G4 (first era)


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G4 (second era)



In late 2012, G4's studio programming was ceased in preparation for its re-launch as the Esquire Network on September 23, 2013, as part of a licensing deal with Hearst Corporation, owner of Esquire magazine. However, on September 9, 2013, news broke that NBCUniversal will instead replace Style with Esquire Network leaving G4 "as is for the foreseeable future, though it's highly unlikely the company will invest in more original programming".

With G4 slowly winding down operations, syndication rights to shows such as Cops, Heroes, and Lost ended at the end of August with the new television season, leaving G4 to only air repeats of their original series beginning on September 1, 2014.

G4 shut down all operations on December 31, 2014, after a marathon of the Top 100 Video Games of All Time special, plus the very first episode of X-Play, ending on a game of Pong (referencing the channel's launch) that zoomed out further and further until Kevin Pereira yelled "I'm at Comic-Con!", referencing the fact that the San Diego Comic-Con is often described as "nerd heaven", signing off for good with the Game Boy boot-up sound.

In September 2017, the Canadian version of G4 was also shut down.

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