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Video game television network G4 to relaunch on November 16

After being on hiatus for seven years, video game-centric television network G4 has announced its official relaunch date: November 16, 2021.

At launch, G4 will be available on linear TV through Verizon Fios, Cox, and Xfinity TV, through streaming through Philo and a “multi-year promotional and commercial partnership through G4’s official Twitch channel”, and through “channel-specific content on his social media platforms and YouTube.

Additional distribution will be “announced closer to network launch.”

The network will launch with the return of its “geek culture variety show” Attack of the show! and video game review show X Playhosted by returning hosts Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler, respectively.

Attack of the show! and X Play will be joined by Boosteda “weekly esports comedy series”, a Dungeons & Dragons limited series, and several esports programs in partnership with ESL Gaming.

G4 will also broadcast all 167 episodes of ninja warrior (SASUKE in Japan), another returning show from its past lineup that has not aired on North American television since 2013.

On-air talent Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler will be joined by new G4 brand hosts including Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Ovilee May, Froskurinn, Austin Creed, Kassem G, Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil, The Black Hokage , Gina Darling, Fiona Nova, Will Neff and vstreamer CodeMiko.

G4 announced their 2021 comeback in 2020 and held an open casting call for new hosts earlier this year.

After a G4 reunion show aired last November, G4 led its official relaunch throughout 2021 with multiple “G4 Beach House” streams and videos on its YouTube and Twitch channels.

The original incarnation of G4 aired in 2002, launched with the tagline “TV for Gamers” and 10 original shows all focused on video games, including a competitive multiplayer show Arena, trailer showcase Cinematech, tips and tricks show Cheat!and round table talk show

In 2004, the network merged with TechTV, a cable network focused on technology and the Internet. The combined entity was briefly called “G4techTV”.

With the acquisition, G4 added TechTV programming like a tech variety show screen Savers and game review show X Play; later revamped G4 Screen savers in pop culture centered Attack of the show!

In 2005, “TechTV” was dropped from the name “G4techTV” in the United States, reverting to “G4” and adopting the new slogan “Videogame TV”.

In the years since, G4 has become less and less focused on video games and more on a general lifestyle channel for men, airing reruns of shows like star trek, COPS, Cheatersand Lost.

Poor network management and loss of viewership eventually led to the channel’s demise in 2014, when all operations were shut down.