister company Charter Communications, which has long "enjoyed" a reputation within the cable industry as a struggling company. The attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in 2001 doomed the long-form tech news format -- which had already struggled beforehand, since one can only talk about tech companies in so many ways without seeming redundant -- and the rise of RSS newsfeeds made it easy to track a certain company or subject through online sources instead of waiting for a linear news format to report on them. The network rebounded in 2003 thanks to good ratings for a number of its new shows, primarily ''Unscrewed''. This rebound happened shortly ''after'' Comcast dropped [=TechTV=] from its lineups nationwide in favor of Creator/G4TV, a Comcast-owned network that focused on video games.

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[=TechTV=] always had money issues, which manifested as layoffs throughout the early part of its life. Its major cable carriage came from sister company Charter Communications, which has long "enjoyed" a reputation within the cable industry as a struggling company. The attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in on September 11th, 2001 doomed the long-form tech news format -- which had already struggled beforehand, since one can only talk about tech companies in so many ways without seeming redundant -- and the rise of RSS newsfeeds made it easy to track a certain company or subject through online sources instead of waiting for a linear news format to report on them. The network rebounded in 2003 thanks to good ratings for a number of its new shows, primarily ''Unscrewed''. This rebound happened shortly ''after'' Comcast dropped [=TechTV=] from its lineups nationwide in favor of Creator/G4TV, a Comcast-owned network that focused on video games.
13th Apr '17 6:22:00 PM Mario500
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[=TechTV=] always had money issues, which manifested as layoffs throughout the early part of its life. Its major cable carriage came from sister company Charter Communications, which has long "enjoyed" a reputation within the cable industry as a struggling company. The September 11th attacks doomed the long-form tech news format -- which had already struggled beforehand, since one can only talk about tech companies in so many ways without seeming redundant -- and the rise of RSS newsfeeds made it easy to track a certain company or subject through online sources instead of waiting for a linear news format to report on them. The network rebounded in 2003 thanks to good ratings for a number of its new shows, primarily ''Unscrewed''. This rebound happened shortly ''after'' Comcast dropped [=TechTV=] from its lineups nationwide in favor of Creator/G4TV, a Comcast-owned network that focused on video games.

Rumors say Comcast replaced [=TechTV=] in order to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork devalue the network]] in pursuit of its eventual goal. In 2004, Comcast bought [=TechTV=] and merged it [=G4TV=], then issued an [[ExecutiveMeddling ultimatum]] to the casts and crews of all of [=TechTV's=] shows: "Move to Los Angeles or you're fired." The vast majority of the staff and talent chose Option B, and in hindsight, they made the smart decision: [[ScrewedByTheNetwork nearly everyone who picked Option A saw their shows get cancelled within months]], and the few shows [=G4TV=] kept around suffered from meddling to an absurd degree. Prior to the end of 2012, ''Series/XPlay'' stood as the last remaining show from the [=TechTV=] days to still run on the network. [=G4TV=] [[{{Retool}} retooled]] ''TheScreenSavers'' into ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', which ended up looking nothing like its original parent program. At the end of 2012, both shows ended up getting cancelled and the network would shut down on December 31, 2014.

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[=TechTV=] always had money issues, which manifested as layoffs throughout the early part of its life. Its major cable carriage came from sister company Charter Communications, which has long "enjoyed" a reputation within the cable industry as a struggling company. The September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in 2001 doomed the long-form tech news format -- which had already struggled beforehand, since one can only talk about tech companies in so many ways without seeming redundant -- and the rise of RSS newsfeeds made it easy to track a certain company or subject through online sources instead of waiting for a linear news format to report on them. The network rebounded in 2003 thanks to good ratings for a number of its new shows, primarily ''Unscrewed''. This rebound happened shortly ''after'' Comcast dropped [=TechTV=] from its lineups nationwide in favor of Creator/G4TV, a Comcast-owned network that focused on video games.

Rumors say Comcast replaced [=TechTV=] in order to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork devalue the network]] in pursuit of its eventual goal. In 2004, Comcast bought [=TechTV=] and merged it [=G4TV=], then issued an [[ExecutiveMeddling ultimatum]] to the casts and crews of all of [=TechTV's=] shows: "Move to Los Angeles or you're fired." The vast majority of the staff and talent chose Option B, and in hindsight, they made the smart decision: [[ScrewedByTheNetwork nearly everyone who picked Option A saw their shows get cancelled within months]], and the few shows [=G4TV=] kept around suffered from meddling to an absurd degree. Prior to the end of 2012, ''Series/XPlay'' stood as the last remaining show from the [=TechTV=] days to still run on the network. [=G4TV=] [[{{Retool}} retooled]] ''TheScreenSavers'' into ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'', which ended up looking nothing like its original parent program. At the end of 2012, both shows ended up getting cancelled and the network would shut down on December 31, 31st, 2014.
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