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    Entire Staff of Tech TV Let Go

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    Posted by CowboyNeal on Thursday May 06, @11:42PM
    from the no-one-left-to-save-the-screens dept.
    Bocaj writes "Looks like it's curtains for TechTV staff. A Leo Laporte article says that Comcast has let the entire staff go. 'Per the WARN Act (governing plant closings) all the employees of TechTV have been given 60 days notice. The San Francisco operation will be shuttered by July. 100 of the existing jobs will be posted for those willing to relocate to LA.' No word on what will happen to all the shows or the channel."

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    This is dumb. They have personalties that are trusted and have built a following. New management and all new staff, I have my doubts.
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    What a BIG shame, this had an almost cult following all over the world...

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    Man that s**ks....what a foolish decision on their part.

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    A shame indeed!

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    this move will force me to boycott the G4 channel... I don't have it now but something tells me I will.... boycott I say.... just like the RIAA!!!!

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    How messed up is that?!?!?

    I guess it's back to the outdoors channel with the fly-fishing bikini women.

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    Good point Cardriver. I don't think there will be a need to boycott. When it comes to giving technical advice, it take a while to gain the confidence of the audience. If they don't introduce spectacular changes, it won't fly.

    Besides, Comcast may have just wanted the bandwidth. Maybe it will become a shopping channel or some other totally different animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efc
    Good point Cardriver. I don't think there will be a need to boycott. When it comes to giving technical advice, it take a while to gain the confidence of the audience. If they don't introduce spectacular changes, it won't fly.

    Besides, Comcast may have just wanted the bandwidth. Maybe it will become a shopping channel or some other totally different animal.
    I'm guessing that if Comcast needs more bandwidth the Disney channel would be the first to go.

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    DOWN WITH THOSE BLOODY COMCAST BASTARDS!!!!!

    I hate this.. I hate comcast. I hate conglomerates and corporations that ruin great things. Why in the hell would they fire everyone at TechTV? Those people are the REASON we watch the show in the first place....

    LAME, really F'in lame.

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    http://www.comcast.com/Support/Feedback.asp

    Let Comcast know how you feel about this crap!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    http://www.comcast.com/Support/Feedback.asp

    Let Comcast know how you feel about this crap!!!!!
    Good idea BB. I sent an email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    DOWN WITH THOSE BLOODY COMCAST BASTARDS!!!!!

    I hate this.. I hate comcast. I hate conglomerates and corporations that ruin great things. Why in the hell would they fire everyone at TechTV? Those people are the REASON we watch the show in the first place....

    LAME, really F'in lame.
    Bravo BB ! I support the BB government 100% on this issue.


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    BB for president.



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    BB for president.
    He's Got my primary vote

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    I see all this support, but the donations haven't been pouring in

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