New videogame channel announced
Comcast Cable and Insight Communication have announced the idea to add a television station that is dedicated solely to videogame coverage. Scheduled for April 2002, the channel will be called G4.
"Over 145 million Americans play computer and video games," said Amy Banse, Vice President of Programming Investments for Comcast Corporation. "This diverse community needs representation on our channel line-up. Comcast has been an avid supporter of G4 from its earliest development. G4 is a totally unique programming service that will appeal to video gamers everywhere. We are delighted to be offering G4 to Comcast customers as well as making this channel available to cable and satellite distributors nationwide. Americans will spend over $8 billion on video games this year. G4 is the television network for them. Whether on consoles, computers, online, cell phones, PDAs, or in an arcade, Americans have fully embraced video games. G4 is game to bring this national pastime to TV."
11/30/2001 Matt Stensrud