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Published on November 2nd, 2010 | by Cameron Woolsey

G4 Unplugged: DirecTV Drops the Station

Negotiations between DirecTV and G4 seem to have crumbled. As of November 1st, you will no longer see G4 programming on the provider’s listings. G4 is obviously not pleased with the decision and have released this statement:

We are very disappointed with DirecTV¹s decision to drop G4 as of November 1, 2010. We have done everything in our power to reach a fair and equitable long-term extension with them to continue to carry our network. This is especially frustrating since our offer to them was the same basic deal that we¹ve had with DirecTV for the past three years. However, DirecTV rejected this offer thereby denying their subscribers the only network dedicated to today¹s web-inspired, tech-savvy, gamer lifestyle.

We here at the Network are extremely proud of the value we bring to the millions of viewers who watch G4. Through programming like Attack of the Show, X-Play, Ninja Warrior, Web Soup or our exclusive live coverage of the E3 gaming Expo, Comic-Con, CES and the Tokyo Game Show, G4 remains committed to providing “plugged in” programming which makes this network such a unique channel that television has to offer.

If you are a DirecTV subscriber please contact them directly at 1-888-9-WeAreG4 to voice your disappointment for dropping the service. You do have a choice when it comes to getting your TV service. Please enter your zip code below to find a list of providers in your area who carry G4.

We are sorry to our fans who are affected by DirecTV¹s decision and are hopeful that they will agree to have G4 back up on their service in the very near future. In the meantime, we thank you for your support.

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Bummer. Now what will the DirecTV masses do without their weekly Cops and Cheaters marathons and something with Japanese people hitting each other? Go watch something better, I suppose.

However, having even two shows is about two more than what most stations attempt to give to the gaming community. If you feel as if that’s enough to support the station’s fight to get back on the DirecTV listings then call the number above and demand it.

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Video game journalist since 2006, and gaming since he was old enough to use an Atari joystick. Follow me: @Cam_is_16bit

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