Ken Edwards, a 26-year-old database specialist at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, has been watching since ZDTV launched. He claims to own every current game console but only watched one show on the old G4. He tracks some of the backlash to the cancellation of Call for Help and the uncertainty over Laporte’s future. Edwards and other are bemused but pleased that Laporte’s show has been picked up by G4techTV Canada and may eventually reach the United States through syndication.
The network’s firing of the 285 employees at TechTV in San Francisco also caused resentment, even though some of them can apply for jobs in Los Angeles, where G4techTV is based. “It didn’t look good to people,” said Edwards, who wrote about the merger for his blog. “A lot of times that can hurt you more than anything else.”
Nice one Ken :).