After more than a year of teasing and occasional streams, G4 will return to linear TV on November 16. So far, it is confirmed that the channel will appear on Comcast / Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Cox and Philo. Since announcing its return last year, G4 has posted meeting content as well as occasional streams to Twitch, where the network will maintain a “multi-year promotional and commercial partnership.”
Although the original G4 faded away when it was renamed the Esquire Channel about eight years ago, the network’s new mantra is “we never stopped playing”. Network Chairman Russell Arons wrote in a statement that G4 “can’t wait for our fans to join us in our hilarious and quite absurd sandbox.”
When G4 returns next month, some of the lineup and hosts should be very familiar. Attack on the show is back with host Kevin Pereira, while Xplay (plus X-Play) is once again in the realm of criticism under the auspices of Adam Sessler. In addition to some esports-focused series, G4 has also secured the streaming rights in the United States for Sasuke, a.k.a ninja warrior, for old school fans who watched the original Japanese version on his cable channel.
A new highlight is the G4 Dungeons & Dragons Limited Series, a 2021 D&D Live sequel created in partnership with Wizards of the Coast. Expect the show to feature “a mix of G4 talent, veteran D&D players and celebrities” over four campaigns.
If your particular carrier or service isn’t listed here, Adam Sessler notes in a tweet that there will be more announcements as the network gets closer to launch. G4’s new programming will air from a dedicated studio in Burbank, Calif., Designed by the same architectural firm behind Red Bull HQ and Esports Stadium Arlington.
keep in mind that the content is also live on
Twitch too. We intend to do @ G4TV as easily accessible to as many people as possible around the world. In addition, other distribution channels will be announced in the coming weeks. https://t.co/FZmy8EKq3n
– Adam “Halloween Reference” Sessler (@AdamSessler) 12 October 2021
- G4 will return to linear TV and streaming on November 16
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