History Creator / TechTV

13th Apr '16 11:50:02 AM MarcoPolo250
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-> '''Zodd:''' Don't you think we can do a little better than DTV?
-> '''Phil:''' Why, what's wrong with DTV? It's television for demons, we're demons -- it's perfect.
-> '''Zodd:''' Yeah, but you know how these specialty cable networks are: they start out real good, but then they lose their focus and things go downhill real quick. [[NetworkDecay Just look at what happened to G4!]]
-->-- ''WebVideo/BerserkAbridged''
23rd Jun '15 10:47:29 AM Prfnoff
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* Morgan Webb (Co-host of ''X-Play'' who started out as on-screen talent for ''The Screen Savers''; co-hosted ''Series/XPlay'' until it ended in 2012; now with ActivisionBlizzard)

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* Morgan Webb (Co-host of ''X-Play'' who started out as on-screen talent for ''The Screen Savers''; co-hosted ''Series/XPlay'' until it ended in 2012; now with ActivisionBlizzard)[[Creator/{{Activision}} Activision Blizzard]])
9th Jan '15 7:26:52 PM ShawnKingston35
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* Adam Sessler (The original host of ''Gamespot TV''/''Extended Play''; co-hosted ''Series/XPlay'' until he was fired in 2012; now leads [=Revision3=]'s gaming division)

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* Adam Sessler (The original host of ''Gamespot TV''/''Extended Play''; co-hosted ''Series/XPlay'' until he was fired in 2012; now leads would go on to lead [=Revision3=]'s gaming division)division until 2014 when he left, wanting to pursue a career outside of gaming)
9th Jan '15 7:24:59 PM ShawnKingston35
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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 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 as the network will shut down at the end of 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 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 as and the network will would shut down at the end of on December 31, 2014.
27th Dec '14 9:19:09 AM ShawnKingston35
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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 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 as the network has planned on shutting down sometime in 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 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 as the network has planned on shutting will shut down sometime in at the end of 2014.
7th Jul '14 3:19:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Adam Sessler (The original host of ''Gamespot TV''/''Extended Play''; co-hosted ''XPlay'' until he was fired in 2012; now leads [=Revision3=]'s gaming division)

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* Adam Sessler (The original host of ''Gamespot TV''/''Extended Play''; co-hosted ''XPlay'' ''Series/XPlay'' until he was fired in 2012; now leads [=Revision3=]'s gaming division)



* Morgan Webb (Co-host of ''X-Play'' who started out as on-screen talent for ''The Screen Savers''; co-hosted ''XPlay'' until it ended in 2012; now with ActivisionBlizzard)

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* Morgan Webb (Co-host of ''X-Play'' who started out as on-screen talent for ''The Screen Savers''; co-hosted ''XPlay'' ''Series/XPlay'' until it ended in 2012; now with ActivisionBlizzard)
7th Jul '14 3:18:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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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 ''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 [[{{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 ''XPlay''.''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, ''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 as the network has planned on shutting down sometime in 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 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, ''XPlay'' ''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 as the network has planned on shutting down sometime in 2014.
7th Mar '14 11:32:02 PM DeepRed
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* Morgan Webb (Co-host of ''X-Play'' who started out as on-screen talent for ''The Screen Savers''; co-hosted ''XPlay'' until it ended in 2012)

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* Morgan Webb (Co-host of ''X-Play'' who started out as on-screen talent for ''The Screen Savers''; co-hosted ''XPlay'' until it ended in 2012)2012; now with ActivisionBlizzard)
13th Feb '14 12:45:00 PM AVPhile
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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 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, ''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 as the network is planned to be defunct sometime in 2014.

to:

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, ''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 as the network is has planned to be defunct on shutting down sometime in 2014.
17th Jan '14 11:19:04 AM AVPhile
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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 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, ''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 as the network is planned to be defunct in January 2014.

to:

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, ''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 as the network is planned to be defunct sometime in January 2014.
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