Comcast Fires TechTV Staff

I‘ve just learned that G4 has fired the entire staff of TechTV.
Per the WARN Act (governing plant closings) all the employees of TechTV have been given 60 days notice. The San Francisco operation will be shuttered by July. 100 of the existing jobs will be posted for those willing to relocate to LA.

Outgoing COO, Joe Gillespie will say good-bye to the troops tomorrow. Incoming CEO Charles Hirschorn will say hello (and good-bye) on Monday.

No word on which shows G4 will keep or which hosts will be kept on.

661 Replies to “Comcast Fires TechTV Staff”

  1. Typical modern day management snafu…
    The top few get big bucks selling a company or division, and everyone else gets the shaft!! Including the customers (viewers).
    Greed, the American management way!
    My advice to techTV folks: do like the computer and aerospace industry
    1) incorporate a new company (maybe consult, do shows for DirecTV or someone like that)
    2) like any other service or entertainment business, its the people that make it happen (not the corporations and business names). So someone bought the name of all the shows – maybe because they liked them too, or maybe to stomp out the competition.
    But, its the spirit of the people and their energy that can re-group and make it happen again and again ->> GO FOR IT!!!
    Its an opportunity to show your strength and resolve to be the best and do great things!!

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  3. All I can say is that this is a dark day for the technology industry. How will people find out about new products, or how to use them, without TechTV? TechTV is the only network I actively watch, and probably the only one worth watching, except perhaps the History Channel or the other educational channels. I’m a happy DirecTV subscriber, and I encourage anyone that is fed up with Comcast to switch to DTV. The picture quality is awesome and the customer service equally as good. I will never knowingly purchase any product or service from Comcast Corporation or any of its affiliates or divisions. And I will certainly not watch G4.
    You rock, Leo!

  4. I bought Direct TV to get TechTV, my local cable company did not carry it. I use to watch some show from CNET but it went off the air and ZDNET started their programs and I was hooked. I am sad and feel for the staffs and hosts of the shows, I am losing my job also. I guess back to History Channel soon too bad really miss the Screen Savers and Call for Help, those shows helped me more than any other thing to understand my Computer. Good Luck.

  5. Leo, I just want to say that it was great while it lasted and I thought that you were the life behind TechTV. You are really one of the most intelligent, sincere, and fun guys I have ever met (that is on TV atleast). You have been an inspiration to me in all aspects of life and I wish you luck in whatever you continue to do in life.

  6. Leo, I just want to say that it was great while it lasted and I thought that you were the life behind TechTV. You are really one of the most intelligent, sincere, and fun guys I have ever met (that is on TV atleast). You have been an inspiration to me in all aspects of life and I wish you luck in whatever you continue to do in life.

  7. My best wishes go out to every single employee at Tech TV. I have been watching the network since the days of Kate and Leo on the Screensavers. It was one of the few networks I even bothered to watch anymore.
    Good luck to you all, every one of you deserves it. You took a grass roots network and grew based on class, content, and excellence. Comcast is a fool letting all that go.

  8. About a year ago I had an interesting conversation with Leo about the decline of the network since becoming TechTV. In the past 4 months or so they’ve finally started climbing out of their dark pit and now this. I have no hopes for G4 since management did the opposite of what they should have done. Given all the G4 staff their walking papers, except those willing to move to SF and join the real center of the tech world. I do hope the rumours of a new network from Ziff Davis or another media company are true.

  9. I’m sitting here at my desk looking at the framed (signed) photo of Leo and Kate
    that my wife got me for my birthday three or four years ago. I think it
    was in 2000. What a fun show back then.
    I’m sorry to hear that Comcast has canned everyone. What a waste. We can
    only hope that some other network picks up the technology ball and starts up
    something similiar. I liked the shows to keep up with the changes in tech-
    nology and watching Robot Wars and X-Play is always a kick. Too bad. I’ll
    miss’em all.

  10. I’m sitting here at my desk looking at the framed (signed) photo of Leo and Kate
    that my wife got me for my birthday three or four years ago. I think it
    was in 2000. What a fun show back then.
    I’m sorry to hear that Comcast has canned everyone. What a waste. We can
    only hope that some other network picks up the technology ball and starts up
    something similiar. I liked the shows to keep up with the changes in tech-
    nology and watching Robot Wars and X-Play is always a kick. Too bad. I’ll
    miss’em all.

  11. Please people Lets all convert to Dishnetwork or Directv now!!!!! If you have freinds that has comcast please convert them. Comcast like many other greedy companies that some how allows greed to get in the way of quality. Its sickening. I wish the people of techtv the best of luck. Hopefully Ziff Davis will have a new a channel with the cast and crew from techtv. Ive enjoyed techtv for the past 4 years and will surely miss it. I’ve bought many high quality tech products because of techtv. Advertise market needs to realize that they have a big market share that will soon disappear. Channel G4 is boring and Aweful.

  12. dnavarro – I would be willing to pay $25/month to download a 45 minute commercial free version of CFH and/or TSS every weekday (assuming both shows contain the same staff as they do now); betting many ppl would. If 100,000 ppl subscribed, that’d be 2.5 mil/year – it’s a start in paying the salaries of both shows. Perhaps the shows could be run from Leo’s and/or another CFH/TSS person’s home to save $$ on studio cost. Or … seems the CFH and TSS staff was close with Paul Allen – have him kick in some $$ to make it happen. Excellent idea!!
    Leo – what are your thoughts? Do you have the room to run a show from your home? Thoughts on contacting Paul Allen for funding in keeping CFH & TSS running with the same crew in San Francisco?

  13. This is a damn shame. Not only because one of the only reasons I paid for my satellite service is gone, but that it’s been replaced by a channel that not only aims for a far less sophisticated demographic, but misses it! G4 is not only a poor excuse for a channel, it’s simply not right. A list of the top 10 online games that doesn’t include Half-Life, Counterstrike, or any of its variants is all the proof I need of that. Leo, best of luck to you and everyone else involved in TechTV. Hopefully you’ll move on to better things, because they sure aren’t in Los Angeles.

  14. We did it for Leo…now lets do it for the TechTV gang!
    Contact these PR folks to have our voices heard once again…
    Jenni Moyer, Comcast Corporation, 215/851-3311
    David Shane, G4, 310/979-5015

  15. We did it for Leo…now lets do it for the TechTV gang!
    Contact these PR folks to have our voices heard once again…
    Jenni Moyer, Comcast Corporation, 215/851-3311
    David Shane, G4, 310/979-5015

  16. Well I for one am shocked, I mean what are these people thinking….How do you replace the hosts of this show? I guess in their infinite wisdom they’ve decided that they have more qualified people to take over the show…that can appeal to the already vast fan base which The TSS team has been able to aquire…its utter corporate bull#@$%.Or maybe they can fill those hours that TSS fills trying to sell their inferior cablevison system to those who don’t know better.Perhaps they’ll spend that time making excuses on why cable is better than sattelite even though the latter has far superior picture quaility! Well I’m rambling now…Comcast SUX!!!! Good Luck to the TSS team, I’m sure that someone out there will appreciate the talents which you guys posses. To greener pastures!

  17. Would you be willing to pay $25/month to download a 45 minute commercial free version of CFH or TSS every weekday? If enough people subscribed, it could pay the salaries of those we’ve come to love and we’d get a better product.
    Posted by: dnavarro at May 7, 2004 09:15 PM
    *YES* … ab-so-freakin’-lutely … being (+)50 years old, folks, I can tell you One Thing fer’sure: “Money Talks & BS Walks”.
    While I share the distress of most of the posters I was wondering if I was–really–going to be the first person to suggest this(?)
    OBTW; as I’m in the Fortune 100 Telecom business, with some background in Convergence (i.e., VoIP, etc.), any ‘phone stuff’ is on-offer, gratis; I’m willing to put ‘my tech’ where ‘my mouth’ is, as well!

  18. A Black Friday, and perhaps the end of smart, computer oriented techie programming on national TV. I worry about the dumbing down of our country, folks. Not to mention this huge displacement of talented people, done in a hideous fashion. Godspeed, and thanks for everything.

  19. Leo,
    I was out this evening, and just now read the news about Comcast firing all of TechTV’s staff.
    I’ve been a fan of the show for several years, The Screen Savers, and will certainly miss the
    technology, and science subjects as well as the entertainment guests that have been a part of
    the shows.
    I applaud all of the fine TechTV staff for all their hard work in the short time that I’ve been
    a dedicated watcher, surfer and listener. I certainly hope that Comcast comes to their senses,
    and does not pull the plug on TechTV and all it’s programming.
    Chad

  20. Well, I got to guest on the show once (Screensavers, I did a little spot about a Linux-based Geneological app) and have to say it was a great experience. The show in general was consistently good, the staff and personalities were very affable, and I have to say this is just about the most asinine move Comcast could make. I just cannot fathom why they would do this.

  21. Commcast can rot in the hell they own that is known as G4! I just started watching TechTV. It was the reason I even gave satellite a chance! And now it’s being ripped away from me like anything else I’ve ever loved!
    I love all you guys at TechTV (especially Morgan). But as for all of the staff, you seem awesome. I wanted to work there someday! I don’t know what the !@#$ I’m going to do now. I’m sure as hell not gonna give Commcast, or Commu-cast, any money of mine! Someone should do a hackjob and break down Commcast from the inside out, those moronic imbeciles.

  22. Commcast can rot in the hell they own that is known as G4! I just started watching TechTV. It was the reason I even gave satellite a chance! And now it’s being ripped away from me like anything else I’ve ever loved!
    I love all you guys at TechTV (especially Morgan). But as for all of the staff, you seem awesome. I wanted to work there someday! I don’t know what the !@#$ I’m going to do now. I’m sure as hell not gonna give Commcast, or Commu-cast, any money of mine! Someone should do a hackjob and break down Commcast from the inside out, those moronic imbeciles.

  23. Commcast can rot in the hell they own that is known as G4! I just started watching TechTV. It was the reason I even gave satellite a chance! And now it’s being ripped away from me like anything else I’ve ever loved!
    I love all you guys at TechTV (especially Morgan). But as for all of the staff, you seem awesome. I wanted to work there someday! I don’t know what the !@#$ I’m going to do now. I’m sure as hell not gonna give Commcast, or Commu-cast, any money of mine! Someone should do a hackjob and break down Commcast from the inside out, those moronic imbeciles.

  24. You can’t blame Comcast for trying to get their G4 channel into more homes. However, you can and should blame the money hungry people at TechTV that agreed to the merger. Leo did not sell his shares, which is what everyone else should have done. With the economy the way it is you can’t really blame the ones who did sell I guess. I’m sure they’d be ashamed to feed their kids on anything other than a silver platter.
    I wish everyone at TechTV a good future.
    I think everyone should go to g4tv.com and hit refresh like 1000 times, let’s give them a taste of hacktivism.
    Sorry for the incoherent rant. I’m still in shock of this horrible news.

  25. for all of those thinking of dumping comcast for a satellite service please not the following connection between Echo Star and the “Dish” system….see the third paragraph:
    FROM THE CNET NEWS.COM:
    “Comcast, the nation’s largest cable network, sank millions into launching G4 in 2002, in an effort to tap into the $11 billion video game market. While Comcast has made a name for itself in TV services, it also owns majority stakes in programming networks such as The Golf Channel, the Outdoor Life Network and E! Entertainment Television.
    In recent months, Comcast has been looking to expand its slate of cable networks. The company in February submitted a $66 billion bid to acquire Walt Disney, but retracted the bid recently.
    EchoStar Communications also will have a financial stake in the combined company, terms of which were not disclosed. EchoStar will distribute G4 on its Dish Network satellite TV service.
    CNET News.com’s Jim Hu contributed to this report.”

  26. After reading the blogs here and the original Laporte Report of G4 and Comcast cutting TechTV’s throat, the only thing i can think is how once again a second rate, half witted and poorly executed sloppy congrigation known as the TechTV wanna be titled G4 will finally get the upper hand by firing everyone at TechTV. Sounds like Comcast’s top exec’s got the two confused, as G4 should have died by the corporate axe and not TechTV. And just like the RIAA that hides behind some loosely written laws and high dollar attorneys, Comcast is using the same lame tactics through the WARN Act. Most of the time i welcome changes to shows and stations, even understand the needs to downsize and relocate, but this is a simple jealous miscaraige of justice and abuse of power, and being done through a barely second rate station like G4. The TechTV staff had talent of a damn good calibure, fine shows with knowledgeable people and definate research, unbiased and entertaining hosts, and knew how to be geeks and fun at the same time. G4 is i’m sorry to say never had a chance against TechTV, and this is from someone who is a regular participant of the Nielsen TV Ratings Network. So Comcast decides to fix that problem by buying and then removing the competition entirely. And the FBI got on Microsoft’s case yet lets Comcast blatently abuse the WARN Act to establish a monopoly? Saying that the TechTV Staff has 60 days but may apply to relocate to LA is not even close to resonable settlement. Now what really gets my hair in a knot is i live in an area that cannot recieve Comcast, and here they dictate what i can and can’t watch. Perhaps Time Warner/ AOL should buy Comcast and do the same to them now, i wouldn’t have a problem seeing some Comcast top exec’s get the axe for taking up too much oxygen where before i dreaded the thought. As to the former owner of TechTV who i can’t even stomach to mention your name now, not often would i dare think this towards any other human being however, may you be the recipient of an ill-fated accident that causes the most painful and agonizingly excruciating form of genital mishaps to keep you from breeding more impotent and heartless feeble-minded goons like yourself and those of Comcast’s descision makers to this end and may G4 suffer and Comcast lose money from this move so much that the only forgiveness they recieve is from God and no one else. And finally, to the staff and everyone at TechTV, thank you for many memories and fun episodes of SS, CfH, TechLive, FreshGear, my favorite X-Play, and of course everyone at RobotWars. You will be missed terribly and may you find your way back onto the air as soon as possible, you are loved and will never be forgotten, while G4TV will only fail much like the multitude of other networks that bought and removed thier competition in order to gain any kind of notice.
    Sincerely,
    D G Smith II

  27. Been watching on the big dish since the very begining. ZDTV and then TechTV was one of the best ITC (In the Clear) free channels up there. When I saw the conversion to SA PowerVu equipment I just knew that something was changing at the network. Conversion to digital is fine, but to a system that no big dish subscriber can even sub to?
    Leo, you are the reason that I started watching ZDTV. I remeber all the great shows with you and Kate. My wife and I used to both watch and she is not the biggest tech buff. The humor was great and we both really ejoyed the show. I am a big tech hobbiest, HAM radio operator and Network Administrator by trade. I also have been an MCSE since 1998. I have to hand it to you that you really made the very complex tasks of explaining technology easy for everyone. Your humor and personality really made the shows enjoyable.
    You will be missed along with all of the ZDTV staff.

  28. This news is FAR from being a bad thing – the quality of TechTV began slipping in 2002 and hasn’t slowed. What have we now? – anime, robots and Martin Sargeant’s toilet humor.
    Big loss.
    Now, if that weren’t bad enough; the Screensavers is hosted by children.
    I hate to see Pat Norton go. He is always knowledgeable and has proven himself not only to be up to, but meet all challenges.
    It’s sad. If given enough time to mature, Kevin’s on camera skills would have improved and who knows? He might have filled Leo’s shoes as co-host. Kevin was trying & that showed.
    That said, the rest of the Screensavers cast is weak.
    Sarah’s sole raison d’etre was to provide uncomfortable sexual innuendo, smirk and read the news. Yes; ~ read the news ~. That’ll look wonderful on her transcript.
    As a co-host and presenter, Sarah Lane is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.
    ‘Hate to be mean, but I’ll be glad to see her go. She can take Dan with her.
    TechTV went from being the authority on all things relating to technology to being yet another mindless (and tasteless; Martin) way to waste time. The new owners can’t screw it up anymore than it is now.

  29. Very disappointing news. I can’t say I’m surprised, but I’m sad. I’m a long time fan of The Screen Savers. I started watching when it was only available via sattelite television and have continued to watch to this day. I was fortunate enough last year to meet Leo and Pat when they were in town here in Atlanta. Leo – you gave the Screen Savers so much in so many ways. Wonderful friendly personality and authoritive knowledge of everything new and cool. Thanks for many laughs and much learning along the way.
    To the entire staff of TechTV/ZDTV past and present, Cheers! May you all have the best and brightest futures. I will certainly miss watching.

  30. This really blows!!! I hope the best for everyone there. Someone posted that Leo is the only one worth keeping, but I hate to disagree. Leo, you’re great and very knowledgeable (and you opened my eyes up to Mac’s) but I have to say that most of the hosts are really good at what they do. Patrick and Kevin have done a really good job of keeping The Screensavers going, and even though I think she is mostly eye candy, I think Sara does a great job with her Tips and Downloads. Dan is kinda weird, but I like him anyway…and Yoshi is the f*&kin’ man!!! I love whenever he does one of his mods, it inspires me to go and mess up one of my boxes!!! I don’t really watch any of the other shows (my wife hates me watching the screen savers, but she is in school late twice a week >:)!!) Hopefully you guys will all be back (if the shows come back).

  31. I have been an avid TechTV fan since it was ZDTV and Kate Botello was still with the team. However, I am very disappointed in knowing that hosts and personalities that I have grown to appreciate and respect have their jobs and passions at risk in a meager attempt for Comcast to help revitalize an unattractive, inadequate and un-popular proprietary technology network (G4).
    -Jason Richard Yee
    Good luck to you guys and here is the only hope I can offer some of the TechTV staff and hosts:
    ————————————–
    From http://www.g4tv.com/techtvmerger/
    ————————————–
    Q: What will a typical programming day look like?
    A: The merged network will be the nation’s premier 24/7 television network all about video games, technology and the gamer lifestyle. The G4 programming day will showcase many existing G4 and TechTV series such as G4’s ICONS; PULSE; JUDGMENT DAY; PLAYERS, and CHEAT! as well as TechTV’s ANIME UNLEASHED; X-PLAY; SCREEN SAVERS; FRESH GEAR; and ROBOT WARS. G4 will also premiere new original programming which will be announced at a later date.

  32. Will the two services run independently of each other or be immediately combined?
    A: The two channels will merge into one network. In the meantime, both G4 and TechTV will continue to air as independent channels, pending customary regulatory approvals underway.
    So there is the opportunity. Lobby, grass roots style. Make their live a living Hell with the FCC and anyone else who has to approve the merger. Here in Canada, CRTC needs to be written so that the joint efforts of Comcast and Rogers do not force us to lose important and informative shows.
    Remember, hit them where it hurts, the wallet!

  33. *deeep breath*
    STUPID MOTHERF*CKERS!
    DAMN SONS OF B*TCHES!
    WTF!?!?
    WHAT ARE THEY – F*CKING STUPID?!!
    ARE THEY ON *CRACK*!??!!
    WHAT
    THE
    F*CK!!!!!!!???????????
    MORONS!
    COMPLETE –
    AND
    UDDER
    MORONS!
    STUPID IDIOTS!!!!!!!
    C*MC*ST MUST *ROT!*
    F*CKING ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *exhale*
    *still doesn’t help*
    Man – Good luck Leo and everyone………

  34. Please Leo make uo your mind.
    Step 1 Leaving CFH & TSS
    Step 2 Fired?
    Step 3 Hired
    Step 4 Fired
    Step 5 (in the future) Hired [if you choose] at the new soul sucking network
    Step 6 (in the future) A few months later quits because the new network is a “train that won’t stop goin’ no way to slow down” Train is going to sucksville.
    Step 7 Network crumbles and folds like a 200 year old accordian (or not)

  35. Well my favorite channel on TV is gone now.
    A little history. I was loyal fan of a local radio show… CLEAR CHANNEL owned remember those dogs… well when they stopped playing and boycotted the Dixie Chicks (we all know why I won’t go there) but just know…I listened to this channel so much the know may have well been broken off the Radio… I will not listen to any Clear Channel any more and have not listened to it for a couple of years now.
    Now I guess you are getting the idea of how I am feeling about ComCast. I will not be a fan of anyone who hurts people who do not know me from Adam… but I consider them some of the closest Friends I have ever had. I am a Geek and we all know how Game Jocks treated Geeks in schools back before it was so kewl to be GEEK. Yea it wasn’t nice.
    you Guys made me feel good to be a geek, I’ll never forget that. Leo, Pat, Kevin, Yosh, Sarah, Nicole, all my best hang in there oh if I were only a millionaire… we start GeekTv and burry COMiShaft.
    All my best for your future…
    PS
    Ok dark hackers you have a clear and present target and they have done more to us that Iraq did…

  36. Well my favorite channel on TV is gone now.
    A little history. I was loyal fan of a local radio show… CLEAR CHANNEL owned remember those dogs… well when they stopped playing and boycotted the Dixie Chicks (we all know why I won’t go there) but just know…I listened to this channel so much the know may have well been broken off the Radio… I will not listen to any Clear Channel any more and have not listened to it for a couple of years now.
    Now I guess you are getting the idea of how I am feeling about ComCast. I will not be a fan of anyone who hurts people who do not know me from Adam… but I consider them some of the closest Friends I have ever had. I am a Geek and we all know how Game Jocks treated Geeks in schools back before it was so kewl to be GEEK. Yea it wasn’t nice.
    you Guys made me feel good to be a geek, I’ll never forget that. Leo, Pat, Kevin, Yosh, Sarah, Nicole, all my best hang in there oh if I were only a millionaire… we start GeekTv and burry COMiShaft.
    All my best for your future…
    PS
    Ok dark hackers you have a clear and present target and they have done more to us that Iraq did…

  37. Well my favorite channel on TV is gone now.
    A little history. I was loyal fan of a local radio show… CLEAR CHANNEL owned remember those dogs… well when they stopped playing and boycotted the Dixie Chicks (we all know why I won’t go there) but just know…I listened to this channel so much the know may have well been broken off the Radio… I will not listen to any Clear Channel any more and have not listened to it for a couple of years now.
    Now I guess you are getting the idea of how I am feeling about ComCast. I will not be a fan of anyone who hurts people who do not know me from Adam… but I consider them some of the closest Friends I have ever had. I am a Geek and we all know how Game Jocks treated Geeks in schools back before it was so kewl to be GEEK. Yea it wasn’t nice.
    you Guys made me feel good to be a geek, I’ll never forget that. Leo, Pat, Kevin, Yosh, Sarah, Nicole, all my best hang in there oh if I were only a millionaire… we start GeekTv and burry COMiShaft.
    All my best for your future…
    PS
    Ok dark hackers you have a clear and present target and they have done more to us that Iraq did…

  38. Well my favorite channel on TV is gone now.
    A little history. I was loyal fan of a local radio show… CLEAR CHANNEL owned remember those dogs… well when they stopped playing and boycotted the Dixie Chicks (we all know why I won’t go there) but just know…I listened to this channel so much the know may have well been broken off the Radio… I will not listen to any Clear Channel any more and have not listened to it for a couple of years now.
    Now I guess you are getting the idea of how I am feeling about ComCast. I will not be a fan of anyone who hurts people who do not know me from Adam… but I consider them some of the closest Friends I have ever had. I am a Geek and we all know how Game Jocks treated Geeks in schools back before it was so kewl to be GEEK. Yea it wasn’t nice.
    you Guys made me feel good to be a geek, I’ll never forget that. Leo, Pat, Kevin, Yosh, Sarah, Nicole, all my best hang in there oh if I were only a millionaire… we start GeekTv and burry COMiShaft.
    All my best for your future…
    PS
    Ok dark hackers you have a clear and present target and they have done more to us that Iraq did…

  39. Okay, I’ve been reading stuff about this for a while now
    Right now I’m thinking what’s very important, is the way TechTV was shaping technology culture. The content on this new TV channel will do the same thing, but we should be concerned with exactly what shape it will apply, either purposefully or as side effect.
    Everyone watch carefully. I’m dead serious.

  40. I’m really mad about this, too. TechTV is my favorite channel as well.
    I don’t mean to bust anyone’s chops, but I don’t think petitions or complaint letters are going to help… The people in control don’t seem to care how many people want TechTV to stay the way it is.
    I think all the fired employees should all go start their own network… the New TechTV.

  41. Good Luck to the TECHTV Crew. I want to say I’m sorry to see the best tv channel go. I would have thought with change over the years things would have got better for TechTV. I’m glad that Disney did not jump on there offer, i just imagine what would have happen there too. I WANT MY TECHTV!

  42. Good Luck to the TECHTV Crew. I want to say I’m sorry to see the best tv channel go. I would have thought with change over the years things would have got better for TechTV. I’m glad that Disney did not jump on there offer, i just imagine what would have happen there too. I WANT MY TECHTV!

  43. Finally, something has come along that made me madder than the dropping of the 7:00pm availability of TSS on the West Coast. My son and I have both enjoyed TSS and CFH and along with Newsworld International (hope Gore keeps that honest), were our reason for Cable. You all are like family to us.

  44. Leo,
    Man, this is really bad news. I have watched TSS since you and Kate hosted, and enjoy CFH daily on my Dish PVR after coming home from work. I enjoyed the way you treated every caller with respect and clearly tried to explain each answer, from the simplest to the most complex. Best of luck to you and all the TechTV staff. I will not be watching G4. I don’t understand why companies buy a great asset and then kill it like this. Being a corporate cast away myself, and about your age, I am very empathetic.

  45. Before you all go nuts, please wait until Monday when they announce the new lineup..G4tv.com is offline and will have all the info. I’m pretty sure we are all NOT going to like all the changes, but I know that there will be some things you will like, and cancelling your satelite or cable service will not change a thing.
    Leo is a god, he’s way above worrying about a show on TV. He will be on TV when LEO decides he wants to be on tv, eh? 🙂 Mourn not for him.
    Patience….then after the announcement Monday, then curse (fill in the blank)

  46. I guess you guys are pretty bummed. In a way we all are too, our favorite channel is being torn apart and may not resurface as anything we know or like. Too bad bill didn’t buy it. If only you hadn’t been such a vocal critic. Not that he doesn’t deserve it. I’d just like my channel back with everyone on it. The one good thing bill has done is fight sony’s quest for world domination with the xbox. The worst is supporting digital rights management. Our country is famous for being a land where anyone can get rich and live the good life. Too bad the first move rich and powerful people make is securing the means of their addiction. Copyrights and patents have gone too far. There have to be limits besides greed. What does one man need with a trillion dollars? The eternal quest to rule the world isn’t a divine right. There will always be those who steal. But rewriting history for the benefit of the wealthy isn’t going to stand the test of time. Taking away people’s rights to insure thieves don’t prevail is the equivalent of protectionism. Artists will be compensated better if you allow new technology to flourish, not cripple it as we’re on the verge of doing. If you create a system people want they will flock to it and everyone will make money. Shoveling garbage down our throats will only make us look for the better mousetrap. Scrap copywrites before clamping down any further. The Walt Disneys of today rue the day he was born along with all the other protectionists.
    All over the place I know. anyway I hope you guys stay on the shows and continue to enrich our lives and our living rooms.

  47. *The Following post contains subhject matter that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Viewer Discretion is Advised*
    I’m going to buy everyone over at Comcast a big dildo, so they can go screw themselves. Also, I think it’s funny that everyone hates Robot Wats. Now that’s one show that belongs on that GOD AWFUL G4 network. I, too, would watch ONLY, and I mean ONLY, TechTV. From the time I woke up, to the time I went to bed. I’m also going to s*** down everyone’s neck at Comcast, and make them s*** out my s***, which is made up of my s***, and have them eat that s***. Man oh man. It seems the world really IS going to end in 2012. . .

  48. Ive been wanting to get G4 on DirectTV for a while and I was so happy when I heard that they would merge with TechTV. It would be the ultimate tech network!! But now its looking worse. I really hope that like G4 has said on there site “They will continue to run popular existing TechTV shows.” I really hope were all complaining over nothing. They are firing some but not all… Ugh…

  49. Leo I am still stunned about this news. I don’t know what to say, but know that you have the support of me and my family, and we are sure that we will be seeing you on TV again soon.
    That is to say if Comcast knows what’s good for them.
    My thoughts are also with all the other TechTV.
    :*)
    Enjoy your trip!
    -Your Number one Aussie fan,
    Ben Dummett.

  50. Make your voice heard – there are three separate online petitions at http://www.petitiononline.com that are petitioning against this action. They’re all the most active petitions on there, so just go to the home page and sign one or all of them!

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