The Good: Looks like most of the shows from both channels will make the transition intact including my personal favorites of X-Play and Fresh Gear.
The Bad: No word on if the current TechTV hosts will also be making the transition.
The Ugly: The new channel’s name will be G4techTV. Oh yeah, that’s original.
G4 & TechTV will be upgrading to form one network that will take digital entertainment to the next level.
G4techTV will be the one and only network that is plugged into every dimension of games, gear, gadgets & gigabytes.
We’ve got a great new game plan featuring the best elements from both channels. Most of your favorite shows will be crossing over when we join forces on “G-Day”: May 28th.
You’ll find everything you need to know about our upcoming alliance right here on g4techtv.com. We’ll keep you posted on all the latest developments, including our combined programming lineup, new original series, specials or any other last minute details we’re planning in order to create the perfect blend of both channels.
In the meantime, score more of what’s in store for you. During each network’s ongoing broadcasts, we’ll be running sneak previews showcasing the best & brightest programming of both G4 and TechTV.
The FAQ they’ve set up lists what shows will be on the combined channel and what cable companies are expected to carry it. The fact that MY cable company isn’t listed among the ones known to carry it is somewhat alarming unless, of course, the new combined channel ends up sucking. Until the merger is complete both channels will be running some of the other channel’s shows as a “sneak peak” kinda thing to give you a chance to see how good or bad this deal may turn out to be.