Video game TV network G4 to make a return next month
By Bob Garcia
The network is staging a comeback following a seven-year hiatus
Being in a state of inactivity for approximately seven years was not enough of an excuse to stay that way. It has been reported that the gaming-focused television network G4 will return on November 16. Many fans of the old TV network are quite excited and hope that its return will bring many more surprises, especially since the gaming space has changed drastically in recent years.
G4 reported that the launch will be available on linear TV via Cox, Verizon Fios and Xfinity TV, through streaming via Philo and a “multi-year promotional and commercial partnership through G4’s official Twitch channel,” and through “channel-specific content across its social media platforms and YouTube.” Additional distribution will be announced closer to the release date.
It was announced that the network’s mainstay will be its “geek culture variety show,” Attack of the Show!, and its video game review and analysis show X-Play, hosted by Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler, respectively. Both shows will join Boosted, a “weekly eSports comedy series,” as well as several eSports shows in association with ESL Gaming and a limited Dungeons & Dragons series.
As part of its previous lineup, G4 will also air the nearly 170 episodes of Ninja Warrior that have not aired on North American television for more than seven years. Many new anchor faces will join Pereira and Sessler’s on-air talent, including Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Ovilee May, Froskurinn, Austin Creed, Kassem G, Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil and many more.
This return had already been announced last year, and in the first few months of this year, an open casting call was held to open the door for new hosts. It seems that the network is making the best preparations to make its relaunch a success.